About Us

Joe Velten, Director

The department of Emergency Management/ Services develops and maintains the Township’s emergency operation plans and standard operating procedures for disaster relief. In the event of an emergency in Warminster, the Township appointed Emergency Management Coordinator conducts inspections of damaged areas, assists with equipment, coordinates supplies and response efforts.

The Emergency Management/Services department is also responsible for conducting plan reviews and inspections of fire alarm, sprinkler systems, and other fire safety systems. Fire and life safety inspections are also conducted when new businesses move into town and on a contiual basis. When a fire occurs, the department will work with the Police and Volunteer Fire Departments to determine how a fire started.

For a list of fees for the inspection program, permits, or fines, please click here to view.


The most dangerous part of any fire is the smoke. That is why smoke detectors are essential for early warning of a fire in your home. You should have one smoke detector on every level and one smoke detector in every bedroom in your house. Be sure to test them regularly to ensure they work. Smoke detectors now come with many features such as voices, different languages, flashing lights, wireless interconnection, hardwired inter-connection, battery powered, and carbon monoxide alarm. Make sure you are alerted before it is too late.

Starting in 2019

The Fire Marshal’s office has started its annual Fire Prevention & Life Safety Inspection program for 2019. Close to 1000 businesses in Warminster Township will be inspected for fire prevention and life safety features during the year. We are using a new tablet based program that will provide a report to the business owner as soon as the inspection is completed. The “answer key” to our inspection checklist is posted on our website. All fees are based on square footage or type of occupancy and posted on the website. After the initial fire inspection is completed, an invoice will be mailed and a re-inspection date scheduled if there are any violations.  Please click here for a sample fire inspection check list.