Emmaus, Pennsylvania is a quaint historic community of 12,000 nestled on the northern slope of South Mountain. It lies 50 miles north of Philadelphia and 20 miles west of the Delaware River. Formed in 1759 as a closed Moravian village on land owned by the church, Emmaus was incorporated as a Pennsylvania borough a hundred years later in 1859.
In an effort to provide more reliable and effective communications with the Community, the Borough of Emmaus has implemented Swiftreach Networks, Inc. as our emergency notification provider.
Swift911™ is a notification program with the capability of delivering recorded warnings to the entire community, via telephone or TTY (teletypewriter) to the Borough or specific areas to notify citizens by phone of information regarding you or your property. The system can make thousands of calls in a minute to convey vital information which may include water emergencies, weather emergencies or for sharing important information.
It is important for residents and business owners to provide contact information such as unlisted, unpublished or cell phone numbers. Accurate numbers in the database help to ensure emergency information will be passed on to everyone in a timely manner.
If you would like to provide an alternate number other than your home number you may also do so. The alternate phone number would be called if your primary phone number is not answered by a person or answering machine.
All calls you receive will have the caller ID of “Emmaus Borough.” Your information will not be provided to any outside agencies or companies.
To update your information please click on the Swift H20 Logo below. . If you do not have access to a computer you may call 610-965-9288 to provide information or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to our Veterans!
On Monday, May 27, 2013, the Annual Memorial Day Parade will begin at 9:00 a.m., moving from the Emmaus High School parking lot on North Street, onto Macungie Avenue, onto Chestnut Street to Fourth Street, and ending at the Memorial Triangle where Third and Fourth Streets converge. Stanley Reinhard, a US Army Veteran, will be the keynote speaker. In the event of inclement weather, the Service will be held in the Emmaus High School Auditorium at 9:30 a.m.
Beat the Heat!!!!
The Emmaus Community Pool will be opened on May 25, 26, and 27th from Noon to 8:00 p.m. for the Memorial Day Weekend, weather permitting. For season passes, please complete the pool membership form located below and bring it with you when you purchase your passes. Proof of residency will be required for passes to be acquired at the resident rate.
The Emmaus and Upper Milford Township Environmental Advisory Council's Earth Day Clean-up and Free Electronics Recycling Day event and celebration was held on Saturday, April 20, 2013 with approximately 243 attendees. A very Big "Thank You" to everyone who particpated in Earth Day and helped clean areas in Emmaus and Upper Milford Township.
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Borough residents have been issued Compost Site ID cards for access into the Borough's Compost Site. These cards were included with the 2013 Refuse Bill. If you need a replacement card or were not issued one, please visit the Cashier's window at Town Hall, 28 S. 4th Street, Emmaus, PA. Please have identification verifying your address when obtaining a card.
Registrations for the 2013 Summer Parks Program are now being accepted at Town Hall, 28 S. Fourth Street, Emmaus. Due to the continual increase in interest and demand, all registrations must be completed prior to your child participating in the program. Registration must be completed by June 1, 2013 and will not be accepted after that date. Photo ID is required at the time of registration.
The Program will be held at the Emmaus Community Park from June 24 to August 2, 2013. Residents between the ages of 5 and 12 years old are encouraged to attend from 9:00 a.m. to Noon, Monday through Friday. The program costs $35 per child.
If you have any questions, please contact Kathy in the Borough offices at 610-965-0701.
The Borough of Emmaus is currently accepting letters of interest to serve on the Arts Commission, Civil Service Commission, Joint Environmental Advisory Council, Parks & Recreation Commission, Planning Commission, Shade Tree Commission, Special Entertainment Commission, and the Vacancy Board. Interested volunteers should complete the Board and Commission/Volunteer Information Sheet and forward it to: Borough Manager, 28 S. 4th Street, Emmaus, PA 18049.