as of: Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 16:36:25 EST/EDST
This is the website for AGREM, Incorporated, also known as Avon Grove Regional Emergency Management. We are an emergency management organization located in Chester County, Pennsylvania providing support for the boroughs of Avondale and West Grove, and the nearby townships of London Grove, Penn, New London, Franklin, and London Britain.
We encourage you to review our site to learn more about our organization, and what we do for the area we cover. If you have any questions, or would like to volunteer, or even just attend a meeting or two to see what we're all about, we encourage you to do so.
Our site is also about informing you, the public, about emergency management and both personal and business preparedness for disasters, be they natural or man-made. Given the importance of weather, we have placed critical information and graphics related to weather on our homepage to provide you with quick access to this information. Our weather page has additional information, so we encourage you to visit it as well.
We are a non-profit organization, and our website is frequently changed or updated by volunteers. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause for our visitors, as we strive to provide the most recent information available to you.
Smoke Detectors are a Life-Saver:Install, Check Batteries, and Test Regularly
If your smoke alarm was installed beforeSeptember 1, 2004, it needs to be replaced.
Health Alert - Enterovirus D68
A serious respiratory illness is circulating around the US, most recently in the PA, DE, and NJ area. The Chester County Health Department has provided additional information at http://chesco.org/index.aspx?NID=2793.
AGREM AM Radio Information Station Project
Learn about this very important community project on the AGREM agenda during 2014 and 2015. For the latest information on the project, you can click here, or on the red button in the navigation menu.
Do you have a regular (non-cellular) phone in your residence? If not, you may be unable to receive reverse-911 notifications that provide you with important safety information from Emergency Services. Please consider the following solutions:
- Individuals can enroll their cell phones in the Reverse 9-1-1 system by going to: https://chesco.onthealert.com
- Sign up for Chester County Ready Notify PA and register both your email and cellphone to receive important messages.
Both of these solutions can help ensure that you receive important information by automated text, email, or cellphone messages.
Help US to help YOU -- Special Needs Registry
If you or someone you know has special needs that could impact your or their ability to evacuate or relocate in the event of an emergency, please register with the Chester County Special Needs system. The website to register is: http://specialneeds.chesco.org/.
We review this registry when necessary before, during, and after an emergency such as a tornado or hurricane to identify residents who may require special assistance. Please register BEFORE the next major event occurs.
Any resident who can volunteer their time and talent to their community in an emergency is ecouraged to register with the Chester County Medical Reserve Corp (CC-MRC). Registration does NOT require you to have a medical background.
MRC volunteers help by providing administrative, medical, and other support services to Red Cross Shelters, the Chester County SNS (Strategic National Stockpile) POD programs, and other community response activities. In addition, registered volunteers are provided numerous opportunities to both learn and use skills through training sessions and exercises that support emergency preparedness in our community.
If you are interested, please register using the ServPA website (www.serv.pa.gov). Choose 'Medical Reserve Corp' and 'Chester County Medical Reserve Corps' when you provide your contact information. You are always in control of when and where you respond, and your information is only used when necessary.
AGREM is on Summer Break during June, July, and August.
Our next meeting will be on:
Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 6:30pm EST
at the New London Township Building
During the Summer Break, Radio checks will be done on the second thursday at 6:00pm EST. Reminder emails will be sent, please participate if you are available.