There are no active watches, warnings or advisories for Chester County (Pennsylvania)
as of: Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 20:18:01 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 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.
When there is a risk of a severe weather event, check the National Weather Service (NWS) for your local forecast and to get the latest information. There are several quick links on the AGREM website to help you. Put AM 1670 into the memory of your car radio, and pre-set the dial on your emergency portable radio. It will be updated with specific local and other safety information as appropriate for the Avon Grove Area.
DO NOT drive through water on a flooded roadway, or drive around barricades or ignore signage indicating a roadway is closed. If you believe that a road is passable, but it is still marked as closed, it is possible that the roadway has not yet been inspected for structural or other issues.
Just because there's no water on it, does not always mean the road is safe. Be Safe, turn around, and find another route. The minor inconvenience to you, is better than the major problems you create if you must be rescued. Avoid putting your life, the lives of your passengers, as well as the lives of First Responders at risk by making a poor decision.
For more information, go here: Flooding Preparedness Information
AGREM is on Summer Break during June, July, and August. New London Township Building902 State Road New London, PA 19360
Our next meeting will be on:
Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 6:30pm EST
During the Summer Break, Radio checks will be done on the second thursday at 6:00pm EST. Please participate if you are available.
Announcements / Notices
Fall CERT Class - Register before September 5th
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training is designed to prepare individuals to help themselves and others in the event of a catastrophic disaster. Due to emergency services personnel not being able to help everyone immediately, CERT members can make a difference in their neighborhood and in our community by using their CERT training to save lives and protect property.
This class is open to anyone who wants to learn how to be better prepared before, during, and after an emergency. Students must be 16 or older to attend. If students are between 16-18 years old a parent or guardian must accompany them.
To sign up, please visit: http://destraining.chesco.org/ema/CERTFall2019
Registration opened on June 1st and the sign-up deadline is September 5, 2018 unless the class fills early. Class size is limited to 30 participants. If you are unable to get into the Fall class, there will be another one offered in the Spring as well.
This course is provided for FREE!
Listen to AM 1670 on your smartphone, tablet, and computer; in your car, or on a portable emergency radio. Emergency as well as other community information for Avon Grove and the surrounding areas is broadcast 24x7. AGREM 1670 is also interrupted automatically whenever the National Weather Service issues an alert for our area as well.
Power Outages and Weather
Road & Traffic Information
Health & Human Services
Volunteer -- Serve our community
See Something - Say Something
Numerous events around the US as well as overseas are a constant reminder that being prepared is as simple as being aware of your surroundings, and reporting to the authorities anything that appears out of the ordinary or which raises a concern about your safety or the safety of others.
For additional information, visit this site: www.dhs.gov .
Ready.Gov - Public Service Announcement
SMART 911 is Available in Chester County
Chester County now offers a free service available to keep you and your family safer. Smart911 lets you create a private and secure safety profile for your family, including any information you want 9-1-1 to have during an emergency.
You can include details such as a list of family members, photos, medical notes, pets, and emergency contacts. In an emergency seconds can save lives. Take a few seconds now to plan ahead at www.smart911.com
You should also know that your SMART-911 profile is available while you are travelling or visiting in other states and areas that also support the SMART 911 system.
You can click this link: Smart-911 Frequently-Asked-Questions for additional information.
Are you Ready? Is your family Ready?
Have you signed up for ReadyCheso yet? You can register to receive all types of important messages from the Chester County Department of Emergency Services as well as your local municipality's Emergency manager through this system .
You can choose how you want to be notified -- text, email, voice -- and the order the system uses to reach you. You can select additional message content (such as weather alerts) that you would like to receive.
For more information and to register, visit the following website: READYChesCo.org.