There are no active watches, warnings or advisories for Chester County (Pennsylvania)
as of: Friday, October 9, 2015 at 13:38:10 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.
Reproduced from NFPA's Fire Prevention Week website, www.firepreventionweek.org. © 2015 NFPA.
The November AGREM meeting will be on : New London Township Building902 State Road New London, PA 19360
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Radio Check at 6:00pm EST Meeting starts at 6:30pm EST
We are having some technical issues with our link to PayPal for accepting your donations to support AGREM. We apologize for the inconvenience. In the meantime, you can send your tax-deductible donations to: AGREM, Inc. PO Box 82, West Grove, PA 19390-0082.
AGREM AM Radio Information Station Project
AGREM-1670 is on-the-air, but only broadcasting a test signal so that we can verify signal strength and the coverage area. The system supports network streaming of the current broadcast message; so you can “listen-in” to the test signal using a smartphone, tablet, or computer.
Visit the main page for AGREM-1670, or click on the blue and white navigation button in the menu to find out more about the project.
Ready.Gov - Public Service Announcement
Do you, or does someone you know, have Special Needs?
If the answer is yes, and those special needs could require assistance in the event of an emergency, please register at READYChesCo.org
The information is used by Emergency management officials when necessary before, during, or after an emergency to check on residents and identify whether assistance is or may be required.
It takes only a few minutes to register, and the information you provide could be invaluable in an emergency.
Are you Ready? Is your family Ready?
Chester County has a newly expanded service for delivering emergency messages and receiving responses from local residents. The service was previously known as ReadyNotify PA, and the new system is called ReadyChesco.
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.
You choose how you want to be notified -- text, email, voice -- and the order used by the system to reach you. You can also choose 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.
Text to 911 Service is Available in Chester County
In situations when calling 9-1-1 in an emergency is not possible, you can send a text message to 9-1-1 instead.
Peggy Gusz, Executive Director of The Crime Victims’ Center of Chester County, Inc. commented on the value of the new Text to 9-1-1 service: “In a situation where voice communication is not an option, texting to 9-1-1 may help to prevent a crime from being committed and may even save a life. Chester County’s investment in this service is very much appreciated, and adds another element of safety and protection for Chester County citizens, particularly those at risk.”
Text to 9-1-1 calls do take longer to process than voice calls, and the location accuracy is not as precise as voice calls from a wireless phone.
If Text to 9-1-1 is the only option:
- You must have a data plan to text.
- Do not use abbreviations.
- Answer the questions as quickly and briefly as possible.
- If the situation changes, and you can make a voice call, let the telecommunicator know, then dial 9-1-1
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.