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.
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 issue you create if you need to be rescued. Avoid putting your life, the lives of your passengers, and the lives of First Responders at risk by making a poor decision.
For more information, go here: Flooding Preparedness Information
Smoke Detectors are a Life-Saver:Install, Check Batteries, and Test Regularly
Smoke Detector Information from the Consumer Product Safety Commission
If your smoke alarm was installed beforeOctober -10, it should be replaced.
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 14, 2017 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.
SMART 911 is Available in Chester County
Did you know Smart911 is a free service available to keep you and your family safer? Provided by Chester County Department of Emergency Services, 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 can click this link: Smart-911 Frequently-Asked-Questions for additional information.
Useful Local Information
Driving in Fog or Rain
If it is foggy or raining, you should turn on your headlights so that other drivers can more easily see you. On newer cars, don't rely on the automatic sensor to turn your lights on -- turn them on manually instead.
Also, remember that whenever your windshield wipers are on, your headlights should be on as well.
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.
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 .
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 for Red Cross Shelters, the Chester County Health Department POD programs, and other community response activities. Registered volunteers are offered many opportunities throughout the year to learn and use skills during training sessions and exercises supporting emergency preparedness in our community.
If you are interested, please register using the ServPA website (www.serv.pa.gov). Choose 'Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Organizations' and then 'Chester County Medical Reserve Corps' when you provide your contact information. NOTE: You are always in control of when and where you respond, and your information is only used when necessary.
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.