There are no active watches, warnings or advisories for Chester County (Pennsylvania)
as of: Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 16:36:24 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
Smoke Detector Information from the Consumer Product Safety Commission
If your smoke alarm was installed beforeOctober 2006, it should be replaced.
Check your emergency preparedness kits.Remove outdated supplies and Replenish your kit.
If your smoke detectors were installed on or before October 2006, you should replace them with new units.
Purchase units with dual detectors (ionization and photoelectric) and install 10 year batteries.
Check your smoke detector regularly and unless you have 10 year batteries, replace the batteries at least once a year.
The November AGREM meeting will be on : New London Township Building902 State Road New London, PA 19360
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Radio Check at 6:00pm EST Meeting starts at 6:30pm EST
Fall Driving Hazards
Fall is the time of year when leaves change colors and animals like deer are more active. The beauty of fall colors turns hazardous when leaves are on the road, and even more so when the roads are wet. Remember to leave extra following distance as well as to slow down -- leaves, even on a dry roadway, can increase stopping/braking distances. The hazard is even greater when the roads and leaves are wet.
Deer are more active and pay less attention to cars and trucks on the roads. They are especially active druing the early morning and early to late evening hours. Be aware that if you see one deer, there are likely several more in the area. Again, slow down and don't drive faster than the stopping distance you can see with your headlights.
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.
Useful Local Information
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.
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.
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.