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.
Keep Safety First whenever there is snow...
Traveling: If you must travel, have plenty of gas in your car, a shovel, extra blankets, water, spare clothing, and anything else special you may need for yourself or your children (medications, diapers, formula, etc) in case you get stranded.
Snow Plows: Snow plows and other snow removal equipment require plenty of room to do their job. Leave a greater following distance between your vehicle and a plow truck -- at least 10 car lengths. Do NOT pass a snow plow. If you need to pass, you are driving too fast for current conditions.
Shoveling Snow: Shoveling snow is more stressful on your heart. Take smaller amounts of snow with your shovel and take frequent breaks. Know the warning signs of a heart attack, and STOP if you experience any of them and call 9-1-1. If you know someone who may be unable to clear their walk or driveway, please offer to help them if you can. Get a group together to do the work -- it's faster and easier with many hands!
Listen to 1670 AM for latest updates and information for the Avon Grove Area.
The March AGREM meeting will be on: New London Township Building902 State Road New London, PA 19360
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Radio Check at 6:00pm ESTMeeting starts at 6:30pm EST
Announcements / Notices
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.
Be safe during cold weather!
There may be a temptation to use other heat sources to heat your home. Only use sources that are meant for indoor use and be certain to check devices such as space heaters for frayed or damaged power cords. Also make sure the circuits they are plugged into are not overloaded. It is better, and safer, to layer on additional clothing or blankets rather than using a potentially unsafe device.
DO NOT use candles, propane grills or portable stoves, or your kitchen stove as an alternate heat source. Besides not being designed for this purpose, they can easy cause a fire or generate deadly carbon monoxide -- an odorless, colorless gas that can render you unconscious and kill you.
During prolonged cold periods, check frequently on anyone who may be more impacted by the weather, such as those with special needs, or older family members, friends, and neighbors.
For additional information review the Winter Safety Tips from the Ready.Gov website.
Spring CERT Class - Register by Monday, March 23rd
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 course is FREE!
To sign up, please visit: https://destraining.chesco.org/p-8181-cg31.aspx.
The registration deadline is Monday, March 23, 2020 unless the class fills early. Class size is limited to 30 participants.
More detailed information is available on the course flyer.
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.