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as of: Friday, May 7, 2021 at  18:03:23 EST/EDST

Welcome!

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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,map icon 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.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccine Information

For the latest information for vaccines in Chester County, use this link: Vaccine Updates. This site contains information on registrating, CDC guidance, and much more.

Guidance for Individuals that are Fully Vaccinated

COVID-19 vaccines are effective at protecting you from getting sick. Based on what we know about COVID-19 vaccines, people who have been fully vaccinated can start to do some things that they had stopped doing because of the pandemic.

We’re still learning how vaccines will affect the spread of COVID-19. After you’ve been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you should keep taking precautions in public places like wearing a mask, staying 6 feet apart from others, and avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated spaces until we know more.

For the purposes of this guidance, people are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 more than 2 weeks after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), or more than 2 weeks after they have received a single-dose vaccine (Johnson and Johnson (J&J)/Janssen).

COVID-19 Alert Mobile App

The official mobile app provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Health that uses the "Exposure Notification System (ENS)" provided by Apple and Google.

This app can notify you if you have been around anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or is currently involved in contact-tracing from an exposure AND has the app installed. Your personal information (GPS location, name, address, phone, etc) is NOT collected or used. Only Public Health authorities can use the inforamtion in this system.

Download from the Apple Store   or the Google Play Store

The May AGREM meeting will be on:

Thursday, May 13, 2021

On-Line via ZOOM with details sent prior to the meeting.

Radio Check at 6:00pm EST
Meeting starts at 6:30pm EST

Note the change in meeting logistics!

Announcements / Notices

Are you Ready? Is your family Ready? Are you Getting Important Alerts?

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Have you signed up for ReadyCheso yet? You can register to receive important messages from the Chester County Department of Emergency Services and your municipality's Emergency Management Coordinator through this system .

You choose what you want to get notified about, and also how you want to be notified. The system supports use of text, email, or voice alerts. You can chose whatever you prefer, and the order the system uses to notify you.

The recommended alert choices are: your local municipality, weather, and Public Health alerts. You can choose other selections as desired; and can change the entire setup at any time.

For more information and to register, visit the following website: READYChesCo.org.

SMART 911 in Chester County

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Smart911 lets you create a private and secure safety profile for your family. The profile can include important information you want 9-1-1 operators and first responders to have when you call for an emergency.

In an emergency seconds can save lives. Take a few seconds now to plan ahead at www.smart911.com

Your SMART-911 profile is also available whenever you are travelling or visiting other states that also utilize the SMART 911 system.

Local Information

Listen to AM 1670 on your smartphone, tablet, and computer; in your car, or on a portable emergency radio. Emergency and other community information for the Avon Grove and surrounding areas is broadcast 24x7. AGREM 1670 broadcasts are automatically interrupted whenever the National Weather Service issues any alerts for our area.

Power Outages and Weather

Avon Grove Area Road Information

  • E. Nottingham Township: Long-term Closure: Bridge on Saginaw Road is CLOSED to ALL Traffic. The bridge is located between Kings Row Road and Rte 472 . DETOUR ROUTE (East side): Use Saginaw Road east to Rte 896. Turn right on 896 S to the stop-sign at State Road, turn right on State Road, and go west to Route 472. DETOUR ROUTE (West side): Go west to Rte 472, turn left on 472 to State Road. Turn left on State Road and go east to Rte 896. Turn left on Rte 896 North and follow to Saginaw road (on left). Turn onto Saginaw for destinations up to the closure point. The bridge replacement project is currently underway with completion this Spring.
  • New London Township: REDUCED WEIGHT LIMIT on Pennocks Bridge Road between Avondale-New London and State Roads. The weight limit is now a MAXIMUM of 3 tons. Any vehicles, or loads, over 6,000 lbs MUST NOT cross over this bridge!

Other Road Information

Health & Human Services

Volunteer -- Serve our community

See Something - Say Something

See Something Say Something Campaign

Events around us 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

FEMA NFPA - Public Service Announcement