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.
All Pennsylvania Residents -- Masks are Mandatory.
All Pennsylvania residents must wear a mask at all times when out in public. This includes wearing one outdoors, especially whenever social distancing (of 6 feet or greater) cannot be maintained, and whenever you visit a business.
Remember -- your mask protects those around you, and THEIR mask protects you. This simple, but important action will help limit the increased community spread of COVID-19 coronavirus, espcially here in Chester County.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Testing Locations
The Chester County Health Department is providing free PCR (nasal swab) tests for individuals with symptoms, or who have had a known close contact with a positive case in the last 14 days. You can register for an appointment using using this link: Health Department Swab Testing Registration. This site has the latest locations and their hours of operation for all testing sites in Chester County.
Restore Chester County
A copmprehensive on-line toolkit and guidance specifically for Chester County's 15,000+ businesses and 525,000 residents is available at https://restorechestercounty.org
AGREM is on Summer Break during June, July, and August. On-Line via ZOOM with details sent prior to the meeting.
Our next meeting will be on:
Thursday, September 10, 2020 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.
Note the change in meeting logistics!
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.
Are you Ready? Is your family Ready? Are you Getting Important Alerts?
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
Smart911 lets you create a private and secure safety profile for your family. The profile can include 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.
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
- Bridge Weight Limit REDUCED -- Location: Pennocks Bridge Road between Avondale-New London and State Roads. One bridge now has a 3 ton MAXIMUM limit. Any vehicle that weighs more than 6,000 lbs MUST NOT cross over this bridge -- no exceptions! Impacted bridge Location from Google Maps.
- Bridge on Saginaw Road CLOSED to ALL Traffic -- Location: Saginaw Road between Kings Row Road and Rte 472 in East Nottingham Township. The impacted bridge location from Google Maps. The detoour for this closed bridge: From the New London side of the bridge -- Follow Saginaw Road to Rte 896 South, turn right; at State Road, turn right again and cotnimnue on State Rd to Route 472. From The Rte 472 side of the bridge: Take Rte 472 to State Road, take State Road to Rte 896 North; turn left, go N or Rte 896 to Saginaw Road, then turn left and follow Saginaw Road to your destination. The bridge replacement project will likely not occur until sometime after Spring of 2021.
- Pennsylvania DOT -- PA511 System, Mobile App
- Maryland DOT -- MD511 System
- Delaware DOT -- website
Health & Human Services
Volunteer -- Serve our community
Ready.Gov - Public Service Announcement