AGREM Meeting Information


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. We provide support to the boroughs of Avondale and West Grove, and the townships of Penn, New London, Franklin, and London Britain.

We encourage you to learn more about our organization and what we do for the municipalities we support. If you have questions, would like to volunteer, or attend a meeting to see what we're all about, we welcome you to do so.

Our web site is about keeping the community informed regarding emergency management and preparedness for both natural and man-made disasters, along with relevant local information that we feel is important to share. Our resource pages contain references that are meaningful for businesses, families, and individuals.

If you want to learn more about AGREM, click here or on the About US link found at the bottom of our webpages.

NOTE: We are a non-profit organization. Our website content and structure are managed by volunteers. In order to provide the most up-to-date information to our site visitors, changes to page content and organization may occur without advance notice. When appropriate, we will post specific announcements that identify significant changes or that mention changes planned for a future release date.

Change Log for 11-August-2023

NOTE: Our website uses a responsive design model that improves usability across different device types. The presentation of site pages should automatically change based on the size of browser windows and the orientation (portrait or landscape) of mobile devices like tablets and smartphones.

  • Stream Gauge levels and flow information are available from the "Weather" Menu. The near real-time data is pulled from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) water data network. You can choose from a list of available gauges to show the detail for one or more gauges at the same time.
  • Air Quality Information: A new menu item added to the Weather menu for local AQI measurements.
  • Municipal Web Sites: menu item added to improve visibility and provide rapid access.
  • Content Updates have been made to the road information card, and information cards related to power providers, outages, and generator use have been moved to a more prominent (default) location on the home page.
  • AGREM Meeting information was updated to highlight the AGREM Summer Break and display the proper date and location for the first AGREM meeting after the the summer break ends.

Local Power Utilities

If you smell gas, or see a power-line sparking, please CALL 9-1-1 immediately!

Report power outages to your utility provider -- DO NOT CALL 9-1-1

Power Out? - Power Lines Down?

If you see a power-line sparking or on fire, CALL 9-1-1 immediately!

Report power outages to your utility provider -- DO NOT CALL 9-1-1

If your power is out unexpectedly

  •  Wait at least 15 minutes to see if it comes back on.
  •  Turn off un-necessary lights that were on before the power went out
  •  Contact your utility provider to report the outage.
  •  Tell your provider if you have life-supporting equipment that relies on utility power (e.g. breathing, suction, IV pumps, or other life-support machines).
  •  If you require life-supporting equipment at home, please create a SMART-911 profile. The details will be made available to dispatchers, first-responders, and emergency management officials when you call 9-1-1 in an emergency.

Power Outages -- Using a Generator

Safety Considerations:
  • DO NOT: Run a generator in an enclosed space, even if a door or window is open.
  • DO NOT: Plug the power cord from a generator into an existing household outlet!
  • DO NOT: Refill a generator while it is hot or running!
  • DO NOT: Store gasoline in, or use it from, unapproved containers!
  • DO NOT: Overload your generator power cord(s). Refrigerator and freezers should have dedicated generator cords.
You SHOULD do all of the following:
  • DO: Read -and- Follow all safety rules provided with your generator.
  • DO: Locate the generator OUTSIDE, a distance away from ANY windows and doors.
  • DO: Use only approved power cords between the generator and your devices.
  • CONSIDER: Run your generator at brief intervals to conserve fuel unless constant operation is required by life-supporting equipment.
  • CONSIDER: Limit or avoid opening refrigerator and freezer doors to conserve their temperature.

Road Closures and Scheduled Work

During or shortly after severe weather events, listen to AGREM AM 1670 for area road closures and related information. Updates are posted frequently to inform travelers and residents who may not have access to Internet services.

NOTE: Utility work is often weather and contractor resource dependent. Actual work may happen intermittently during any specified time periods. Contractors may finish earlier than the listed end dates, but they do not notify AGREM. AGREM provides these notifications as a courtesy based on what is given to us by PennDOT, the municipalities, or the contractors themselves.

Health Services (Hospital, Mental Health, Urgent Care)

If you have an emergency, please call 9-1-1 immediately!

Hospital Closures: Tower Health Jennersville Hospital (JRH) and Tower Health Brandywine both closed in early 2022.  The Jennersville site was purchased by Christiana Care in June 2022. The site is labeled as "ChristianaCare West Grove", and will reopen with Emergency Room and overnight observation services, possibly in 2024.