Map showing how the NWS has divided Chester County into East and West sections for providing weather 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 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.
Excessive Heat Message
There is a potential for Chester County to experience high heat indices over 100 degrees over the next few days. The main threats from this event are high temperatures and humidity that combine to cause life-threatening conditions. Extreme heat can overcome anyone, but some people are at higher risk than others. They include the elderly, the very young, people with specific access and functional needs, and people with some types of chronic health conditions.
Consider the following health safety recommendations:
Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated.
Stay in a room or other location with air conditioning.
Wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing when possible.
Stay out of the sun as much as possible.
Call or visit older relatives and neighbors to check if they are okay.
If you operate an indoor fan, make sure to keep windows open allow heat to escape.
DO NOT leave young children and pets unattended in vehicles under any circumstances.
Take extra precautions if you work or spend time outside.
When possible reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening.
Reduce risk during outdoor activities by taking frequent breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments.
Recognize the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location.
Heat stroke is an emergency! Call 9 1 1.
Watch or listen to local and travel destination forecasts and advisories for the latest updates and recommendations. Use local media outlets and consider installing smart device applications that can give you updates in real-time.
AGREM is on Summer Break during June, July, and August.Our next meeting will be on:Thursday, September 08, 2022 at 6:30pm EST
New London Township Building902 State Road New London, PA 19360
During the Summer Break, Radio checks will still occur
on the second thursday at 6:00pm EST. Please participate if you are available.
Announcements / Notices
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 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.
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.
Hospital Closures: Tower Health Jennersville Hospital (JRH) and Tower Health Brandywine are both closed as of January 2022, and February 2022 respectively.
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 .