The East Whiteland Township Disaster Management Plan has been developed under the authority of, and in accordance with, the provisions of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Service Act.
The purpose of the plan is to provide the maximum protection of those persons who live, work or travel within East Whiteland Township in the event of a natural or man-made disaster.
In the event of a disaster, the overall responsibility for decision making within East Whiteland Township rests with the Board of Supervisors. The Board of Supervisors may declare a local emergency upon finding a disaster has occurred or is imminent.
Chester County Department of Emergency Services utilizes the following means to contact residents of an emergency or crises. You can sign up to be notified at the following
ReadyNotifyPA uses the Roam Secure Alert Network to immediately contact you during a major crisis or emergency. ReadyNotifyPA delivers important emergency alerts, notifications and updates to you on all your devices:
- email account (work, home, other)
- cell phone (via SMS)
- smartphone/PDA (BlackBerry, Treo & and other handhelds)
When an incident or emergency occurs, authorized senders will instantly notify you using the Roam Secure Alert Network. ReadyNotifyPA is your personal connection to real-time updates, instructions on where to go, what to do, or what not to do, who to contact and other important information.
SPECIAL NEEDS REGISTRY
The Special Needs Registry is a planning tool to allow citizens with special needs the opporntunity to provide information to emergency response agencies, so emergency responders can better plan to serve them in a distaster.
Who is an Indiviual with Special Needs ? An individual with special needs is someone who will require asistance in excess of that provided to the general public in a time of disaster, particularly in the event that large scale evacuation is necessary. You may have heard the term special needs, vulnerable populations or access and functional needs.
To sign up go to the Special Needs Registry