Emergency Preparedness

It is our commitment to help residents in West Whiteland Township to be prepared for any emergency situation that may impact our region.

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The Township uses Code RED to alert residents to potential emergencies. Sign up today.

Public Preparedness Guide

Chester County recently published the Public Preparedness Guide to help all citizens be prepared for an emergency. Recommendations include 

  • making an emergency plan for your family (including pets!), 
  • assembling an emergency preparedness kit and signing up for various alert systems. 

There is also useful information about calling 9-1-1, weather terms and damage assessment.

Download the guide here. You can also pick up a hard copy in the Township building.


Help Us Help You

Additionally, West Whiteland Police Department encourages all township residents and businesses to complete an emergency notification form. This provides the police department with a list of names and telephone numbers of people you would like contacted in the event of an emergency involving you and/or your home and any potential medical conditions that emergency personnel should be aware of.

Emergency Response


readygov logo Opens in new windowReady.gov teaches how to plan ahead for disasters, in order to be "prepared, not scared." With tips to plan for natural disasters such as flooding and earthquakes and severe conditions such as winter weather and thunderstorms and lightning, Ready.gov also provides helpful toolkits:

Power Outages

If you lose power at your home or business, do not call 9-1-1. Visit the PECO website or call PECO at 800-841-4141.

If you smell natural gas or see downed power lines, LEAVE THE AREA IMMEDIATELY and call PECO at (for any emergency) 1-800-841-4141 or (for gas only) 1-844-841-4151. Representatives are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


National Weather Service (NWS) tracks weather alerts and predictions across the country.

Nation Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Weather Service is building a Weather-Ready Nation by providing better information for better decisions to save lives and livelihoods.


To report a problem on a state road, contact PennDOT at 484-340-3201 or visit the PennDOT’s website.

For information on bus and train schedules and delays, visit Southeastern PA Transportation Authority (SEPTA).

Fire Company

The West Whiteland Fire Company is a 100% volunteer fire company located in Exton, Pennsylvania that provides fire protection and related services, community education, and fire prevention measures to the residents, businesses, schools, and commuters in West Whiteland Township. 


West Chester Area School District (WCASD) and Collegium Charter School websites will give updates related to their respective schools.

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