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