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West Chester, PA 19380

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Weather Alert Chester County: Winter Weather Advisory

During winter weather events, if you are scheduled to attend a class at the Public Safety Training Campus, please check the DES Training website - - for cancellation notices

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Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training - Announcement

Congratulations to the newlyformed Elverson-Honey Brook Area EMS - Press Release

EPA Recommends Radon Testing in January -
Press Release


Winter Weather Safety Tips

Bobby Kagel -50.jpg Robert Kagel named Director of Emergency Services.  Click here for official press release by County Commissioners.

2015 Hazard Mitigation Plan
Chester County is in the process of finalizing the update of the Hazard Mitigation Plan.  The Draft copy of Chester County's 2015 Hazard Mitigation Plan is available for review here.  The plan includes an hazard analysis and county-wide hazard mitigation items as well as two pages for each municipality focused on mitigation.  Please provide comments on the entire plan or the individual pages for the municipality you live in.

Steve Webb Retires !!    

Today is Steve Webb's last day before his well earned retirement.  Steve’s list of accomplishments is too long to list and goes against his habit of avoiding recognition; however,  DES would be remiss if we didn’t recognize one of the people who made DES the highly regarded department it is today.

Steve,  congratulations and best wishes from your DES family !!!

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Ebola Information

Power Outage Reporting Information:

PECO: (800) 841-4141 or

PPL: (800) 342-5775 or 

MetEd: (888) 544-4877 or


Chester County Flood Recovery Guide


Economic Injury Disaster Declaration
- April 4, 2014

The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency has informed us that the Small Business Association (SBA) has approved our request for an Economic Injury Disaster Declaration.  Here is the Declaration.
Chester County Commissioners' Press Release

Public Safety Training Campus News

PSTC Update - October 2014
Construction has started on the Tactical Village.  See updates here.
2015 Construction updates
Chester County Public Safety Training Campus - Tactical Village Video

Training Announcement:

Please visit the DES Training Site -

Voice Radio Project

Municipal Ordinance for establishing minimum regulations applicable to emergency communications systems inside buildings
-Bi-Directional Amplifier Fact Sheet
-Draft Ordinance (word doc)

Quick Links:

DES Training Website
EMS Council, Inc.
Fire Chiefs Association
Fire Police Association
FOP Lodge #11
Police Chiefs Association
Special Needs Registry

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Emergency Services

Robert J. Kagel

Government Services Center
601 Westtown Road,  
Suite 012
West Chester, PA 19380

Chester County Public Safety Training Campus
137 Modena Road
Coatesville, PA  19320

Fax:    610-344-5050

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