Emergency Preparedness

It is especially important for those with special needs to be prepared during an emergency so they can cope during any disruption. Special needs might include essential medical equipment, medications, access to electricity for medical equipment, special behavior supports, or other needs.


Smart911.com is a free service that allows residents to create a safety profile online to provide key information to Chester County's 9-1-1 Center. Smart911 is completely secure and private, and residents control what information they want 9-1-1 and first responders to have in an emergency situation.


ReadyChesco is an emergency alert system for Chester County. Receive community alerts and warnings about impending weather and other emergencies.

Disaster Crisis Outreach & Referral Team (DCORT)

DCORT is a team of volunteers trained to provide psychological support to the community following a major disaster. Services include ompassionate presence, emotional support, education about common reactions, and referral to area resources. For more information call 610-344-6265.