Emergency Management

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.

Decision Making Responsibility

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 ReadyNotifyPA to contact residents of an emergency or crises.
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)
  • Pager
  • 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. ReadyChesco 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.