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Government Services Center
601 Westtown Road | Suite 012
West Chester PA 19380
Public Safety Training Campus
137 Modena Road
Coatesville, PA 19320
The Responder
June 2015
An informational source for the Emergency Responders of Chester County
Chester County Department of Emergency Services releases its new mass notification system:
ReadyChesCo. ReadyChesCo replaces ReadyNotifyPA. ReadyChesCo is powered by Everbridge.
This upgrade is part of a Southeast PA region-wide change in software that has powered the
system. Some of the enhancements include:
The ability to specify how you want to be contacted. Do you prefer a telephone call before being
text messaged You control the order in which you are notified.
Automated weather alerts based on the addresses you provide. If the National Weather Service
issues a flood watch for the Brandywine River but you don't live anywhere near the Brandywine,
you won't be notified. If a Severe Thunderstorm is going to affect Tredyffrin but you live in
Oxford, you won't be warned. We will alert based on the US National Weather Service
Philadelphia/Mount Holly defined areas that will be affected. You can also set "Quiet Hours" so
you won't be alerted about non-life threatening weather when you're sleeping or at work. But,
don't worry, we'll still wake you up if it's could to save your life.
Better reliability in alerting. With the
new system you'll receive true SMS text
messages. If you change carriers you'll
still be alerted. You'll only need to
update the system if your phone
number changes. You can also save
the address as a contact in your phone
so you'll know it's important.
We will be working with municipalities and
other Chester County departments so they
can deliver non-emergency information
about services and opportunities. This
system will really become an information
hub for Chester County!
Does ReadyChesCo Alert You
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