Under commonwealth law, every town, borough, city, and township in Pennsylvania is required to establish and maintain an emergency management agency and to have an emergency management coordinator. It is the responsibility of local emergency management agencies to maximize the utilization of local resources to prevent, plan for, respond to and recover from disasters and emergencies.*
In the Borough of Collegeville that agency is the Collegeville Borough Emergency Management Agency and the coordinator is Jeffrey L. Wentworth. During an emergency, such as a Flood or Flash Flood, Tornado, Hurricane, Hazardous Material Incident, or other man made disaster, the Collegeville Borough Police, the Collegeville Fire Company, and the Collegeville Borough Emergency Management Coordinator would be the first to respond. Periodic Emergency Management updates can be found on our Facebook page at Collegeville Borough Emergency Management.
If these Agencies were to require further assistance they would call upon the Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency. The county role is to supply additional materials, assistance, or manpower to meet unmet needs. For example, if the local agency required more fire trucks, more sand bangs, or other materials, or encountered an overwhelming situation. After local and county agencies have responded, if further assistance is required, state and federal agencies would be called up.
Learn more about emergency preparedness in the Borough of Collegeville by clicking through the links below.
Sign up for ReadyMontco: ReadyMontco is the Montgomery County source for notifications about emergencies, severe weather, crime alerts and disasters. Ready Montco is administered by the Montgomery County Department Public Safety and is free of charge. Visit the link above and create a profile.
If that site doesn’t load, please visit MontCo’s ReadyMontco Site and click through the link from that page.
In our efforts to provide more reliable communications with Residents and Businesses in the borough, we have implemented Swiftreach Networks, Inc. as our Emergency Notification service provider. Swift911™ in its simplest form is a system that makes phone calls to specific people or areas in the event of an emergency or for sharing important information.
All the calls you receive will have the Caller ID of ‘Collegeville Borough’. If you are not receiving these calls, please fill out the form below to add or update your contact information. You may also remove yourself from our lists.
The following information is required to enroll in the Swift911 notification system. Because alerts are targeted geographically, your home address is required:
- First and last name
- Street address city, state, zip code (physical address, no P.O. boxes)
- Primary phone number
- E-mail address
- Secondary phone numbers and addresses can also be entered.
Download the Smartphone App
The Swift911 Public mobile app is available as a free download for iOS, Android and Windows phones. You can download the mobile app through the App Store on your phone, or text Swift911 to 99538 to receive a download link.
The Borough of Collegeville Family Disaster Plan
Borough volunteers have prepared a Family Disaster Plan – a handy guide that lists things families can do to be prepared for a local or national emergency. Topics include:
- Prepare your home Create a plan
- Recognize and respond to disaster warnings
- Implement your plan
* Source – Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA)
Borough council meets the 1st Wednesday of each month.
Borough of Collegeville
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