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Proudly serving the citizens of

Springdale Borough, Cheswick Borough,  Harmar Township and Springdale Township

      The Allegheny Valley Regional Emergency Management Agency (AVREMA) serves four municipalities in the lower Allegheny Valley area, and is committed to providing outstanding service and support to residents of Springdale Borough, Cheswick Borough, Harmar Township and Springdale Township impacted by emergencies and localized disasters. AVREMA's Emergency Manager and all deputies are trained in the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and earn official recognition and certification by the County of Allegheny. The AVREMA team collaborates with first responders and emergency management agencies throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, including Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). We continue to train and adhere to guidelines as outlined by the Incident Command System (ICS) shared by all first responders. Our team hosts trainings and plans drills to better prepare community leaders and citizens for emergency situations and localized disasters. 

*** In the event of an emergency, contact 9-1-1.***


*** Monitor television and radio stations for information concerning any emergencies.***


Be prepared for emergencies by having the following items in your home:

***Important Message***

  • A basic first aid kit

  • A complete list of health concerns and medications for each of your family members

  • A list of emergency contacts, in the event a first responder needs to reach out to other family members on your behalf.

  • Maintain an emergency supply of at least three days worth water, food & medication for every person and pet in your family

  • Flashlights and extra batteries

  • Extra charging cords for mobile devices










ALLEGHENY VALLEY REGIONAL EMA is proud to announce that we are participating in the STOP THE BLEED AMBASSADOR PROGRAM, and we will be providing the training to all who request the training in the near future.



AVREMA's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will be staffed in the event of a localized disaster. Our Emergency Management Staff is monitoring the situation in conjunction with Allegheny County Emergency Services. If your call  is non-emergency in nature you can call 724-275-7050. In the event of an emergency, please call 9-1-1.

Agency formed in July of 2012 with the merger of Springdale Borough and Harmar Township Emergency Management Agencies, and in April of 2013 Cheswick Borough and in July of 2022 Springdale Township joined the regionalization. We will serve all four communities. Our involvement with the local school district will continue. Our office and Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will remain at the Springdale Borough Building- at it's current location. We look forward to serving the community!


Allegheny Valley Regional Emergency Management Agency is proud to announce that Springdale Township has joined the Allegheny Valley Regional Emergency Management Agency as of July of 2022. We appreciate the elected officials of the Township having the confidence in us to take care of its residents in time of emergencies and our ability to move the Township forward in becoming compliant with state and federal laws. We look forward to working with all the newly elected officials and people of the Township.


On February 4, 2016 Allegheny Valley Regional EMA recieved $5000 grant from the Polish Club in Harwick Pa.

On behalf of our agency, the ellected officials, and citizens of the communities we serve I want to thank the officers of the Club for this kind donation. This will enable us to purchase much needed training equipment and help with other projects we are working on in order to remain the most proactive and highly trained agency around. If it were not for generous organizations like yours we could have never accomplished what we have so far. So thanks again nd good luck to you all in the future.


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