Proudly serving the citizens of

Springdale Borough, Cheswick Borough and Harmar Township

      The Allegheny Valley Regional Emergency Management Agency (AVREMA) serves three municipalities in the lower Allegheny Valley area, and is committed to providing outstanding service and support to residents of Springdale Borough, Cheswick Borough and Harmar 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


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 joined the regionalization. We will serve Springdale Borough and Harmar Township. 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 will continue to utilize this website and former names (Springdale Borough EMA) for the short-term period. We look forward to serving the community!


Allegheny Valley Regional Emergency Management Agency is proud to announce we are the recipient of a $2000 grant from Walmart foundation that was received on August 7th. The grant was given to help the Agency with the purchase of 10 computers that will be used for the final phase of the development of our Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The EOC will be used  during all disasters to coordinate all emergency and recovery operations. It will also be used for training emergency responders, police, and citizens on emergency procedures and preparedness. We are proud to work with an organization like Walmart ,who reconizes the importance of commuity involvement and look forward to working with them in the future. We thank the Walmart at the Pittsburgh Mills, and deeply appreciate their help.


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.