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Emergency/Safety Information

OVSD EMERGENCY/SAFETY INFORMATION PAGE

  • The Oley Valley School District uses RAPTOR Visitor Management Software.  For more information click here.
  • The Oley Valley School District conducts training in ALICE for all employees.   For more information click here.
  • The Oley Valley School District in conjunction with the Berks County Intermediate Unit has implemented the Standard Response Protocol as a guide for our emergency planning.  More information regarding the Standard Response Protocol can be found on the lins listed below.

LIMERICK GENERATING STATION EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS INFORMATION

  • The Oley Valley School District is a reception location for radiological emergencies at the Limerick Generating Station.  The information listed below was taken from the Berks County Emergency Management Agency.
  • The Limerick Generating Station, located in Montgomery County, PA, is a nuclear power plant which produces enough power to serve more than two million homes in PA, NJ & MD. Limerick began producing electricity on February 1, 1986 after more than 10 years of construction of the plant.  Limerick Generating Station was built by the Bechtel Power Corporation beginning in June 1974 and uses the Boiling Water Reactor technology to produce electricity.  Although the facility is located in Montgomery County, several municipalities in Berks County are located within a 10 mile radius of the plant. This area, known as the Emergency Planning Zone encompasses seven municipalities which are all, or partially (*) inside of this zone.
Risk Municipality Risk Population
Amity Township* 7,126
Boyertown Borough 3,940
Colebrookdale Township 5,270
Douglass Township 3,327
Earl Township* 730
Union Township 1,123
Washington Township* 653
TOTAL POPULATION 22,169

 

  • As part of the Alert & Notification System maintained by Exelon, a number of high output sirens have been installed throughout the Emergency Planning Zone. These sirens serve as an “attention getter” and ARE NOT a signal to evacuate. If you hear a siren, immediately turn your radio to one of the following Emergency Alert Stations.
Call Sign FREQUENCY
WEEU 830 AM
WRAW 1340 AM
WRFY 102.5 FM
WBYN 107.5 FM
WXAC 91.3 FM

WHAT TO DO IN AN EMERGENCY

  • KEEP PHONE LINES OPEN – Do not make unnecessary phone calls. Leaving phone lines open for emergency workers will help everyone involved. If you require assistance, call the emergency phone numbers broadcast on the radio.
  • IF INSTRUCTED TO SHELTER-IN-PLACE – Go indoors and stay there. Close all doors and windows and shut off any systems that draw in outside air, such as furnaces, fireplaces and air conditioners. Keep listening to the radio for updates. Keep pets inside and shelter farm animals.
  • IF INSTRUCTED TO EVACUATE – In an evacuation, people in the affected area will be asked to go to local reception centers. After this, they can stay at specified mass care centers or with friends and relatives outside the evacuation zone.
MUNICIPALITY/AREA RECEPTION CENTER
Amity Township / Amity Gardens Exeter Township Municipal Building
Amity Township / East Oley Valley High School
Boyertown Borough Oley Valley High School
Colebrookdale Township / West of Route 100 Oley Valley High School
Colebrookdale Township / East of Route 100 Emmaus High School
Douglass Township / South Oley Valley High School
Douglass Township / North Oley Valley High School
Earl Township Oley Valley High School
Union Township Robeson Township Municipal Building
Washington Township Emmaus High School