Neighbors: Please Attend
Barrett Township Supervisor Meetings
2nd Wednesday of the Month - 5:30pm
4th Wednesday of the Month - 8:00am
Suggestion: Arrive 15 Minutes Early
Sunshine Flooring (Next to Lewis')
Route 390 and Oak Lane, Cresco
We do not have a formal "Community Watch" meeting schedule. By showing up 15 minutes early, it allows neighbors to "meet and greet" before going into the Supervisor meeting. They may also decide to skip the supervisor meeting and hold their own informal meeting.
FRS Radios can be used instead of standard communication methods in the event that power or cell towers go out
- Be sure to turn off the "channel privacy" feature for open communication
- There is no "emergency channel" designation with FRS radios, so let's plan on using Channel 7 for emergency communication. You are encouraged to use other channels for personal chatter.
- HAM (Amateur), CB, and other radios can also be used, but check for licensing requirements
- Compared to a traditional phone chain, FRS radios can "call" multiple people at one time for assistance. Texting is always nice, but you can't hear a person's voice through a text to help confirm validity.
Monroe County Emergency Radio Frequencies
72-Hour / Get Home / Bug Out Bags
Survival Blog Articles:
- Get Home Bag for Teenagers- Part 1, by N.R.
- Bug Out Bag Strategy, by S.G. – Part 1
- A Holistic Approach to Packing a 72-Hour Bug Out Bag- Part 1, by C.T.
Government Resources & Guides:
Blending in for Survival
Be The Gray Man, by M.F.
Blending In for Survival
One of the lesser-discussed survival topics, even among preppers, is the eventual need to go out into what’s left of the world after the fan turns brown. Most preppers focus on making preparations to survive the onslaught of unforeseeable calamities that are more than likely heading our way in the near future. While none of us can say for sure what exactly will happen to bring on a survival situation, we are all pretty sure that something wicked this way comes. Even non-preppers can “feel” that something is wrong. It doesn’t take a rocket surgeon to figure out that the world has changed drastically in the last 15 years or so. The evidence is all around us…
- Each household should keep enough food and water stored to last at least 2 weeks.
- Security Camera Systems are available for under $500, including the cameras themselves, the DVR, and wiring.
- Visit the "utilities" page for local security-related offerings
- Print and safely store street and topographic maps of our area.
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PA Second Class Township Code: Section 1913. Auxiliary Police.
--The board of supervisors may confirm persons to serve as auxiliary police officers under the act of January 14, 1952 (1951 P.L.2016, No.561), entitled "An act providing for supplementing the police forces of cities, boroughs, towns and townships, for the appointment, powers and control of auxiliary police therein, and for the transfer during disasters and emergencies of such auxiliary police, members of the regular police forces, and police equipment thereof."
- Robbery Reported at Barrett Family Dollar
- 2017 - January - NBT Bank Armed Robbery
- 2016 - November - ESSA Bank Robbery