The Emergency Management Department coordinates and directs the planning, organization, control, and implementation of local emergency management activities. It serves as the town's liaison on emergency preparedness issues, coordinates training programs and emergency operations drills, assists departments with their emergency and mitigation plans, grant application and administration, and administers the submittal process for Federal and State reimbursement claims for the town's costs during emergency operations.
The Emergency Management Coordinator provides support to the First Selectman's Office to coordinate actual or potential emergency preparedness or response efforts. He serves as the town's liaison on emergency preparedness issues with the United States Federal Emergency Management Agency, the State of Connecticut Division of Emergency Management, Windham County Department of Emergency Management, and other local municipalities. He helps coordinate training programs and emergency operations drills to prepare town department staff to respond quickly and effectively to emergencies. The coordinator, along with the selectmen applies for and administers federal and state grants, administers the process for submitting federal and state reimbursement claims for town's costs during and after emergency operations, represents the town on various internal and external task forces and committees, and helps direct the Emergency Preparedness Volunteer Program.
If you would like to be involved in the volunteer program, please contact Dan Meade.