Emergency Preparedness

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Program Overview

The Town is dedicated to increasing our resiliency to emergency and disaster hazards that have the potential to adversely impact our community.  Resiliency is a community-wide mission that can only be achieved through strong partnership between our citizens, businesses, non-profit entities and government. The Town's Emergency Manager is responsible for providing support and leadership for a comprehensive program that addresses 

MITIGATION against hazards and vulnerabilities, thereby reducing the chance of an emergency happening or reducing the damaging effects of unavoidable emergencies.

PREPAREDNESS for emergencies through planning, training and exercising in order to support and enhance response to an emergency or disaster.

RESPONSE to the immediate onset of an emergency incident in order to reduce casualties and property damage.

RECOVERY from an incident to restore critical services, provide for basic needs, and eventually restore the community to a normal or improved state.