Emergency Management

Wilton Emergency Management

(603) 654-2000 (phone)
(603) 654-2025 (fax)

Wilton Emergency Management coordinates the efforts of the town in preparing for and responding to disasters. At one point this was called Civil Defense because of the emphasis on preparedness for a nuclear attack. Priorities have shifted toward an “All Hazards” approach which emphasizes preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation, regardless of the cause. 

The goal for Wilton Emergency Management is to make every effort to protect the lives and property of the citizens of Wilton from all types of major emergencies and disasters, both man made or natural. This goal will be accomplished through a comprehensive emergency management program. One tool that is vital is the Emergency Operations Plan. This plan highlights the responsibilities, activities, and actions of all of our town departments to mitigate the effects of such emergencies and disasters. 

Goals

1. Mitigation: Educate the public to respond to early warning to reduce personal harm, suffering or hardship, property and or economic loss and to reduce the effects on normal community activities and services.

2. Preparations: Coordinate and manage necessary resources and personnel to respond when situations and events occur.

3. Response: Coordinate an effective response early enough in the disaster to reduce the degree of harm, suffering, hardship and disruption associated with the events, which cannot be prevented.

4. Recovery: Timely restoration of essential services, support systems and routine operations after a situation or event does occur.

 

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