To reach the Emergency Management Director:
Phone: 860-974-0133 extension 110
All Emergency calls - 911
State Police- Troop D - Danielson - (860) 779-4900
Read the Connecticut Guide to Emergency Preparedness
Click Here for Storm Safety Checklist
Click Here for Access Health CT Special Enrollment Period
Click Here for Information on National Preparedness Month
Coronavirus Information and Resources:
For the most up-to-date information from the State of Connecticut on COVID -19, including an FAQ and other guidance and resources, residents are encouraged to visit ct.gov/coronavirus.
Click Here for Additional Resources
Click Here for Information on Day Kimball Hospital Drive-Up Testing
Click Here for Mental Health Support Resources
Click Here for Remote Learning Resource Update
Click Here for Information on How to Protect Against Work from Home Scams
Click Here for Guidance to Businesses
Click Here for Business Exemptions for Coronavirus
Click Here for Emergency Relief Funds for Small Businesses & Nonprofits
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT: DEFINITION, VISION AND MISSION
Emergency management is the managerial function charged with creating the framework within which communities reduce vulnerability to hazards and cope with disasters.
Emergency management seeks to promote safer, less vulnerable communities with the capacity to cope with hazards and disasters.
Emergency management protects communities by coordinating and integrating all activities necessary to build, sustain, and improve the capability to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from threatened or actual natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or other man-made disasters.
Eastford Emergency Registry
Click the form below to download an application to be included on the Eastford Emergency Registry, which will be a registry for residents with disabilities, chronic conditions, and healthcare needs.
Eastford Emergency Registry Form
After printing out the form and completing it, you can either bring it to the Town Office building or mail it to the address on the form.
New M0bile Phone app to report suspicious activity: CT SAFE
The state Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection has announced the release of a new mobile phone application where you can report suspicious activity to authorities.
The free app, it says, will engage “our public to assist in the security of the Homeland.”
“The simple interface will allow the user to anonymously report unusual activity and even include photos in just a few clicks. The report is sent directly to Counter Terrorism watch personnel who are on-duty 24 hours a day. Join the team that keeps CT SAFE.”
According to the description on the App Store, “The CT Safe Mobile Application, in collaboration with the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection , along with the Connecticut Intelligence Center, allows citizens of Connecticut to report on suspicious activities within their communities. Connecticut citizens can view and select suspicious activities from a list of predefined activities, elect the appropriate activity, and generate an email to the Connecticut Intelligence Center.
“The CT Safe Mobile Application integrates with Google Maps and a user’s mobile device camera or photo library to send accurate location coordinates along with photos, assisting citizens reporting suspicious activities within their communities.”
The Connecticut Intelligence Center is described as “the designated state fusion center, which is comprised of state, local and federal partners including the Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, Division of State Police, Department of Corrections, CT National Guard, Municipal police, FBI, U.S. Coast Guard, Office of the United States Attorney, and the federal Department of Homeland Security. Personnel from additional state agencies are available as subject matter experts and liaisons to assist as needed.”
Among the suspicious activities people should watch for are trespass/surveillance, theft, vandalism, recruiting, weapons-related, cyber-related, human tracking and “any activity believed to be suspicious.”
“Always keep in mind your safety comes first. Never confront, pursue, or in any way interfere with anyone whom you believe is acting suspiciously.”
Android: Google Play Store…CT SAFE
Apple: iTunes - CT SAFE
Winter Storm Information
Preparing for a winter storm:
- Water—at least a 3-day supply; one gallon per person per day
- Food—at least a 3-day supply of non-perishable, easy-to-prepare food
- Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)]
- Extra batteries
- First aid kit
- Medications (7-day supply) and medical items (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, etc.)
- Multi-purpose tool
- Sanitation and personal hygiene items
- Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies)
- Cell phone with chargers
- Family and emergency contact information
- Extra cash
- Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers)
- Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl)
- Tools/supplies for securing your home
- Sand, rock salt or non-clumping kitty litter to make walkways and steps less slippery
- Warm coats, gloves or mittens, hats, boots and extra blankets and warm clothing for all household members
- Ample alternate heating methods such as fireplaces or wood- or coal-burning stoves
During the storm:
- Listen to a NOAA Weather Radio or other local news channels for critical information on snow storms and blizzards from the National Weather Service (NWS).
- WINY – 1350 AM or WILI 1400 AM or 95.3 FM, Eastford's Facebook page
- Bring pets/companion animals inside during winter weather. Move other animals or livestock to sheltered areas and make sure that their access to food and water is not blocked by snow drifts, ice or other obstacles.
- Running water, even at a trickle, helps prevent pipes from freezing.
- All fuel-burning equipment should be vented to the outside and kept clear.
- Keep garage doors closed if there are water supply lines in the garage.
- Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing. Be sure to move any harmful cleaners and household chemicals up out of the reach of children.
- Keep the thermostat set to the same temperature both during the day and at night. By temporarily suspending the use of lower nighttime temperatures, you may incur a higher heating bill, but you can prevent a much more costly repair job if pipes freeze and burst.
- Go to a designated public shelter if your home loses power or heat during periods of extreme cold.
- Avoid driving when conditions include sleet, freezing rain or drizzle, snow or dense fog. If travel is necessary, keep a disaster supplies kit in your vehicle.
- Before tackling strenuous tasks in cold temperatures, consider your physical condition, the weather factors and the nature of the task.
- Protect yourself from frostbite and hypothermia by wearing warm, loose-fitting, lightweight clothing in several layers. Stay indoors, if possible.
- Help people who require special assistance such as elderly people living alone, people with disabilities and children.
- Caution: Carbon Monoxide Kills
- Never use a generator, grill, camp stove or other gasoline, propane, natural gas or charcoal-burning devices inside a home, garage, basement, crawlspace or any partially enclosed area. Locate unit away from doors, windows and vents that could allow carbon monoxide to come indoors.
- The primary hazards to avoid when using alternate sources for electricity, heating or cooking are carbon monoxide poisoning, electric shock and fire.
- Install carbon monoxide alarms in central locations on every level of your home and outside sleeping areas to provide early warning of accumulating carbon monoxide.
- If the carbon monoxide alarm sounds, move quickly to a fresh air location outdoors or by an open window or door.
- Call for help from the fresh air location and remain there until emergency personnel arrive to assist you.
- Do not use candles if you can avoid it and never leave a candle burning unattended.