The mission of the Emergency Management Department includes the coordination and collaboration with state, local, federal, and private sector partners, as well as the public to develop, maintain, exercise, and train on a comprehensive local emergency management plan and program; to direct and coordinate all available resources to protect the life and property of the residents of Monroe in the event of a disaster or crisis, through a comprehensive program of prevention, planning, preparedness, response, recovery, mitigation, and public education; and to maintain, operate, and oversee the Monroe Emergency Operations Center.
PRIMARY PROGRAMS & SERVICES
- Prepare emergency response plans for the Town of Monroe for the impacts of emergencies, disasters and security threats.
- Advance the resiliency of the town through mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery from such events.
- Provide coordination among various departments and agencies, including utility companies, during emergencies such as major storms.
- Promote and implement community preparedness events.
- Manage the volunteer Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), which assists the Town in preplanned events such as the annual Memorial Day Parade, United Ride (in memory of 9/11), and with parking and public access at the summer programs conducted at Wolfe Park, in addition to any emergency deployments.
- Provide 20‐hour CERT training course for volunteers.
- Actively participate with other regional CERT programs in training and mutual aid response.
- Active, voting member on the Regional Emergency Planning Team.
- Maintain standards as presented by the State Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security.
The Town of Monroe uses several different tools to provide information to residents and businesses in case of emergency. The Emergency Management Team recommends you do the following:
- Sign up for emergency phone notifications through the Town's CodeRED system.
- Bookmark the Town's home page at www.monroect.gov. Whenever there is urgent information to share, there will be a red banner at the top of the page.
- Sign up for the Town’s News and Announcements email list. Enter your email address, check the ‘News and Announcements’ box and click ‘Join’.
Make a Plan
A disaster can happen at any time. Your family will cope best by preparing
for a disaster before it strikes.
By planning ahead and gathering supplies in advance, your family can endure
an evacuation or home confinement.
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A power failure or outage is the short or long term loss of electrical power. Power can go out at
anytime and without notice. It can be out for a few hours or several days. Safety is the number one
concern for the health department. Make sure you are ready the next time the power goes out.
Have water, non-perishable foods, battery operated radio, batteries and flashlights on hand.
Do not call 911 for service interruption, please call your service provider.
Power Outage Safety
Depending on the length of time the power is out, you may need to discard food from your
refrigerator and freezer. A good rule to follow is when in doubt, throw it out!
How to be Sure Your Food is Safe to Eat When the Power Goes Out
Public Health Emergencies
A public health emergency is an event, natural or manmade, that creates a health risk to the public. It may affect one person or thousands of people. Your local health department detects and responds to public health emergencies to keep your family safe. They conduct surveillance and monitor any health related changes or patterns, investigate causes of the emergency, responds as part of a team, plan ahead for emergency situations, and educate residents bout preparedness.
(Private and Public)
- Fema Are you Ready?
- Ready.GOV Make a Plan
- Red Cross National and local
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Service - Preparedness for Disasters
- Monroe Police Department
- Monroe Fire Departments
- National Poison Control Center
- Disaster Emergency Supply Checklist
- Family Disaster Supplies Kit
Town of Monroe
7 Fan Hill Road
Monroe, CT 06468
Emergency Management Director
Phone (203) 261-3622