Office of Emergency Management

Office of Emergency Management

Maria Evans

Department Profile

The Office of Emergency Management for the Town of New Fairfield is responsible for planning for, responding to, and recovering from natural and man-made disasters within the Town. These include things like hurricanes, floods, acts of terrorism, or catastrophic events. The Director and Deputy Director, in conjunction with other town officials and departments, are always planning for emergencies and making sure that the town is ready to respond should an event happen.

The Office of Emergency Management works with regional partners such as the Housatonic Valley Council of Elected Officials (HVCEO) and the Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security Region 5 for planning and response. We also work with other State and Federal Government Departments for emergencies. Our town also works closely with the neighboring towns, such as Sherman, for planning and response.

The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is located in the Police Department. Necessary equipment for emergencies (including shelter supplies) can be transported in our trailer to any location where it is needed. The town also was able to purchase a Mobile Generator with grant money that will allow us to supply power to emergency locations at any time.

The most important thing that anyone can do is to be prepared. We encourage all residents and businesses to come up with their own plans on how to deal with an emergency and to have supply kits ready in case of an event.

One of the most important things you can do is to stay informed. We encourage all residents to signup for the free ALERTNOW Service that is being provided by the Town. This allows the town to notify residents via home phone, cellular phone, and email of any impending emergencies or instructions to deal with the emergency. Please see the section on AlertNow under Emergency Services on this site.

You will also find some helpful forms on this site which include a first aid and supply kit checklists, emergency and family contact information, and others. Make sure you check out the links, forms, and FAQs on this site.

Contact Information

Phone: (203) 312-5723
Fax: (203) 312-5715

Mailing Address:

4 Brush Hill Road, NewFairfield, CT 06812

Located at:
302 Ball Pond Road, New Fairfield, CT 06812

Links / Weather