Department ProfileThe 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. The Emergency Management Director in conjunction with other town officials and departments, are always planning for emergencies and making sure that the town is ready to respond.
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. Supply kits, family, business and employee plans are important. There are links under the ready.gov tab to help guide you.
One of the most important things you can do is to stay informed. We encourage all residents to sign up 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 text of any impending emergencies or instructions to deal with the emergency. Signing up for notifications is easy; contact the First Selectman’s office at 203-312-5600.
Take a look at the various links provided. There is information for preparing and recovering from a disaster. Checklists for pets, seniors, family communications, business and others are provided. Seasonal weather information along with generator safety use is linked here. Information is added periodically so be sure to visit again.