DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
TOWN OF SHREWSBURY
9823 COLD RIVER ROAD
SHREWSBURY, VERMONT 05738
In accordance with Federal and State law (V.S.A. 20 § 6), the Town of Shrewsbury has a Department of Emergency Management. The office of this organization is located in the Shrewsbury Town Office at 9823 Cold River Road. The Director of this Department is the Chairperson of the Selectboard, Bert Potter. His home telephone number is 773-2272.
The purpose of the Shrewsbury Department of Emergency Management is threefold.
First, it anticipates and prepares for potential disasters in terms of terrorist attacks and weather hazards such as floods, blizzards, ice storms, power outages, lightening strikes, home fires, and forest fires.
Secondly, it plans mitigation actions such as the installation of larger culverts, the development of emergency shelters, and improved communications capabilities throughout the town.
Thirdly, it coordinates responses to emergencies, drawing upon the necessary local departments such as the fire department, the road department, the constables, the Selectboard, the shelter coordinators, and mutual aid including local fire departments, the Vermont State Police, the Regional Ambulance, and the American Red Cross.
The Organization of this Department is outlined below:
Director: Vacant (Chair of Selectboard – Bert Potter) (H) – 773-2272
Advisors: Selectboard Members-
- Steven Nicholson,
- Aaron Korzun,
- Bert Potter
Coordinators: David Rice
Fire Department: Philip Severy -492-2253
Department of Public Works: Jamie Carrara
Shelter Coordinator: Alan & Ann Ridlon, Sharon Winnicki
Resource Support: Herb Carrara, Phillip Severy, Eldred French
Emergency Public Information: Mark Goodwin, Betsy Jesser
The Town Office is equipped with a generator in case of power outage and is also a designated Emergency Shelter.
The Director communicates regularly with the members of the organization and calls full meetings as needed. Any townspeople who would like to serve this organization are urged to call the Town Office at 492-3511.
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