EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

The Town of Shrewsbury is currently engaged in hazard mitigation planning and is updating the Shrewsbury, Vermont Local Hazard Mitigation Plan.  For more information on the planning process or to find out about upcoming opportunities for public input, contact Steffanie Bourque at the RRPC – sbourque@rutlandrpc.org or 802-775-0871 x206.

 

2020 Shrewsbury Local Emergency Management Plan (LEMP)

 

 

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, Aaron Korzun .  His home telephone number is 492-3362. 

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:  Chair of Selectboard – Aaron Korzun) (H) – 492-3362

            Advisors:  Selectboard Members- 

  • Steven Nicholson,
  • Fracis Wyatt

 

            Coordinators: Steven Nicholson

            Fire Department:  Philip Severy -492-2253

            ConstablesVacant

            Department of Public Works:  Jamie Carrara

               Shelter Coordinator: Alan & Ann Ridlon (Cuttingsville Fire Station), Sharon Winnicki (Town Office)

               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.

 On Call for Vermont
Emergency Volunteers