The Emergency Management Director (EMD) is appointed by the First Selectman. He/She advises the First Selectman on all Emergency Management matters and related laws, rules, regulations and requirements of Title 28 and Public Act 87-535 of the Connecticut General Statues, and the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, as Amended (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq), Rev. 1998. He/She develops, organizes, directs and coordinates the town's Emergency Management Program with the goal of saving lives and protecting property by maintaining emergency operational capabilities that mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from any emergency or disaster. The Emergency Management Director is responsible for accomplishing all of the following Emergency Management functions:
However, those emergency responsibilities assigned to department chiefs by charter remain the responsibilities of department chiefs.