Office of Emergency Management

Director: Thomas Eighmie,
Deputy Director: Chris Edwards
Asst. Director: Chief John Bucherati,
Asst. Director: Tim Willis


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 Statutes, 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:

  1.     Emergency Organization, Planning, and Management
  2.     Direction, Control and Warning
  3.     Population Protection
  4.     Training and Exercises.
  5.     Local Emergency Planning Commission

However, those emergency responsibilities assigned to department chiefs by charter remain the responsibilities of department chiefs.

General Information
Phone Numbers
(203) 888-2511
Emergencies: Dial 911