Paul Estefan
Director

Address:

155 Deer Hill Avenue
Danbury, CT 06810

Telephone:

203-797-4630

 

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About Us:

The Department of Emergency Management for the City of Danbury continuously receives support and updates for our Emergency Operations Plan from the State of Connecticut Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security. Events throughout the last decade have redefined emergency response needs and planning at all levels of government. Being proactive in our approach and response to potential emergency events, both natural and manmade, is our priority. Our primary mission continues to be the development of plans, protocols, and procedures that assure the safety of our citizens. The department, with input from local, state, and national agencies, has made significant strides in preparedness, and has created a strong foundation for emergency management in our community.

 

 

Our Accomplishments:

This past year has been quiet one for us allowing us time to review our Emergency Operations Plan and Department Annexes. The Annual State of Connecticut Exercise was conducted on Monday June 23, 2014 with various City Departments Police, Fire, Health, EMS, I.T, Public Works, Ham Operators, along with the Mayors Chief of Staff Wayne Shepperd participating in the exercise. This Five Hour exercise tested our capabilities in setting up a functional needs shelter in the event the Danbury Hospital Emergency Room was at capacity. We have also received from the State of Connecticut Department of Homeland Security a $485,000.00 Mobile Communications Vehicle which will be housed in Danbury and respond to communities in Region S. This Communications vehicle when called upon can duplicate 911 Centers; assist Public Safety in the area of Communications when needed.