The links below provide useful information that Glastonbury residents can reference in the event of storm/emergency conditions and/or extended power outages. In the event of an actual emergency, additional information and resources will be made available as needed.
- Emergency Contact and Communications Resources
- Important Safety Information
- Connecticut Guide to Emergency Preparedness
- CT Alert System Subscription Web Page
- Eversource Storm Center
- Town of Glastonbury Storm Preparedness Resources
- Safety Brief - Ice Dams and Snow Removal
- Safety Brief - Frozen Pipes
- Special Needs Registry
The Department uses digital technology and computer software programming. The Emergency Management Department has the appropriate skills to program the latest equipment such as frequency scanners, radio receivers and transmitters, the 1570 AM Radio Station digital programmers, and weather stations. We also have trained personnel to use specialized computer programs such as HURREVAC and DMIS (Disaster Management Inter-operability Service). HURREVAC is a restricted-use computer program used by emergency managers since 1988 to track hurricanes and assist in decision-making for their communities. The DMIS Program is a web service that provides emergency managers and other responders with communication tools that allow them to share information with other organizations. These groups receive and transmit information over the web, enabling them to rapidly develop and exchange incident information. This capability of sharing incident information provides greater knowledge of a particular disaster event. The DMIS Program is being replaced in Connecticut by WEB EOC, a newer program which is more user friendly.
The Emergency Management Department has created computed programs to log incident statistics, log member activity and log equipment inspections records. Department personnel also have the skills to set up our specialized equipment and integrate with our associated computers. We are currently installing our new weather station which utilizes computer logging.
This Department also has access to the emergency control dispatch information.
The Emergency Management Mobile Telecommunications Van is a dispatch center on wheels. The Van’s core is its two way radios. They can interface with the following:
Any local town and city police departments, fire departments, emergency medical services and public works departments
Glastonbury Dial-A-Ride Vans
Glastonbury Board of Education School Busses
Military and Coast Guard
Connecticut Departments including Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS) and it’s various regional offices, Transportation (DOT), Environmental Protection (DEP).and Public Safety (State Police)
Various federal government departments
Family Radio Service
General Radio Service
The Van can also communicate on the inter-agency networks: CSPERN, RAFS, ICALL_ITAC , STOCS and Intercity. The Van provides complete inter-operability in emergencies and serves as a backup to the other town radio systems.
The telecommunications van can also activate the civil defense alert and attack sirens, fire sirens, and can page key departmental personnel in town on multiple frequencies. In addition, the Telecommunications Van has a cellular telephone/fax, land-line phones, wireless internet laptops, scanners and television, structured to be used in a command situation with support personal.
The Emergency Management/civil Preparedness Department has on staff, licensed amateur radio operators. The department also has an amateur radio repeater, located at our headquarters, for the licensed amateur radio operators to use in conjunction with departmental operations and staff.