APPOINTED DIRECTOR AND DEPUTY DIRECTOR
Craig W. Mansfield, Director of Emergency Management
East Haddam Emergency Management
P.O. Box K, 7 Main Street
East Haddam, CT 06423
Tel # 860-873-5103
Fax # 860-873-5025
Jennifer L. Spencer, Deputy Director Emergency Management
Emmett Lyman, Selectman
Joe Szczech, Communications Coordinator
Jennifer Spencer, POD / Shelter Coordinator / East Haddam EMS Liaison
Martha Kerr, Assistant POD / Shelter Coordinator
John Blaschik, LEPC Coordinator
Marty Bouge, Fire Department Liaison
Mickey Pear, Fire Police Liaison
Liz Davidson, East Haddam Sanitarian
Elizabeth Lunt, Public Works Administrator
Don Angersola, Chief East Haddam Fire Department
Dean Anderson, Chief East Haddam Ambulance
Thad King, Director of Public Health – Chatham Health District
The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is responsible for coordinating all preparedness, response, mitigation, and recovery activities necessary to minimize and control the effects of disaster, both natural and technological, as well as the effects of terrorist attacks. Natural disasters (i.e. hurricane, blizzard, ice storm), hazardous material releases and mass casualty incidents are all possible threats for East Haddam.
Functions of the Office of Emergency Management
The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) develops and maintains emergency operations plans. These plans enable the Town to respond quickly and effectively to an actual incident through training drills, site visits and exercises.
Emergency Management coordinates resources and agencies during large scale natural and man made emergencies, manages the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), relocates disaster victims, manages the town’s shelters, reviews and keeps on file specific high-hazard facility emergency plans, writes and submits emergency management grants, is responsible for the Town’s Emergency Operation plan and training and exercising that plan.
Emergency Management is also directly responsible for coordinating resources and emergency operations between local, state, and federal emergency management and homeland security agencies. The Towns Emergency Management Director is the Point of Contact between the Town, the state Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS) and the federal Department of Homeland Security.