Emergency Management - East Haddam

  • Town Office Building
    7 Main St. P.O. Box-K
    East Haddam, CT 06423
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  • Emergency Management


    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
    Email: ehaddamemgmgt@easthaddam.org

    Jennifer L. Spencer, Deputy Director of Emergency Management
    Steven N. Dorfman, Assistant Director of Emergency Management


    Emmett J. Lyman
    Joseph Szczech, Communications Coordinator
    Jennifer Spencer, POD / Shelter Coordinator / East Haddam EMS LiaisoKn
    John Blaschik, LEPC Coordinator
    Marty Bouge, Fire Department Liaison
    Mickey Pear, Fire Police Liaison
    Liz Davidson, East Haddam Sanitarian


    Elizabeth Lunt, Public Works Administrator
    Brian Auld, Chief East Haddam Fire Department
    Kevin Cavallo, Chief East Haddam Ambulance
    Thad King, Director of Public Health – Chatham Health District

    Mission Statement

    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.