Emergency Management


Craig W. Mansfield, Director of Emergency Management

East Haddam Emergency Management
1 Plains Road 
P.O. Box 385
Moodus, CT  06469
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 Liaison
John Blaschik, LEPC Coordinator
Brian Auld, Fire Department Liaison
Mickey Pear, Fire Police Liaison
Russell Melmed, Director of Public Health - Chatham Health District


Elizabeth Lunt, Public Works Administrator
Brian Auld, Chief East Haddam Fire Department
Richard Harmon, Chief East Haddam Ambulance
Russell Melmed, 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.