Emergency Management

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In this unpredictable world of emergency operations, conditions change rapidly as does the knowledge needed to lead the response. The Town of Harwinton takes the safety of our residents as top priority and has one of the best emergency response teams and leaders in the State.  Whether responding to hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, tornados, winter storms or hazmat spills, our officials use their expertise to establish command and control, coordinate communication, evacuate citizens, and execute clean-up operations to protect human and wildlife populations and natural resources.

Vincent Wheeler has been appointed to help coordinate the Town's emergency response plans among Town and private organizations that play key or ancillary roles in responding to an incident of mass casualty, natural disasters such as hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, tornados, winter storms or bioterrorism that may occur in or around Harwinton. The organizations include: Town of Harwinton municipal departments, agencies, such as the Red Cross, Charlotte Hungerford Hospital and private industry and businesses. Mr. Wheeler coordinates the town’s Emergency Operations Center with the First Selectman. This hi-tech arena, currently located at the Harwinton Town Hall, soon to be moved to the new emergency management center/ambulance building on Burlington Rd. in the fall, has seating, communications equipment, computer network, and a visual display system for monitoring crews working throughout the town in order to work together keeping residents safe and restore lifelines when trouble strikes.

This section includes emergency preparedness information for the residents and businesses in the Town of Harwinton. It also contains links to State and National Web sites that offer emergency preparedness tips and other information.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Vincent W. Wheeler Emergency Management Director (860) 601-5981
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