The Director of Emergency Management is Appointed by the First Selectman. He/She develops, organizes, directs and coordinates the town's Emergency Management Program with the goal of saving lives and protecting property by maintaining emergency operational capabilities that mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from any emergency or disaster.
The Emergency Management Director is responsible for accomplishing all of the following Emergency Management functions:
- Emergency Organization, Planning and Management
- Direction, Control and Warning
- Population Protection
- Training and Exercises