Our community, as well as all communities around the country, have been forced to deal with the possibility of terrorism, which can be delivered in a chemical, biological, radiological or conventional form. We do not know if, how or when an act of terrorism will occur, but we must always be prepared. Under the Emergency Management System of Fairfield, Town Officials have been in daily contact to coordinate and plan for any incident that could occur. Our Emergency Management System, developed to effectively deal with disasters such as hurricanes, flooding and other large-scale incidents, can be tailored to serve the needs of the public in the event of a terrorist incident.
Emergency Management Team Members
The Town of Fairfield's Emergency Management Team includes the First Selectman, the Fire Chief (who is the Town's Emergency Management Director), the Police Chief, DPW Director, top officials and staff of other Town agencies and the Superintendent of the Fairfield Public Schools.
Emergency Operations Center
The Town’s Emergency Operations Center, located at Police Headquarters, may be opened when necessary. Depending upon the incident, representatives from Utility companies, CERT, non-governmental agencies such as the Red Cross, and others may be invited. Communication lines are opened with Connecticut DEMHS Region 1 in order to both receive information from the State and to transmit local situational information to the State. Requests for State and Federal assistance also go through this channel.