All Town of Wilton departments–including Police, Fire, CERT, Public Works and the Selectman’s Office–will participate in the annual State of Connecticut Emergency Preparedness and Planning Exercise on Monday, June 23.
The focal point of this year’s exercise will be hurricane preparations and response. In addition, there will be a heightened focus on those people, groups and facilities in our community that have special needs beyond those of the general population.
Preparedness exercises provide an opportunity for Wilton’s emergency management team to apply their training and further improve their response to weather-related emergencies. The utility companies will also participate in this exercise. That allows town officials to review priorities and improve coordination with them.
In connection with this exercise, Wilton residents and businesses can expect the following on Monday:
1. Code Red messages
2. Social media postings
3. Informational postings around town
4. Media coverage
Even though the exercise is only a drill, town emergency officials would like to remind all members of the community that the time to begin preparing for emergency conditions is right now. Preparation includes taking these simple steps:
- Prepare, plan and stay informed in the event of a disaster
- Build an emergency supply kit with at least three (3) days worth of food, water, medications and pet supplies
- Make a family emergency plan
- Be informed about what to do before, during and after a disaster as well as the range of different types of emergencies that could occur and appropriate responses
- For additional information please visit www.ready.gov or www.wiltonfire.org. You can also “like” Wilton CERT and Wilton Emergency Management on Facebook.