The Town of Washington, Connecticut
U.S. Mail Address:
Emergency Management Coordinator
P.O. Box 2095
New Preston, CT 06777
• Robert "Rocky" Tomlinson, Coordinator
SOURCES FOR H1N1 INFLUENZA INFORMATION
• Recorded information is available by may calling 211, or from the CT Info 211 web page
• The CTFLUWATCH web page
• Gov Rell's Press Release of May 1, 2009, about Connecticut's first confirmed case of H1N1
• Additional information is also provided in the Department of Defense / CDC Fact Sheet
"H1N1 Flu Outbreak Precautions to Assist in Maintaining Everyday Activities"
New Initiatives:The Town's LEPC (Local Emergency Planning Council) has signed on with Homeland Security and is a Citizen Corps Council. Please see the links below for further information concerning Federal and State Homeland Security and Citizen Corps Council. There are also links for information about concerns about smallpox and the vaccination program from the CDC, State Public Health and Federal Health Services.
Emergency Management Links:
- CL&P Power Outages
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
- Ready.Gov - U.S. Department of Homeland Security
- Citizen Corps
- CDC Smallpox Information
- HHS Smallpox Information
From the Town Newsletter (2002):
Since our Nation's tragedy on September 11, 2001, many people are concerned and have questioned whether or not our community is prepared. Your Emergency Services departments are always preparing, training, and reviewing their status. The Town has an excellent emergency communications system, and, with Litchfield County Dispatch, is connected with the Federal, State, and regional resources and information.
Working with our neighbors can save lives and property. Meet with you neighbors to plan how the neighborhood could work together after a disaster until help arrives. Know your neighbors' special skills, or needs, i.e. those with medical needs, disabilities or the elderly. Make plans for childcare in case parents can't get home; looking on neighbors who live alone. Make a family plan of action; assemble a disaster supply kit with enough supplies for three days. Have a plan or make arrangements for your pets. Listen to the radio for emergency instructions. Volunteer to work with our local fire, ambulance or other social service groups.
Families can -- and do -- cope with disasters and other emergencies by preparing in advance and working together as a team. Knowing what to do is your best protection and your responsibility. The Federal Emergency Management Agency's Family Protection Program and the American Red Cross Disaster Education Program are nationwide efforts to help citizens prepare for disasters of all types. Request free family protection publications from FEMA, P.O. Box 70274, Washington, D.C. 20024 or contact your local American Red Cross Chapter, 40 Main Street, New Milford, CT 06776, telephone: 860-354-3415.
Dial 911 in a true emergency. If a 911 call fails, or for other non-emergency calls, or for information, use the Town of Washington's emergency telephone number 860-868-7300.
If I can be of assistance or answer any questions, please feel free to contact me at 868-9942 or my day number is 203-792-8200.
-- Robert "Rocky" Tomlinson - Emergency Management Coordinator