Emergency Management Department

Our Mission
Ledyard Emergency Management exists to ensure Ledyard Emergency Services are ready to respond in times of emergency to assist you and to restore services to normal as soon as possible following emergency conditions.

Ledyard Emergency Management is staffed by volunteers and key town department heads. Personnel are involved in the development of emergency plans and the operation of the Emergency Operations Center.

Volunteers Wanted
Additional help is always welcome. In particular, we can use help with our HAM radio operations and the staffing of our evacuation shelter. Residents with 4-wheel drive vehicles who would be available to assist with transporting required supplies to various locations are also needed. If you are interested in being involved, or simply would like to be on our call list, please contact us. We have jobs for everyone, regardless of experience. If you want to help we can put you to good use.

Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Plan
Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 requires each community to develop a hazardous materials emergency response plan. In support of this plan, the Act further establishes a "right to know" regarding hazardous materials used and stored in the community. In this way, a community can understand the hazards associated with chemicals in the community and appropriately plan for emergencies.

Ledyard Local Emergency Planning Committee
The Town of Ledyard established a Public Safety Commission in 2010. To comply with federal regulations, that groups is augmented to also serve as the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) to coordinate the town's emergency response systems and resources to develop an emergency response plan for hazardous materials Incidents. The Ledyard LEPC is composed of representatives from state and Ledyard government, the town's emergency services and business representatives.

Public Safety Commission
The Public Safety Commission meets quarterly (January, April, July, September), typically on the 2nd Monday at 10 a.m. in the Mayor's office. The schedule can be found on the Town of Ledyard website. Citizens are welcome to attend the meetings and encouraged to get involved in the process.

More Information
For more information on being prepared, visit the Ready website.