Emergency Management

Charlotte's Emergency Management team helps educate residents about emergency preparation, and coordinates the delivery of state and local resources and supports, when a disaster affects the community.

Christopher Davis is the Town Emergency Management Director (EMD,) and Karina Warshaw is the Emergency Management Coordinator (EMC). Both positions are appointed by the Selectboard for one-year terms. Both Chris and Karina have a background in emergency services, and receive ongoing training provided by Vermont Emergency Management and other local, state and federal agencies.

 

Emergency Management Plan

Every town in Vermont is responsible to have an Emergency Management Plan that contains contact information for local and State contacts that could be helpful in dealing with an event like a major storm, flooding, an extended power outage, a heat wave, a hazardous material spill, or a pandemic; any large event that disrupts the operation of the Town or impacts its residents.

We revise and update the Charlotte Emergency Management Plan (EMP) every year, and the Selectboard approves it before sending it to the State Emergency Management office. Charlotte’s EMP is our guide to dealing with a situation, and we practice working with it, and with our local Emergency Operations Center, Town staff members and volunteers.  We welcome any resident who might have an interest in being part of the Emergency Operations Team. The EOT will be trained to help with the management of a major disruption, if available when called upon.

 

Being Prepared for Emergencies

If a disaster occurs, the EMD and EMC will rely on many dedicated residents, as well as our surrounding towns, and agencies of the state of Vermont, to help coordinate and deliver disaster recovery efforts. Please see the links below to view or download an emergency preparation resource guide, be notified by text when a hazardous situation affects your area, or volunteer to help others in an emergency: