Civil Preparedness

The mission of the Town of Winchester Office of Civil Preparedness is to coordinate all preparedness, response, mitigation, and recovery activities necessary to minimize and control the effects of disaster, both natural and technological, as well as the effects of terrorist attacks by enemies of the United States. When disasters strike, town government responds through its Civil Preparedness Organization.

The Civil Preparedness Office is always available to answer your questions or concerns regarding emergency preparedness for the community and your family. We are also looking for residents who may be interested in volunteering their time or expertise during an emergency. Help can always be used to staff an emergency shelter if residents must be evacuated, to answer the phones, and to assist with the communication with our residents and emergency response agencies during emergencies. If you think you have a talent that may be of value or simply wish to offer your help or ask a question, please feel free to reach out to the Civil Preparedness Office and we will be glad to discuss your concerns.

During an emergency activation or disaster the Town of Winchester Civil Preparedness Office will utilize radio stations WTIC 1080 AM & 96.5 FM, WZBG 97.3 FM, and United Way of Connecticut 211 Info-line to communicate information to local residents.

You can follow us on Twitter @WinchesterCP

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Steven Williams Civil Preparedness Director (860) 379-3818