West Hartford provides superior public safety services to the community. The
Town of West Hartford has emergency services 24-hours a day with its full-time
police and fire departments and contracted paramedic and ambulance services.
The Police Department is
complete with a bicycle squad, law enforcement teams, a canine unit, a Traffic
Enforcement Division, Community Relations Division, and animal control officers.
Police cruisers are equipped with laptop computers that dial into the National
Crime Information Center by using cellular technology and a modem.
The Fire Department has
staff at five stations, an officer-training program, fire prevention classes and
a fire inspection program. West Hartford is one of the few communities in the
nation to have automatic electronic defibrillators carried on all fire companies
and police district patrol cars. The defibrillators help save heart attack
victims when seconds count.
The Fire Chief serves as the Director of Emergency Management for the Town.
The Town has an Emergency Operations Plan which covers the coordination and use
of resources during any type of natural or man-made disaster.
In the past decade alone, West Hartford and surrounding towns have been
affected by blizzards, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, drought, blackouts and
heat waves. There is no better time than right now to prepare for the next
disaster. Visit http://www.getreadycapitolregion.org
for instructions on how to prepare for these events:
West Hartford-Bloomfield Health District
Hartford-Bloomfield Health District works to prepare its staff and the community
to be ready for any emergency impacting the public health. The staff continues
to plan for infectious disease outbreaks, weapons of mass destruction, natural
and man-made emergencies and a host of other scenarios. They are trained to work
with other town departments as well as local, regional and state partners within
the framework of the National Incident Management System.
Tips on Communicating during a Disaster
When disaster strikes, you want to be
able to communicate by both receiving and distributing information to others.
You may need to call 9-1-1 for assistance, locate friends or family, or let
loved ones know that you are okay. During disasters, communications networks
could be damaged, lose power, or become congested. This fact sheet provides two
important sets of tips. The first will help you prepare your home and mobile
devices for a disaster. The second may help you communicate more effectively
during and immediately after a disaster.
The Department of Emergency Services and
Public Protection Offers Hurricane Preparedness Tips The Office of Public Information released tips
on May 31, 2012 for families and businesses to be prepared in the event of a
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