Office of Emergency Management

Branford Office of Emergency Management

33 Laurel Street

Branford, CT 06405

Phone:(203) 315-3914

Automated response: (203) 315-3909

Raymond Dunbar Director

Jack Ahern Assistant Director


Download Town of Branford Evacuation & Shelter guide.


Download Town of Branford Emergency Operation Plan


How do I prepare for extreme cold emergencys?


How do I prepare for a disaster or emergency?

     (including links for additional information)


Emergency Preparedness Guide 2012


Portable Generator Safety tips


Terrorism Tips Poster

Carbon Monoxide Danger                                                 Energy & Environmental Protection Temporary Authorization

Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning                              Storm Sandy: How people can get help

Carbon Monoxide Hazards During Power Outages

Emergency Disinfection of Drinking Water

Food Safety Facts

CT DEEP Office of Long Island Sound Programs Permitting & Enforcement Town Assignments & Contact Information

To register by phone, residents can call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362).  The TTY line for people with speech or hearing disabilities is 1-800-462-7585.  The line is open from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., seven days per week.
To register online, applications may be completed at
If residents have disaster assistance questions, they may call the FEMA Helpline at 1-800-621-3362.

Residents and businesses must file an insurance claim and register with FEMA

FEMA Disaster Relief Centers:

Hours of operation for each of the additional centers:

  • Monday to Saturday - 8AM-8PM

  • Sunday - 10AM- 5PM

Long Wharf Campus Gateway Community College
60 Sargent Drive

Groton Senior Center
102 Newtown Road

Department of Police Services
6 Custom Drive


US Small Business Administration Fact Sheet
USDA Fact Sheet
FEMA Public Assistance Fact Sheet

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     The Town of Branford's Office of Emergency Management is responsible for planning how the Town will respond to an emergency such as a hurricane or major winter storm, a hazardous materials release or terrorist acts. We are also responsible for the coordination of local government and emergency services with the Connecticut Office of Emergency Management (OEM), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and surrounding communities.

     The Office of Emergency Management is located at the Police Department Headquarters, 33 Laurel Street and is manned 24 hours a day in order to receive warnings and alerts over several different warning networks. Any warnings or alerts received are immediately distributed to  Public Officials and the public if necessary.

     The Office of Emergency Management is responsible for coordinating Branford's emergency management needs. This includes emergency management planning, preparation activities such as training and exercises, response support coordination during emergencies and coordination of recovery programs following emergencies. As such Branford's Office of Emergency Management works closely with local and State public safety organizations to facilitate a coordinated approach to emergencies. The Town of Branford's Office of Emergency Management is responsible for community preparedness through planning, risk reduction, response and recovery.


     Emergency Management is responsible for determining available emergency resources at the local, state and federal level as well as developing a set of plans to utilize those resources along with volunteer and commercial donations to deliver such resources to the community.


     The Office of Emergency Management must also take measures to minimize or reduce risks from the effects of such hazards as ice storms, major snow storms, flooding, hurricanes, hazardous waste discharge and all other events deemed a risk to the community.


     Preparation and communication are the keys to helping Branford survive an emergency or disaster. Emergency management personnel are responsible for monitoring conditions and warning emergency services such as Police, Fire, Rescue, and Ambulance along with warning Branford officials and the public.

Such notification will come in a number of ways:


       Local News, (Television and radio, BCTV)


       NOAA (National Oceanic & Atmospheric Association) Radio is the best means to receive storm information.


       Police and Fire officials going door to door or broadcasting in neighborhoods.


       A 2-3 minute constant blast of local sirens indicates emergency information broadcasts via BCTV Channel 20


       Branford Information Hotline at 315-3909



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