Steps that you should take before the next disaster
1) Register with CTAlert.gov. We send out numerous messages by “reverse 911” during and after storms. By registering, you can have such messages sent to any number of devices—cell phones, PDAs, email, and more. The system will try to contact you by the means you specify until you acknowledge receipt of a message. If you do not have Internet access, you can register using the Killingworth Library computers. The librarians will help you. The information you provide will never be shared or used for other than emergency notifications.
2) If you have a generator, keep it in working order. Follow the manufacturer’s storage instructions; make sure you have a supply of gas on hand; and know generator safety. Operating a generator indoors or in an attached garage can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning, and plugging a generator into an outlet in your home can backfeed electricity into power lines—a serious hazard for repairmen who may be working on or around those lines.
3) Have at least a three-day supply of nonperishable food, potable water, medications, and other necessities. (See Emergency Prep Guide) And filling your bathtub with water before a power outage really does allow you to flush the toilets.
4) Get a battery-powered or wind-up radio. . Check WPLR (99.1 FM), WTIC (1080 AM, 93.7 FM), and WLIS (1420). Remember that your car has a radio.
5) Keep cell phones and other battery-powered items charged up before an event.
6) If you have special needs that require specialized equipment or attention, tell someone trustworthy beforehand, so that they can check on you and assist you in an emergency.
7) Shelter at home if possible. By taking the precautions listed here, you may be able to remain in your home. If not, call 211 for information on open shelters.
8) If you have an immediate emergency, call 911.
Ambulance Association – 860-663-2450
The Killingworth Ambulance Association has a staff of highly trained volunteer emergency medical professionals ready to respond to community medical demands.
Disaster Recovery Center
FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers assist residents in the event of a disaster . FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a Nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards. Visit www.DisasterAssistance.gov,for additional information.
Brian F. Walsh, Emergency Management Director
Region 2 – Department of Emergency management & Homeland Security
Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan DRAFT
If you have not already registered with CTAlert.gov, you may do so at the link. This will allow emergency messages concerning Killingworth to be sent to your cell phone, email, or other device.
Don Offner (R)
Todd A. Hajek (Appt by Fire Co)
Jennifer Lynn Liptak (D)
The Killingworth volunteer Fire Company, founded in 1946, provides fire, rescue, and haz-mat service to Killingworth. It has mutual aid agreements with fire departments in Chester, Clinton, Deep River, Durham, Haddam, Madison, and North Madison.
333 Route 81, Killingworth, CT 06419
Richard M. Darin, Fire Chief
Michael Anthony Carri, Deputy Chief
Ethan Daniel Drian, Assistant Chief
William E. Shipman, Assistant Chief
Dennis Campbell – (c) 860-391-5603
Deputy Fire Marshal: Jim McDonald, Jeff Heser (Clinton FM)
Middlesex Hospital www.middlesexhospital.org
Shoreline Medical Center, Guilford www.ynhh.org
Shoreline Medical Center, Essex www.middlesexhospital.org
Pistol Permit Packet
For a poison emergency in the U.S. call 1-800-222-1222
Connecticut Poison Control Center
Trooper First Class Richard Mulhall
323 Route 81, Killingworth, CT
Veterinary Clinics – Emergency Care
Pieper Memorial Veterinary Center– 730 Randolph Road, Middletown, CT 06457, (860) 347-8387
New Haven Central Hospital for Veterinary Medicine– 843 State Street , New Haven, CT 06511, (203) 865-0878
Veterinary Emergency Treatment Services (VETS)– 8 Enterprise Lane, Oakdale, CT 06370, (860) 444-8870
Animal Emergency Hospital of Central Connecticut (860) 563-4447 588 Cromwell Ave Rocky Hill, CT 06067
Animal Poison Control Hotline – 1-888-426-4435