Office of Emergency Management

Overview

The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is headed up by Trumbull Police Lieutenant Ronald Kirby and Deputy Director William Chiarenzelli. The objective of this department is to plan for and prepare for emergencies - natural or man-made - that could affect Trumbull's citizens. This includes documenting plans and procedures, training personnel, acquiring equipment, as well as strategize with other departments and agencies. In the event of an actual emergency, the Director or his designee would mobilize and deploy personnel and resources, notify the public and press of the emergency and manage the emergency event to maximize resources and minimize any negative impact.

Several Town departments contribute to the process of preparing for emergencies. These departments and agencies which would be utilized, as necessary, during an emergency event include the:
and other local, regional and State agencies including:
and others including the:

Emergency Phone Numbers

  • 911- Emergencies that require immediate attention
  • 452-5070 Street Flooding or Street Storm Drain Issues
  • 800-722-5584 - UI emergencies (i.e. outages, down wires, etc.)
  • 576-1010 - American Red Cross-Southeastern Fairfield County Chapter
  • 335-0157 - Gas emergencies (i.e. outages, leaks, etc.)
  • 611 - SNET emergencies (i.e. outages, down wires, etc.)
  • 800-222-1222 - Connecticut Poison Control Center

Weather Forecast

For the National Weather Service forecast for Trumbull, click here.

National Terrorism Advisory System

The National Terrorism Advisory System, or NTAS, replaces the color-coded Homeland Security Advisory System (HSAS). This new system will more effectively communicate information about terrorist threats by providing timely, detailed information to the public, government agencies, first responders, airports and other transportation hubs, and the private sector. For more information about NTAS, visit: http://www.dhs.gov/files/programs/ntas.shtm.

Be Prepared

Emergencies can happen with little or no notice. What we do know is that it is important and helpful to be prepared.
  • September 27, 1985 - Hurricane Gloria was a relatively weak hurricane when it hit Connecticut but caused significant damage. Two persons were reported to have been killed by falling trees limbs in southern Connecticut - tragically one one these was a six year old girl.
  • September 11, 2001 - Terrorists attacked America.
  • August 14, 2003 - Over 50 million people were left without power when a blackout cascaded across the Midwest and Northeast U.S. and Canada within a matter of minutes.
  • August 29, 2005 - Hurricane Katrina, the costliest and one of the deadliest hurricanes in the history of the United States, landfalls on southeast Louisiana.
  • April 23, 2006 - Nearly six inches of rain caused extensive flooding and damage across Trumbull. The Trumbull Center Fire Department's website provides photos of the day.
  • April 14, 2007 - the Pequonnock River overflowed and flooded Trumbull Center for the third time this year.
  • October 14, 2006 - An early snowstorm buried Buffalo, NY and the surrounding area. Power lines and phone lines were snapped. 400,000 residents lost electricity - some for more than a week. Flooding followed as the nearly two feet of snow quickly melted.
  • October 23, 2007 - More than 270,000 people have been evacuated in southern California as wildfires have set 245,957 acres - 384 square miles - ablaze.
  • September 13, 2008 - Hurricane Ike battered the upper Texas coast as a monster 600-mile-wide, Category 2 hurricane that came ashore on Galveston Island, creating devastation across southeast Texas. Ike killed at least 40 people, forced more than 30,000 people from their homes into shelters and left millions more without electricity.
  • January 12, 2010 - An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 devastates Haiti leaving more than 200,000 people dead and 2,000,000 people homeless. 
  • June 24, 2010 - A tornado touches down in Bridgeport. High winds topple trees and structures across the Bridgeport area.
  • Winter 2011 - Record snow falls closed highways and collapsed buildings in Trumbull and across Connecticut.
  • August 27, 2011 - Hurricane Irene caused severe damage across Trumbull resulting in downed trees and the loss of electric service.
  • October 29, 2011 - Winter Storm Alfred toppled trees and left many Trumbull residents without power for days. 
We have all witnessed the Katrina and Haiti tragedies. In each of these events, help and supplies were sent but, it took time. In this day and age, everyone should be ready to deal with emergencies. Several agencies have created excellent materials - including guides, brochures and check lists - for helping all of us to be better prepared. We encourage you to review these materials and to use them to prepare yourself and your family. For a short list, you should be prepared with:
  • A battery-powered radio (tuned to WICC 600 AM)
  • A flash light
  • Extra batteries
  • Water for three days. Have one gallon of water per person per day (two quarts for drinking, two quarts for sanitation and food preparation).
  • Ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits and vegetables.
  • Canned juices, milk and soup.
  • Sterno to heat food.
  • Vitamins
  • Any special foods required for infants, elderly people or those on special diets.
  • Vitamins
  • Comfort foods such as cookies, hard candies, sweetened cereals, lollipops, instant coffee, and tea bags.
  • A First Aid Kit with first aid manual, sterile gauze, adhesive tape, adhesive bandages, antiseptic tape, antibiotic cream, antiseptic solution (like hydrogen peroxide), thermometer, plastic gloves, scissors, soap, etc.
  • Required medications
  • Blankets
The Federal Emergency Management Agency provides Are You Ready? An In-Depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness which will help you and your family become better prepared for an emergency.

Please use these excellent references for more information:

For more information please visit these helpful websites:

Communications

In the event of an emergency, the Trumbull Office of Emergency Management will provide information and further direction through various channels.

T-SNAP - Trumbull Special Needs Awareness Program

Through Trumbull Special Needs Awareness Program (T-SNAP), Trumbull residents can, voluntarily, share information regarding their special needs with Trumbull’s Emergency Services – Police, Fire and EMS. The goal of the T-SNAP program is to enable Trumbull’s emergency services personnel to better respond to emergencies involving individuals with special needs. For more information regarding T-SNAP click here.

 

Additional Links

Contact Information

Lt. Ronald Kirby, Director
rkirby@trumbull-ct.gov

William Chiarenzelli, Deputy Director

Trumbull Police Department
158 Edison Road
Trumbull, CT 06611

Phone: 203-261-0552

Emergency Only - Police Headquarters: 203-261-3665

toem@trumbull-ct.gov