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Plainfield Emergency Management assists in providing public education about hazards and disaster preparation, as well as overseeing the local shelter, and setting up and running the town’s Emergency Operations Center in the Town Hall during emergencies. Plainfield’s Emergency Management Director is also responsible for preparing the Local Hazard Mitigation Plan and, each year, the Local Emergency Management Plan.
In addition to their roles fighting fires and providing emergency assistance until the rescue squad arrives, Plainfield’s Fire and Rescue Department is the heartbeat of addressing and responding to a myriad of emergencies that affect folks in Plainfield (including responding to downed trees, coordinating an evacuation if necessary, addressing hazmat spills, and the like).
Plainfield’s Emergency Management is supported by the Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission and coordinates operations with Vermont Emergency Management. We also work together with the Select Board, first responders, Plainfield’s Hazard Mitigation Committee, Emergency Repair and Assistance crews, other shelter managers, the Health Center, local schools and organizations, Goddard College, and the Red Cross.
If you would like to be part of the team who addresses Emergency Management needs in Plainfield, please email the Emergency Management Director Sasha Thayer or give her a call at 802-454-1131.
Emergency Management Documents
Plainfield residents and all other Vermonters have a tool to stay informed of pending disasters, traffic information, weather conditions, public health notifications, and countless other alerts that could affect themselves or their loved ones.
Vermont Alert is a free service that allows you to sign up and receive notifications through your choice of text, e-mail, telephone, or even a game console. Alerts are localized to areas you chose and are issued by state and local responders and other agencies.
How VT Alert Can Help You
Your local fire department can use VT Alert to contact the public directly with warnings and updates and send evacuation notices. With VT Alert you can be informed by phone, text, or e-mail of travel alerts for motorists to avoid an area, weather warnings (including flooding and heavy snow coming), and be warned about public health hazards, for instance, from smoke. You can even designate a “quiet time” when you sign up so you don’t receive alerts in the middle of the night.
The State Police uses VT Alert to provide information about traffic accidents and public safety dangers. The Agency of Transportation uses VT Alert to advise travelers of road hazards and alternate routes. VTrans can then notify the public when the road has re-opened. The National Weather Service and Vermont Emergency Management use VT Alert to issue storm Watches and Warnings. In the aftermath of a storm, state and federal governments can use VT Alert to provide information about disaster aid. The National
Vermont’s State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) and partners can use VT Alert to: