Berlin Emergency Management

 

 

 

The Berlin Emergency Management Team (BEMT) is a volunteer group whose purpose is to support the Town of Berlin emergency services and Berlin Citizens in the event of a major emergency or disaster, whether it is natural or man-made.

The team is always looking to add new members.  The BEMT meets 6:30pm monthly on the 2nd Thursday at the Four Corners fire station. To join the team or for questions contact the Town Administrator 802-552-8801.

Emergency Management Team Members:

Ture Nelson                                                           Katina Johnson, Chair LEPC District 5
Bruce Richardson                                                  John Askielaszek, CVDART Liaison
Fred Doten                                                             Wanda Baril, Red Cross Liaison/Shelter
Val Cyr

The Berlin EM Team strongly encourages all town residents to review the “Family Emergency Preparedness Workbook” available on-line from Vermont Emergency Management at:

http://vem.vermont.gov/sites/demhs/files/pdfs/preparedness/Family-Preparedness-Workbook.pdf

To better warn residents of emergencies, the Berlin EM Team uses the Vermont Alert system (VT-Alert), to send emergency notifications through text messages, e-mail, and telephone voice messages. We encourage town residents to sign up for this free service which can be done on-line at the following link:
https://vem.vermont.gov/vtalert  If you’re not able to register on-line, contact the Town Clerks office 802-229-9298 or Town Administrator 802-552-8801 and they will assist you in signing up to receive alerts on your house phone.

Below are some resources that you might find helpful in your emergency preparations:

Berlin Emergency Management (EM) Team:

Facebook Page:   www.facebook.com/berlinvteoc

Twitter page:        www.twitter.com/@BerlinEOC
Citizen Assistance Registration for Emergencies (CARE):  http://e911.vermont.gov/care

If you or someone you know would need special assistance in an emergency, you can fill out a CARE registration form and submit it to Vermont 211.  Your information will be entered into a database linked to the E-911 system, and all records are confidential and will only be shared with groups involved in helping to keep people safe in an emergency.

Vermont Emergency Management (VEM):  http://vem.vermont.gov

Emergency plans for families and/or businesses: Information on how to prepare your plans is

available on-line from VEM at: http://vem.vermont.gov/preparedness

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/vermontemergencymanagement

Twitter page: https://twitter.com/vemvt

Forecasts:

National Weather Service Burlington:  www.weather.gov/btv

Volunteering:

American Red Cross:  www.redcross.org/volunteer/volunteer-opportunities/disaster-volunteer

Vermont Disaster Animal Response Team:  http://vermontdart.org/volunteer/

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT):  http://vem.vermont.gov/programs/cert