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 Manager
The Berlin EM Team strongly encourages all town residents to review the “Family Emergency Preparedness Workbook” available on-line from Vermont Emergency Management at:
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
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
National Weather Service Burlington: www.weather.gov/btv
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