Welcome to our Emergency Response resource page. Here you will find emergency updates, information on how our Town handles emergency response, and contact information for our rescue response teams.
IMPORTANT: If you are currently experiencing an emergency, please dial 9-1-1.
RESIDENT RESOURCES – July 2023 Flood Damage
Below is a list of resources available to residents who experienced damage during the recent flooding event or who may be seeking additional information. We will post information as it becomes available.
- Vermonters who suffered losses in the storm should continue to take extensive photos of damage before and during clean up and repairs, while also documenting expenses. In other words, keep your receipts.
- Please report damage to Vermont 211, either by dialing 2-1-1 or by visiting vermont211.org. This will help the state and FEMA better understand the extent of the damage.
- Below are resources you may find helpful:
- VT DFR Insurance Guidelines/Resources
- FEMA Public Assistance Fact Sheet
- Agency of Natural Resources Flood Information
- Health Information – HealthVermont.gov/Flood
- Emergency Management – VEM.Vermont.gov/Flood
- Agriculture Information – Agriculture.Vermont.gov/Flood
- Environmental Information – ANR.Vermont.gov/Flood
- Mental Health: MentalHealth.Vermont.gov/Flood
- National Weather Service – Weather.gov/btv
- Road Conditions – NewEngland511.org/region/Vermont
- Vermont 211 – Dial 211 or online Vermont211.org
Municipal Emergency Planning
Local Hazard Mitigation
According to Vermont Emergency Management, “[t]he purpose of mitigation planning is to identify policies and actions that can be implemented over the long term to reduce risk and future losses. Local Hazard Mitigation Plans (LHMP) form the foundation for a community’s long-term strategy to reduce disaster losses and break the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage.”
In 2021, the Town of Sharon, VT adopted an updated Local Hazard Mitigation Plan.
Local Emergency Management
According the Vermont Department of Public Safety, and “[i]n accordance with 20 V.S.A § 6 and State Emergency Management Plan, ‘All municipal jurisdictions are expected to review and update their Local Emergency Management Plan annually and to formally readopt them between Town Meeting Day—on the first Tuesday in March—and May 1st.’
A current Local Emergency Management Plan is also required for municipalities to receive federal preparedness funds and increased state reimbursement through the Emergency Relief and Assistance Fund (ERAF).”
Emergency Service Providers
Fire and Rescue
The Town is under contract with the Windsor County Sheriff’s Department which is currently working toward providing a community policing model.
Sheriff Ryan Palmer
Phone: (802) 457-5211