IMPORTANT: If you are currently experiencing an emergency, please dial 9-1-1.
Welcome to our Emergency Response resource page. Here you will find information on how our Town handles emergency response, as well as contact information for rescue response teams.
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).”
To view the most recent LEMP for the Town of Sharon, click here.
Fire and Rescue Services
The Town is served by the Sharon Volunteer Fire Department and South Royalton Rescue.
Sharon Volunteer Fire Department
Chief: Nathan Potter
Address: PO Box 74, 5808 VT Rt 14
South Royalton Rescue
Point of Contact: Stephen Belmont, Administrator