Emergency Management

The Town of Berwick Emergency Management Plan was approved by the Board of Selectmen on May 1, 2001. This plan supersedes any previous plans promulgated for this purpose. It provides a framework to use in performing emergency functions during a disaster.

This comprehensive Emergency Management Plan includes four phases of emergency management:

1. Mitigation: Those activities which eliminate or reduce the probability of disaster.

2. Preparedness: Those activities developed to save lives and minimize damage.

3. Response: Immediate activities which prevent loss of lives and property and provide emergency assistance.

4. Recover: Short and long-term activities which return all systems to normal or improved standards.

The Town’s plan is tested, revised, and updated as required.

The Emergency Management Director and the Town Manager are authorized to make appropriate updates and revisions when required.

As a result of this plan, an Emergency Planning Committee was established in 2001 which includes a representative from each Town Department, SAD 60 School District, American Ambulance and a local business. The committee is responsible for making recommendations for improving the plan, its operations and evaluating the plan's effectiveness. The York County Emergency Management Agency is used as a resource for our overall plan updates and reviews.

Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions:

Chief Dennis Plante
EMA Director
(207) 698-1174