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In the event of a town-wide emergency, police, fire and emergency medical personnel will be recalled to duty to provide for your protection. Also, public health, hospitals, emergency planners, public works, transportation, schools and volunteer organizations will be mobilized to carry out their missions. You will be advised of the nature of the emergency and the steps you will need to take to ensure your safety. This information would be broadcast over television stations WFSB (channel 3) and WVIT (channels 4), email blasts (go to the home page to sign up and get on the list), Facebook @CantonCT, Instagram @CantonCTInfo, and Twitter @CantonCTInfo. If evacuation is ordered, you will be advised where to go and what to bring. In many cases, sheltering in place (your home or place of employment) will be the safest method. Consider going to a friend’s or relative’s house before going to a shelter. Persons with severe medical conditions are advised to shelter in place, if possible.

Canton Community Center is used as our primary shelter additional locations may be added as needed. Shut off water and electricity before leaving your home, if instructed to do so. Leave natural gas on, unless otherwise advised. Lock your home. Take your pets, your disaster supply kit and use travel routes specified by local authorities.

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Contact Us

Christopher Arciero
Director of Emergency Management
& CERT Coordinator
Phone: (860) 693-7872 Phone: (860) 693-7872

Emergency Calls Police/Fire/Medical: 911
Routine Calls: (860) 693-0221 Routine Calls: (860) 693-0221
Fax: (860) 693-8493 Fax: (860) 693-8493

Location: 45 River Road (Rt-179), Canton, CT 06019

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