Office of Emergency Management


If a local emergency exists, information will be broadcast on the following media outlets;



WTNH- TV Channel 8 WFSB- TV Channel 3
NEWS 12- CABLE TV  NOAA-NWS Weather Alert Radio
Darien Channel 79-Cable TV 211-INFOLINE

EMERGENCY MESSAGE LINE- 203-662-5379 Darien's Emergency Operations Center will ONLY utilize this number during major emergencies to provide information to the public.

State Heat Emergency Health Line 1-800-830-9426

CT Department of Emergency Management & Homeland Security
Federal Emergency Management Agency
American Red Cross Darien Chapter
CT Department of Public Health
NOAA National Weather Service
CERT Community Emergency Response Team
American Red Cross
Online- Readiness Brochures
Pandemic Flu
Contact Darien OEM

 Hurricane Season is June 1st to November 30th- Be Prepared!

Power Outage Safety = Carbon Monoxide Safety Awareness

Office of Emergency Management

Emergency Management is planning for, responding to, as well as recovery from disasters either man-made or natural emergencies. In conjunction with the State of Connecticut Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security; working with the common goal of maximizing survival, minimizing injuries, and the preservation of property. This is done utilizing the concept of managing and coordination of large scale emergency operations. The office is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of The Town of Darien Emergency Operations Plan. Working with the State of Connecticut Area One Coordinator to assure the coordination and conformance of the plan meets the terms and conditions set forth in the State of Connecticut General Statutes Title 28 chapter 517 as well as Federal Acts and Regulations that also apply.

Planning is conducted with all of the towns' departments in an effort to coordinate the preparation of the town. The town also conducts training exercises to verify our readiness efforts.  Past exercises have been done simulating; weather related events, hazardous chemical releases, and even biological events. These exercises have even proven effective and very meaningful for the town and all of the staff involved. Utilizing the National Incident Management System and the National Response Plans to effectively respond to, and recover from disasters of any type.

This is all done to keep our community safe. We also work in an effort to mitigate hazards. The Town of Darien recently adopted a Pre-Disaster Mitigation Strategy to further enhance the towns' abilities to lessen a disaster impacts.

We have assembled a fairly comprehensive list of websites for the community to better educate and prepare themselves. These are in the left column of this page. Any interest in further offering of assistance maybe directed to the American Red Cross Darien Chapter, which is looking for additional volunteers for their disaster assistance team or Darien CERT team members.

For prompt all-hazard warning consider purchasing a National Weather Service-NOAA Weather Radio for more information go to:

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