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Directs the local emergency response to crisis.

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Chairperson for Civil Defense (appointed): Responsible for the organization, administration, and operation of the local committee that is formed for emergency management in the town or city. The emergency management chairperson is under the direct control of the selectboard but may coordinate his or her emergency management efforts with neighboring towns and cities, and with the state emergency management division and the federal government.

Source: Vermont Secretary of State


Doug Kopacz,
1 yr2022
Brent Godin,
Deputy Director
1 yr2022
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⚠ Dial 911 if you’re having an emergency. Contact information on this page is for non-emergency purposes only.



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Public Safety Building
86 Mountain Rd. / Route 242
Montgomery Center, VT 05471
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Montgomery Emergency Management serves as a focal point for planning and preparation for disasters and emergencies as well as responses to those events.

Montgomery Fire Department, EMS, Red Cross, Vermont Department of Transportation, and other state services can be contacted to support the town in case of assistance needed within the town with an emergency.

Visit the resources below or listen to your emergency scanners for information during an emergency.

State Resources

Vermont 2-1-1 – A statewide, confidential information and referral helpline that connects callers to available human services including food, shelter and healthcare.

Vermont Emergency Management – Helps communities to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters. Offers free emergency training for community officials, emergency responders, and those who want to become responders.

American Red Cross of Northern New England – Serves the 3.2 million residents of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. Headquartered in Concord, NH.

Federal Resources

FEMA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is the federal agency responsible for leading the Nation’s efforts to prepare for, protect and mitigate against, respond to, and recover from the impacts of natural disasters and man-made incidents or terrorist events.

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