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Westerly Emergency Management


EMA

CONTACTS:

Interim Director: Amy Grzybowski

Deputy Michael T. Brancato

Town Of Westerly
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How CodeRED® Works

The CodeRED® Emergency Telephone Calling System is an extremely high-speed telephone communication service available for emergency notifications. CodeRED® employs a one-of-a-kind Internet mapping capability for geographic targeting of calls, coupled with a high speed telephone calling system capable of delivering customized pre-recorded emergency messages directly to homes and businesses at the rate of up to 60,000 calls per hour. CodeRED® subscribers control their emergency broadcasts from anywhere in the world via a secure Internet Portal.

It's that easy to deliver critical emergency messages in lightning fast time.

Our residents and businesses are urged to click on the link “CodeRED Residential and Business Data Collection Page” to update contact information. Required information includes first and last name, street address (physical address, no P.O. boxes), city, state, zip code, and primary phone number, additional phone numbers optional.

Much of the database has been supplied to Emergency Communications Network, but no one should automatically assume his or her telephone number is included. All businesses should register, as well as all individuals who have unlisted phone numbers, those who have changed their phone number or address within the last year, those who use a cellular phone as their home phone.

The CodeRED system is a geographical based notification system, which means street addresses are needed to select which telephone numbers will receive emergency notification calls in any given situation. The system works fine for cellular phones too, but requires a street address. People who have recently moved in the city but kept the same listed or unlisted number also need to change their addresses in the database.

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EMA Tips for preventing roof collapses:

  • Flat roofs should be shoveled
  • Clear drainage systems
  • Remove large icicles carefully
  • Have professional clear roof
  • Use a snow rake not shovel to clear snow

HURRICANES:

Plan Ahead:

You are encouraged to plan ahead for any type of natural disaster especially a hurricane. Help your family be prepared by having supplies to be self-sufficient for AT LEAST 72 hours, have a family communication plan, know the local evacuation routes and emergency shelters. We are here to assist the citizen’s during these types of events but the most important assistance YOU can provide is to be prepared.

Evacuation Route:

Throughout the Town of Westerly you will see evacuation route signs. These signs are blue and white and will direct you to the approved Department of Transportation evacuation route.

Emergency Shelter:

The Emergency Shelter for Westerly is located at the Westerly Senior Center on State Street in Westerly. This is a Red Cross approved shelter and will be staffed by the Westerly Shelter Team. This is a team of very dedicated volunteers who have been professionally trained by the RI Red Cross in all aspects of shelter operations.

Boat and RV Storage:

The Town of Westerly recognizes, as part of it’s emergency management strategy, the need to limit potential damage to property during a natural disaster. The town will offer short term storage of boats and rv’s at the Cimalore Field Complex located off Wilson Street in the event a hurricane is forecast to strike the area. The ONLY service the town will provide is the storage location. Transportation and proper storage/dry docking is the responsibility of the individual property owner. Notification that the storage location has been opened will be made as efficiently as possible.

At-Risk-Residents:

The Town of Westerly attempts to maintain a list of residents who will need assistance leaving their homes should the need arise. Registry is done at the State level by filling out the At Risk Resident Form located in the Forms menu at the top of this page.

 

Westerly Amateur Radio Team

The Westerly Amateur Radio Team is associated with the Rhode Island Amateur Radio Emergency Services.  The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) consists of licensed amateurs who have voluntarily registered their qualifications and equipment for communications duty in the public service when disaster strikes. Every licensed amateur, regardless of membership in ARRL, or any other local or national organization, is eligible for membership in the Westerly Amateur Radio Team and ARES. We also welcome non-hams who are interested in obtaining an amateur radio license or have a sincere desire to serve their community. Because ARES is an amateur service, only amateurs are eligible for membership in ARES. The possession of emergency-powered equipment is desirable, but is not a requirement for membership.  The Westerly Amateur Radio Team also provides communications assistance for various events in the local community.


For further information on the Westerly Amateur Radio Team please contact Jim Creamer at kb1mao@verizon.net


Rhode Island Emergency Nets

Net

When

Time

Frequency

Westerly Amateur Radio Team

1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th Thursday

1900 (7:00 PM)

W1WRI Repeater 146.550 – 1MHz (88.5)

RI ARES Storm Desk

As Needed

 

KA1RCI Repeater Network.  From Westerly 147.390 + (67)

Skywarn

Every Wednesday

2030 (8:30 PM)

146.760 – (100)

Local Frequencies

Frequency

Offset

Tone

Location

Owner

146.550

- 1MHz

88.5

Westerly, RI

N1LMA

146.400

Simplex

147.240

+

100.0

Westerly, RI

N1LMA

449.675

-

127.3

Westerly, RI

N1LMA

147.390

+

67.0

Westerly, RI

KA1RCI

Links

ARRL - http://www.arrl.org/