Emergency Management


Windham Sheriff’s Department: 802.365.4941

State Police: 802.722.4600

Westminster Fire & Rescue: 802.722.4042


Westminster Emergency Management is the community’s all hazards emergency response function. Emergency Management works to coordinate community disaster planning, response, and recovery activities.  Working in partnership with Federal, State, local, and public agencies as well as private sector partners, Westminster Emergency Management strives to plan and prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters to protect lives and property.



General Information and Emergency Programs


Vermont Alert System


Through multiple means, the Vermont Alert system provides public safety notifications and alerts to Vermont citizens.Vermont Alert disseminates information to:


  • The Public
  • VT State Emergency Operations Center State support Functions (SSFs)
  • Federal, State, and local governments
  • Schools & Universities
  • First respondents


Notifications can be received via email, text, and phone. To sign up, go to VTAlert.gov and follow the prompts.


Incident Command System


The Incident Command System (ICS) is a standardized,  on-scene, all-hazards incident management approach that:


  • Allows for the integration of facilities,  equipment, personnel, procedures, and communications operating within a common  organizational structure.
  • Enables a coordinated response among various  jurisdictions and functional agencies, both public and private.
  • Establishes common processes for planning and  managing resources.


ICS is flexible and can be used for incidents of any  type, scope, and complexity. ICS allows  its users to adopt an integrated organizational structure to match the  complexities and demands of single or multiple incidents.


ICS is used by all levels of government—Federal, State,  tribal, and local—as well as by many nongovernmental organizations and the  private sector. ICS is also applicable  across disciplines. It is   typically structured to facilitate activities in five major functional areas: Command, Operations, Planning, Logistics, and  Finance/Administration. All of the functional areas may or may not be used based on the incident needs. Intelligence/Investigations is an optional sixth functional area that is  activated on a case-by-case basis.


As a system, ICS is extremely useful; not only does it  provide an organizational structure for incident management, but it also guides  the process for planning, building, and adapting that structure. Using ICS for every incident or planned event  helps hone and maintain skills needed for the large-scale incidents.
Source: FEMA


Vermont Emergency Management Radiological Emergency Response Plan (RERP) Program


The Town of Westminster serves as a receiving town in case of nuclear disaster at the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant located in Vernon, Vermont. Click here for more information.2016 Debris Management Plan
2016 Local Emergency Operations Plan

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