Emergency ManagementEast Lyme Emergency Management is committed to preventing, protecting against, mitigating, responding to and recovering from the threats and hazards that pose the greatest risk to our community.

Over the past five years, East Lyme Emergency Management has applied for and been awarded over $661,000 in grant funding (as of 12/26/2023). This funding has enabled the department to upgrade public safety technology and communications equipment, enhance traffic control capabilities, provided funding for our new Everbridge Emergency Notification System (Launched 11/2021) as well as provide salary reimbursements to the Town for Emergency Management staff. This department is continuously seeking grant funding for vital public safety infrastructure and equipment upgrades essential for reliable connectivity and communications for our Police, Fire, EMS, 911 Dispatch Center, Local, Regional and State-Wide Partners in order to provide the highest level of protection for our community.

Links to Facebook PageImportant public safety notices and storm updates are posted to the East Lyme Public Safety Facebook page. You do not have to be a Facebook member to see the East Lyme Public Safety Facebook page. These notices are also viewable on the Public Safety Notices & Storm Updates page.

Preparing our community for natural and manmade disasters by:

Monitoring and managing large scale emergency events from start to finish that threaten the life-safety, health and well-being of our community by:


Plan for and implementing recovery procedures to ensure resilient recovery after a disaster including:

  • Coordinating field personnel to clear our roadways of snow, trees and other storm debris to ensure safe travel for our first responders, residents and visitors.
  • Collecting and processing Town wide storm damage information during severe weather events necessary for requesting FEMA Public Assistance Funding for declared emergency or disaster events. These funds are essential for replenishing the normal operating budget.
  • Performing residential and business damage assessments to collect accurate, cumulative damage totals realized by residential and business properties in East Lyme after a severe weather event. This information is essential for FEMA to determine if the damages sustained meet the threshold required to declare an emergency level or disaster level event. A declaration makes necessary public assistance funding available to assist municipalities with acquiring FEMA Individual Assistance Funding available to residents and SBA assistance available for businesses with recovery from damages.

Safety Campaigns

Ready Dot Gov
Ready is a National public service campaign designed to educate and empower the American people to prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to promote preparedness through public involvement.


See Something Say Something
With the help of the Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Initiative (NSI), the campaign has identified indicators of terrorism-related suspicious activity. These include, but are not limited to, unusual items or situations, eliciting information, and observation/surveillance. Some of these activities could be innocent—it’s up to law enforcement to determine whether the behavior warrants investigation.


Blue Campaign
Recognizing key indicators of human trafficking is the first step in identifying victims and can help save a life. The Blue Campaign will help you learn about common indicators to help recognize human trafficking.