Public Education is key to Disaster Planning, and a primary mission of the Office of Emergency Management. Groton residents face the possibility of a range of disasters, including hurricanes, fires, flooding and winter emergencies among others. Knowing what to do in any emergency can save lives. The Office of Emergency Management provides neighborhood groups, community agencies and businesses with disaster preparedness presentations, and materials. We help increase public awareness by helping the community prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.
On this page, you will find links to Federal, State, and volunteer organizations that distribute information on disaster preparedness steps you can take at home, work, or while traveling to ensure you are ready for a disaster.
Please contact us if you would like a representative from the Office of Emergency Management or Groton Emergency Communications Center to visit your community event, school, business, or organization. When making your request please provide the following:
- Date/Time/Location you would like us to attend.
- Subject you would like us to talk about (i.e. Disaster Preparedness, Making 911 calls, volunteering in the community) and length of time to talk.
- Approximate number of people attending.
Important: Please contact us at least one month in advance to schedule a presentation.
The Office of Emergency Management and Emergency Communications Center Public Education Program is a free service provided to the community of Groton.
Please visit the links below for more information on disaster preparedness and volunteering in the community.