Make Emergency Preparedness a Priority! Town of Ridgefield Resource Guide
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During a severe event, Ridgefield’s Call Center may be activated. If activated, Call Center phone number will be sent to the public via CTAlert. In the event all power is out, emergency messages will be posted at Ridgefield Town Hall and at Parks & Rec, 195 Danbury Road, Ridgefield.
Before an Emergency
Be prepared to shelter in place for 72 – 96 hours with enough supplies for an additional 14 days.
Make a Go-Bag and an emergency supply kit including flashlights, batteries, face masks, gloves, soap, hand sanitizer, toilet paper and pet items, ie. current rabies certificate/tag (if applicable). A list of items to include can be found at www.ready.gov.
Fill all prescriptions. Have cash on hand in case banks are closed. Have non-perishable foods and water.
Charge cell phones and all electronic devices. Consider purchasing a portable charger for cell phones and a solar powered radio/charger.
During an Emergency
Be house ready: fill the bathtub with water to be used for flushing toilets; trim trees/shrubs to protect house/wires. Secure loose objects. Fill all vehicle gas tanks & keep an extra gas can on hand. Follow manufacturer’s guidelines for generators.
After an Emergency
Check on neighbors, especially elderly or disabled. Monitor local communications as listed in the “Be Informed” section.
Call Eversource if power fails; plan to be without power for a long time. Consider ALL downed wires to be live wires.
Make a plan
Discuss the types of hazards that could affect your family (fire, flood, power outage, etc.).
Important phone numbers
Ridgefield Police: 203-438-6531
Ridgefield Fire: 203-431-2724
CT Infoline 211