When it comes to disaster risks, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
A study by the Multihazard Mitigation Council found every $1 spent on preparedness saves society and taxpayers $4 in natural disaster costs.
Keeping the Power On
Fairfield’s Public Safety Microgrid is the first in the state and provides electricity during emergencies to critical facilities such as Fairfield’s Police and Fire Headquarters, the Emergency Communications Center and nearby cell phone tower, as well as Operation Hope’s Homeless Shelter.
[caption] Microgrids include a system of “trips” and “transfers” to isolate the microgrid and provide power within its network even when there is a large-scale outage, such as the ones the state experienced during Superstorm Sandy. The microgrid program was created as part of Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s storm legislation in 2012, which included a number of initiatives to enhance the ability of the state, municipalities, and utility companies to better prepare for and respond to natural disasters and intense weather situations.
Fairfield’s Community Emergency Response Team is made up of community volunteers trained to assist emergency management agencies in disaster, crisis and emergency response.
The Town of Fairfield launched a new and improved high-speed notification system, CodeRED, which replaces Reverse 911 and provides Fairfield officials with the ability to quickly deliver phone messages to targeted areas or to the entire Town in emergency situations.
You can register your phone number at fairfieldct.org/codered