Council of Governments of the Central Naugatuck Valley
Emergency Planning
The Council of Governments of the Central Naugatuck Valley coordinates emergency planning in the Region 5 portion of the Central Naugatuck Valley Region (CNVR).

For more information or to learn how to form a CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) contact Assistant Director Virginia Mason at 203-757-0535.  Also you can visit

  Pictures from the April 15, 2011 Functional Exercise to test the I-84 and Route 8
Diversion Plans in the CNVR
(plans are linked here)

Pictures from the December 10, 2008 Drought Table Top Simulation

CNVR Emergency Planning Committee
Chair Ken Hanks - Naugatuck, Vice-Chair Dave Hardt - Watertown
click here for meeting minutes

Regional Emergency Operations Plan: August 23, 2006

The Regional Emergency Operations Plan is intended to provide the duties, functions and responsibilities for cooperation between member municipalities of the Central Naugatuck Valley Region in the event of an emergency. The document has been developed in conjunction with each of the local municipal Emergency Operations Plans.

Its goal is to enable member municipalities to maximize the survival of people, minimize or prevent injuries, and preserve property and resources by coordinating and sharing available manpower, equipment and other resources in the event of natural or man-made disasters.

The purpose of this regional emergency operations plan is to:

  • Provide a framework for member municipalities to collaborate in planning, communication, information sharing, and coordination activities before, during, or after a regional emergency;
  • Provide for the integration of resources and capabilities of member municipality governments and private sector for hazard mitigation, survival and recovery operations when any disaster threatens or occurs;
  • Define the role and responsibilities of member municipal governments; and
  • Provide policies and procedures for regional emergency operations.

A copy of the plan is available for review upon request at the COGCNV offices.

DEMHS Region 5 Documents - click to download

DEMHS 2007 Regional Collaboration Grant – Spending Plan Funding Request Form

RESF SWOT ANALYSES Summary Report Final Draft April 2008

CNVR Emergency Management Directors
Beacon Falls Ed Rodriguez
Bethlehem Michael Devine
Cheshire* Jack Casner
Middlebury Paul Perrotti
Naugatuck Fran Dambowsky
Oxford Scott Pelletier
Prospect Robert Chatfield
Southbury George Saliby
Thomaston Eugene Torrence
Waterbury Adam Rinko
Watertown David Hardt
Wolcott Chester Sergey#
Woodbury Randy Ashmore
* Cheshire is in DEMHS Region 2.
# Chester Sergey Local Emergency Planning Committee Chair
CNVR Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) Managers
Fran Dambowsky
Prospect Liz Normand
George Slaiby
Eugine Torrence
Waterbury Adam Rinko
Chester Sergey
Randy Ashmore

American Red Cross - Waterbury Chapter - National Organization
U.S. Department of Homeland Security -
CT Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS) -
Citizen Corps -

FAMILY EMERGENCY PLAN - A two page form intended to help families document information necessary after an emergency.

EMERGENCY SUPPLY LIST - A comprehensive list of suggested materials to use in order to prepare for emergencies in one's home and for their families.

Preparing makes sense - A comprehensive brochure explaining the key steps to emergency preparedness, including: being informed, making a plan, building a kit, and getting involved. Download the Tri-fold Version.      Video

Prepararse tiene sentido - Este folleto explica los pasos esenciales para la preparación de emergencias, el cual que incluye cómo estar informado, hacer un plan, la construcción de un equipo, y cómo participar.      Video

PET OWNERS - A unique brochure containing information for pet owners and suggestions for proactive pet emergency preparedness.

SENIORS - A unique brochure with information specific to Older Americans and tips on how to prepare for emergency situations.

PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, OTHERS WITH ACCESS AND FUNCTIONAL NEEDS AND THE WHOLE COMMUNITY - A unique brochure with information specific to Americans with disabilities, other access and functional needs regarding emergency preparedness.


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Council of Governments of the Central Naugatuck Valley  
60 North Main Street, 3rd Floor, Waterbury, Connecticut 06702  
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