The Manchester Emergency Management Programis the planned local-government response to the potential for an emergency or disaster. Its objectives are to insure that significant emergency situations will result in a coordinated response and the orderly and efficient handling of emergency operations; to insure for the continuity of government during the period of the disaster; and to minimize the loss of life, property and for the continuation of emergency and utility services.
Emergency management attempts to organize and plan for the response of the various resources and capabilities of the community at large. Those resources and capabilities include local governments (emergency services), public companies (utilities), social services (The Red Cross & Salvation Army), emergency medical services (ambulance and hospitals), the state government (SEMA), the federal government (FEMA) and much more. The community’s resources and capabilities are enhanced through volunteerism and mutual aide agreements.
In 2004, the City of Manchester adopted the Regional All-Hazard Mitigation Plan.The plan, while regional, is also Manchester specific in identifying the various natural disaster threats that face our community. By adopting the plan, our board of alderman has resolved to participate in natural hazard mitigation and to work toward becoming a safer community.
For information concerning Manchester Emergency Management, please contact the City’s Emergency Management Director: Captain Chuck Hunn. He can be contacted at 636/227-1410 Ext. 391.