Community Preparedness Committee

Mission Statement

There are many emergencies that can impact the Town of New Castle, such as severe weather, power outages and flooding, and although these emergencies cannot be eliminated.  The Town Board believes that individual and community preparedness can reduce the risk of injuries, property damage and economic loss.  The Town Board believes that there is a need for a Community Preparedness Committee to serve as an informational resource and pursue other initiatives to raise the level of emergency preparedness in our community.  The Town Board establishes the Community Preparedness Committee,

The scope of the Committee’s efforts shall include exploring the following initiatives:

  • Making recommendations to the Town Board on matters pertaining to the Town’s emergency preparedness and coordination with neighboring jurisdictions, and with County, State and Federal agencies;
  • Educating residents on preparing their households for emergencies;
  • Creating citizen training programs for resident volunteers and Committee members;
  • Forming volunteer neighborhood emergency teams that would assist the Town in carrying out emergency activities when called upon;
  • Preparing an Animal Emergency Preparedness Plan to address the evacuation, care and shelter of our animals during an emergency situation by ensuring the effective evacuation and care of pets in the Town; and
  • Applying for grants to assist the Town in improving its emergency preparedness.

Established: 2016

Term of Office: 1 year

Board Members

Suzanne Kavic – Chair
James P. McCauley, Jr.
Rick Stein
Nancy Stein
Bjorn Christian Edstrom
Elizabeth Brown

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