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Town officials get emergency lessons

Town and city governments around the state need to delegate responsibility and leadership for responses to terrorist attacks and natural disasters, the state’s top emergency management official told a gathering of Greenwich’s department heads and public safety commanders yesterday. “You need to think carefully about who will be part of your chain of command,” said Kerry Flaherty, the director of the state’s Office of Emergency Management in Hartford. “You’ve got to have an action plan.” Three dozen town officials discussed their emergency planning in Greenwich’s Emergency Operations Center at fire headquarters and heard state officials outline the National Incident Management System, a new standardized national plan integrating state, local and federal disaster responses. Full Story

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