Emergency Operating Center

If the Town of Stratford opens our Emergency Operating Center in the event of a major crisis you can call the following numbers for any questions or concerns.

In addition to 911 you may call the following non-emergency numbers.

(203) 385-4100
Police Department

(203) 380-6757
Emergency Management Info Line

(Use only during disasters)


203-385-4070 - Lawrence Ciccarelli , Emergency Management Director

The Emergency Management Director (EMD) is the liaison (during emergencies) between the Mayor’s Office and the Emergency Services, local business, other cities or towns, and the State Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS). 

There are many things to consider during an emergency. One important way to ensure that you and your family will be able to get through an event is to plan in advance. We should all have an emergency plan. Remember to keep it as simple as possible. Identify a place where you and your family members will go during an emergency. Set up a safe room in your house. You should have a “Basic Emergency Supply Kit”, which should include the following items:

Click on the link below to visit Homeland Security's emergency preparedness website.

Be Prepared

In the event of an emergency, you should keep the following items in your home.

  • Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least 3 days

  • Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food

  • Battery-powered or hand cranked radio and a NOAA weather radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both

  • Flashlight and extra batteries

  • First Aid kit

  • Whistle to signal for help

  • Dust masks, to help filter contaminate air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place

  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation

  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities

  • Can opener for food (if kit contains canned food)

  • Local maps

Additional items for your ‘Basic Emergency Kit’:

  • Prescription medication and glasses

  • Infant formula and diapers

  • Pet food and extra water

  • Important family documents such as copies of insurance policies, identifications and bank account records in a waterproof, portable container

  • Cash or Traveler’s checks and change

  • Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person. Consider additional bedding if you live in a cold-weather climates.

  • Complete change of clothing including a long sleeved shirt, long pants and sturdy shoes. Consider additional clothing if you live in a cold-weather climate.

  • Household chlorine bleach and medicine dropper – when diluted nine parts water to one part bleach, bleach can be used as a disinfectant. Or in an emergency, you can use it to treat water by using 16 drops of regular household liquid bleach per gallon of water. Do not use scented, color safe or bleaches with added cleaners

  • Matches in a water proof container

  • Fire Extinguisher

  • Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items

  • Mess kits, paper cups, plates and plastic utensils, paper towels

  • Paper and pencil

  • Books, games, puzzles or other activities for children