Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Response Plan

Peacetime emergencies are defined as situations abnormally affecting the lives
and property of our society which, by their nature or magnitude, require a
coordinated response by a number of agencies, both governmental and private,
under the direction of the appropriate elected officials, as being distinct from
routine operations such as firefighting, police activities or normal hospital
routines.
Peacetime emergencies include but are not limited to floods, hurricanes,
windstorms, blizzards, explosions, aircraft, rail or road crashes, toxic or
flammable gas escapes, building or structure collapse, uncontrollable fire or the
threat of the foregoing, in which immediate remedial actions will be required by
the Town of Sussex.
This Plan outlines the method by which such remedial actions will be provided
by the Town of Sussex having a population of 4,282 persons (2016 census) in
an area of 22.15 square kilometers.