Emergency Management exists in four phases: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. The seemingly constant weather events seen locally, around the state, and nationally are a reminder of our vulnerability to natural disasters, and the value of active mitigation and preparedness.
The Fire Chief serves as the Emergency Management Director for the Town of Bristol. The Police Chief serves as the Deputy Emergency Management Director. The Emergency Management Director is tasked with maintaining the Emergency Operation Plan and the Hazard Mitigation Plan, links to these plans can be found below.
Emergency Management also works closely with area planners, NH Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Central NH Public Health Region, and Town Departments to ensure the Town is prepared to respond to large emergencies and disasters, as well as quickly recover from their impact.