Emergency Management

Ashland Emergency Management

Emergency Management includes mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.  Weather events experienced locally, around the state, and nationally are a constant reminder of our potential vulnerability to natural disasters, and the importance of active mitigation and preparedness.

Goals:

  • Mitigation: Educate the public and insure they know how to receive and respond to early warning to reduce personal harm, suffering or hardship: property or economic loss: and reduce widespread disruption of routine community activities and services.
  • Preparation: Coordinate and manage necessary resources and personnel; to respond when situations and events do occur.
  • Response: Coordinate an effective response early enough in the disaster to reduce the degree of harm, suffering, hardship and disruption associated with those situations and events which cannot be prevented.
  • Recovery: Timely restoration of essential services, support systems and routine operations after a situation and events do occur.

The Ashland emergency management team is a collaboration of police, fire, public works, water and sewer departments, as well as the town manager, select board, planning/zoning boards and the Ashland School District.

At this time the emergency management team is initiating the revision of our 2019 Hazard Mitigation Plan. We are inviting all stakeholders, including local and regional agencies, citizens, businesses and other interested parties from Ashland to participate.

MEETINGS:

All residents are welcome to attend the Hazard Mitigation Plan Update meetings either in person at the Fire Department, 9 Main Street , or via Zoom.
Zoom links will be posted as they become available.

Meetings will be held on Thursdays starting at 9am

Meeting dates are as follows:
October 5th, 2023
November 9th, 2023
December 21st, 2023
January 25th, 2024
February 22nd, 2024  https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83490089261?pwd=bUVrUkhEZC8wWURlQmhQck4xMjhNdz09

Meeting ID: 834 9008 9261             Passcode: 001409

March 21st, 2024

RESOURCES:

New Hampshire Alerts: https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/BFC2664C2B92

CodeRED: https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/F4F68ACDD47F

New Hampshire Department of Safety: https://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/hsem/index.html

Ready New Hampshire: https://www.readynh.gov/

Ready: https://www.ready.gov/

National Flood Insurance Program & FloodSmart: https://www.floodsmart.gov/

National Fire Protection Association: https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Fire-causes-and-risks/Wildfire/Firewise-USA

Department of Environmental Services: https://www.des.nh.gov/protected-shoreland-faq

New Hampshire Health Alert Network: https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/programs-services/population-health/nh-health-alert-network