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Emergency Management

Emergency Management Director

Emergency Management Coordinator

Vermont Alert

VT-ALERT is the state system that notifies Vermonters of emergency situations, weather alerts, road information, and more.  Register for a free account at In the event of an emergency, the Town will utilize VT Alert to provide you with important information. 

Air Quality Alerts

On occasion, especially during the summer months Vermont's air quality is impacted by wildfires elsewhere. Poor air quality can have negative impacts on your health, and individuals with existing medical concerns should take special care to adjust their activities based on current and forecasted air quality. For more information about air quality impacts, including current air quality and forecast information visit Air Quality Alerts, Wildfires & Your Health | Vermont Department of Health (

Vermont 211 is a great way to find information everyday, and is also helpful in an emergency. Visit or dial 211 from any phone and an operator will assist you. If Royalton has opened their emergency shelter, 211 will be aware of the availability.  


A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:

  • Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
  • Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
  • Flashlight and extra batteries (headlamps and light sticks work well)
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask to help filter contaminated 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
  • Manual can opener for food
  • Local maps
  • Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger
  • Towel, extra socks, hat and gloves

Anyone interested in participating in emergency management planning or emergency shelter volunteering, please contact Brad Salzmann