Town of Canterbury CT

Town of Canterbury
1 Municipal Drive
Canterbury CT 06331

Emergency Management

Emergency Management

To register for relief from damage caused by the March floods, refer to documents "FEMA1" and "FEMA2" available under "Downloadable Documents".

Luther Thurlow is Canterbury's Emergency Management Director. He coordinates, along with the First Selectman, Public Works Department and Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Corps, our Town's preparation for response to potential disasters.

To support this effort, emergency generators have been installed at the Town shelter (Dr. Helen Baldwin Middle School), First Response Center (Fire Department) and Command and Operations Center (Community Building). Emergency communications equipment has also been installed in the Community Center.

We are in the process of coordinating a number of training opportunities for citizens to become qualified in support of emergency management functions. Canterbury residents Betty and Roy Piper recently graduated from CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training and will be helping to coordinate training in Canterbury. Resident Carol Kent will be planning training sessions in NIMS (National Incident Management Systems), which provides a framework for coordinating all of the various agencies involved in responding to emergencies.

Details on CERT and NIMS can be found by accessing the following websites: and

Newsletters from the State Emergency and Homeland Security Department are downloadable from our web site.

Anyone interested in helping in these efforts can contact the Selectmen's office at 546-9693 or Luther Thurlow at 546-9242.

Canterbury Town Hall Office Hours:
Monday – Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Thursday: 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM, Friday: CLOSED