DEMHS: Radiological Emergency Preparedness

Radiological Emergency Preparedness

The Radiological Emergency Preparedness Unit within the Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security manages Connecticut's radiological emergency preparedness and response program.

Radiological Emergency Preparedness plans include, but are not limited to, the following partners in Connecticut:

Local Jurisdictions: 

            Town of Waterford               

            Town of East Lyme

            Town of Old Lyme

            Town of Lyme

            Town of Groton

            City of Groton

            City of New London

            Fishers Island, NY

            Town of Stonington

            Town of Ledyard

            Town of Montville

Connecticut state agencies:

               Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection

                                Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security

                                Division of State Police

               Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

                                Air Bureau, Radiation Division

               Department of Public Health

               Department of Agriculture

               Department of Consumer Protection

               Department of Transportation

               Military Dept./CT National Guard

               Department of Developmental Services

               Department of Correction

The States of New York and Rhode Island


Federal Partners:

                  US Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency

                  US Nuclear Regulatory Commission

                  US Coast Guard


Non-Governmental Organizations:

                  American Red Cross

                  211 Connecticut (United Way)


The Connecticut Radiological Emergency Response Plan details the steps that would be taken to protect the public in response to an emergency situation at both Indian Point Nuclear Power Station in New York State and Millstone Nuclear Power Station in Waterford.  This plan is constantly under review and is exercised with local, state and federal agencies as well as the neighboring States of New York and Rhode Island. 

Connecticut's radiological emergency plans, procedures and exercises are evaluated by the United States Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency.


The State of Connecticut ensures that the 10 communities around Millstone, the five Host Communities, the Transportation Staging Area, and support towns are continuously trained on current plans and procedures.


DEMHS offers Connecticut Radiological Program and Equipment Training on a quarterly basis.  Check the Training Calendar.

For the Emergency Management Community, basic Radiological Emergency Training is available through FEMA Independent Study Courses here:



Public Information

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