Town of Newington New Hampshire

Office of Emergency Management

Chief Jon D. Tretter, Co-Director
Newington Police Department
71 Fox Pt. Rd., Newington, NH 03801

Chief Andy Head, Co-Director
Newington Fire Department
 81 Fox Pt. Rd., Newington, NH 03801

2016 OEM ANNUAL REPORT

The goal of the Newington Office of Emergency Management is to prepare for, respond to, and aid in the recovery of both natural and man-made disasters.

In 2016 Emergency Management operated on a budget of $15,158. During 2016 Co-Directors Chief Tretter, Chief Andy Head, and Administrative Assistant Diana St. Laurent met during July and September with Jane Hubbard of Hubbard Consulting, LLC and Bonnie Lockwood of McGrew Management LLC. The meetings were convened to gather information about the SEA-3 Emergency Response Plan. The Town is being required by the State to adopt a water-front evacuation plan in coordination with SEA-3. Application for a grant from the State will be submitted in 2017 with SEA-3 funding 50% of the grant.

In November the Emergency Management Co-Directors met with Julia Chase, Assistant Chief of Field Services, to continue work on the proposed evacuation plan for the Town. The process will be continued into 2017 with the completion of a power-point presentation and a table top exercise.

With the retirement of Chief of Police Jon D. Tretter on December 31, 2016, it will be the responsibility of the Selectmen to appoint a new Co-Director. We look forward to the new Chief of Police being assigned to this Committee.

Respectfully submitted for the Co-Directors:
Jon D. Tretter, Police Chief
Andy Head, Fire Chief
by Diana St. Laurent, Administrative Assistant