Friday, June 9, 2023

Emergency Management


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Rhode Island Department of Health 



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COVID-19 Information – What should I know?


COVID-19 – Protect Yourself, Protect Your Family and Community Information


For the most current and up-to-date info from Hopkinton Emergency Management, please view one of our Social Media sites on Facebook and Twitter.

Click on the logo below to sign up for Hopkinton’s emergency notification messages delivered via landline, cellular, text, and/or email:

MEDS-POD Training

Virtual Basic MEDS-POD Training Flyer

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, free MEDS POD training is important as ever for Hopkinton.  All classes will be virtual via computer.  The state will be conducting the training via the Zoom conference call/webinar software and anyone who has access to a computer and the internet can participate. Participants will be able to listen to the training via their computer or phone. At the end of the training, participants will be able to pose questions via the chat box feature in Zoom.

The link for all of these training sessions and Zoom Meeting instructions is: You can share this link widely and let anyone who is interested in participating know that they should click on the link and follow the instructions to join the session at the time of the call.

MEDS-POD Brochure

EMA Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers Needed!

The Town Of Hopkinton Emergency Management Agency is looking for volunteers to assist with a variety of duties to help the community.

  • No experience necessary.
  • Free training.
  • Satisfaction knowing you are helping your community.
  • Learn how to assist your family and neighbors during a disaster.

Events may include:

  • Working in the emergency operations center.
  • Assisting in Department of Health vaccination clinics (emergency and routine).
  • Working in our regional Red Cross shelter at CHARIHO.
  • Distributing supplies.
  • Public relations events and more.

Your next step:

Contact the Emergency Management Director at 401-377-2100 or email: and leave your name and contact information.

Click the links below to download the application forms.

E Preparedness Information

The Rhode Island Department Of Health Emergency Plan Workbook.

Emergency Plan Workbook

Hurricane Preparedness Information

Rhode Island Special Needs Emergency Registry

The Rhode Island Department of Health(HEALTH) and the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) have joined together to develop a registry for Rhode Islanders with disabilities, chronic conditions, and other special healthcare needs. This system is designed to identify individuals who require special assistance during emergencies. Enrollment in the Registry does not guarantee assistance, but allows first responders to appropriately plan for, prepare for, and respond to the needs of the community.

For more information about the registry, who should enroll, and how to register click the links below:

Emergency Information

Use the information below to help you during any disruption of vital services including loss of power or communications.

Disaster Supply Kit

Have a kit on hand that contains the following:

  • Water, at least 1 gallon per day for each person
  • Non-perishable food and a manual can opener
  • Prescription medications (at least a 3 day supply)
  • A first aid kit, manual and family medical information
  • A battery powered radio, flashlights and extra batteries
  • Specially needed items for infants, elderly or the disabled
  • Blankets or sleeping bags and extra clothing.

Plan for Bad Weather or other Disasters

  • Have a credit card or small amounts of extra cash on hand.
  • Minimize the use of flammable heat sources inside the house – including candles and oil lamps.
  • Store and use flammable fuel outside.
  • Make sure your vehicle has at least a half tank of fuel.
  • Check on relatives, neighbors and the elderly.
  • Make sure your disaster kit is maintained for future unforeseen events.

These guidelines will aid you in being prepared for any future emergency that may occur. While widespread disruptions in services will not happen in most emergency situations, it is wise to include preparedness and self sufficiency for any potential emergency.

Helpful Links:

Emergency Telephone Numbers 

Police, Fire & Ambulance 911
Police Department  (non-emergency) (401) 377-7750
Police Fax (401) 377-7755
Ashaway Ambulance (401) 377-8312
Hope Valley Ambulance (401) 539-2839
Westerly Ambulance Corps (401) 596-2213
Ashaway Fire Department (401) 377-4549
Hope Valley Fire Department (401) 539-2229
Richmond-Carolina Fire Department (401) 364-3449
Westerly Hospital (401) 596-6000