Emergency Management

Emergency Operations Center: 298 Governor Hunt Rd., Vernon VT

Vernon's Local Emergency Management Plan (LEMP)


Vernon Emergency Management urges all Vernon residents to sign up for VT-ALERT, a free service that will notify you, via phone, text, email (or all three ways) about emergencies and road closures that may affect you or your loved ones. Alerts are relevant and localized, based on your home and work addresses, as well as your current location.

You can set quiet hours for most alerts that are not urgent. When you set up your alerts click on the ones you want and be sure to set "Quiet Hours" for things like Weather Watches and Weather Advisories. If you don't, you will likely get periodic phone calls in the middle of the night for non-emergency notifications, for which you have signed up.

VT-ALERT is used by the state and local responders to notify the public of emergency situations. Those include, but are not limited to, evacuation information; chemical spills; shelter-in-place alerts; severe weather advisories; boil water advisories, and roadway interruptions. Residents can tailor the alerts to specific locations, types of alerts and on which devices they will be notified.

Vermont Emergency Management has partnered with Everbridge to provide Vermonters with enhanced capabilities to prepare themselves for emergencies, including:

  • Users can download, and receive alerts via the Everbridge mobile app or continue to get them via SMS/TEXT, E-Mail, Mobile Phone, Work or Home Phone, and TTY/TDD Devices.
  • Users can prioritize notifications by specifying the order of communication type and method.
  • VT-ALERT also allows users to list up to five (5) additional locations in Vermont for which they want to receive alerts. These locations may include, for example, towns where other family members live, or where children attend school.