Emergency Management

Red Cross installing free smoke alarms

The Red Cross is installing free smoke alarms throughout Eastern Connecticut in April and May 2015.

   Smoke Alarms Save Lives!  Click here for more information!

Town Offices Closed February 2, 2015

All Ashford Municipal Offices will be closed, Monday, February 2, 2015 due to the impending winter storm.  Emergency Management and Town Officials will be monitoring the storm progress and the state of our Town throughout the storm.

Storm management update

Congratulations, Ashford, you have survived another winter storm!  Our Emergency Management monitored the situation and reports no power outages or other issues.   Ashford Volunteer Fire Department had a few emergency calls during the storm, but they were able to respond quickly and reported no major problems.

There has been a significant amount of snow which will take us some time to clean up.  Please be patient as our crews continue to clear the snow away.  They have been working around the clock and are also preparing for our next snow event forecast for Friday.

Town Offices opened for regular business hours today, and the Transfer Station will be open for regular hours also.

A big Thank You to our Public Works Department for keeping the roads open through the entire storm, and to our Emergency Management leaders and the AVFD for helping to keep us safe.

Town Offices Closed Tuesday, January 27, 2015

I anticipation of a major weather event, all Town offices, including the Senior Center, will be closed on January 27, 2015.  If you lose power please call CL&P directly.  Further storm related information will be posted as it becomes available.  Please follow our FaceBook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ashford-CT-Emergency-Management/484708674882751

Ebola information update


Residents Can Visit www.ct.gov/ebola for Useful Facts

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the State of Connecticut has launched a website to keep residents informed regarding the Ebola virus.  There will also be a hyperlink to www.ct.gov/ebola on the homepages of all state agencies.

“Many residents have questions and concerns.  For that reason, we felt it was important to create a localized site where information will be updated on an ongoing basis,” said Governor Malloy.  “While there are no cases of Ebola in Connecticut, we are taking safety measures to prevent the spread of this virus should someone in our state become sick with Ebola. Our health officials and Unified Command Team have been meeting to prepare for a potential case here in Connecticut.”

“While a widespread outbreak of Ebola in our country remains unlikely, we still want residents to have information they need to understand how Connecticut is preparing,” said Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Jewel Mullen.  “This site provides people with access to timely and accurate information about Ebola and the work the state and its partners are doing to protect Connecticut.”

The site provides risk information about Ebola virus infection, a map of the West African countries affected by Ebola, and information about actions the state of Connecticut is taking to prevent the spread of the virus should someone in Connecticut become sick with Ebola. The site provides links to additional resources and information from the CDC and other partners.

The site also includes resources for health care providers, including new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the use of personal protective equipment by health care personnel.

Over the past several weeks, Governor Malloy has taken several preventive measures to help prevent the spread of Ebola in Connecticut.


  • The Governor signed an executive order to grant authority to Public Health Commissioner Jewel Mullen to quarantine an individual or group of individuals who have or may have been exposed to the disease.


  • Department of Public Health is ensuring hospital and health system readiness to detect, protect and treat patients infected with Ebola.


  • Governor Malloy convened a Unified Command Team (UCT) to ensure statewide coordination in the ongoing emergency management efforts and to provide clear communication to the public.


  • Most recently, the UCT is in the process of conducting a review of municipal and state agency inventories of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).


The United Way’s 211 is also a resource equipped to handle inquiries concerning Ebola on its website at www.211ct.org, or by calling 2-1-1.

For Immediate Release: October 22, 2014

Contact: Samaia Hernandez


860-524-7314 (office)

Severe Cold Weather Sheltering


“Severe Cold Weather and Winter Storm, January 20-28, 2014.”  The state Severe Cold Weather Protocol has been activated:  United Way 2-1-1 is working with state agencies to provide callers with shelter information, including transportation to shelters. If you or someone you know is in need of sheltering during this cold snapplease call 2-1-1 to learn where there is a shelter near you.Learn more about 2-1-1 by visiting www.211us.org

Urgent Severe Cold Weather Message

Severe cold weather and winter storm, January 2-4 2014  –  The State Severe Cold Weather Protocol has been activated:  United Way 2-1-1 is working with the state agencies to provide callers with shelter information, including transportation to shelters.  If you or someone you know is in need of sheltering during this cold snap please call 2-1-1 to learn where there is a shelter near you.  Learn more about 2-1-1 by visiting www.211us.org

Ashford Town Office Hours Feb 8, 2013

8 February 2013 – At this time we are anticipating that the Ashford Town Offices will close at 12 Noon on Friday, February 8, 2013.  A definitive closing time will be announced at 9 AM on February 8th.

Ashford residents 100% power restored

3 November 2012 – After consulting with our CL&P representative we believe 100% of Ashford customers have had their power restored. If you or anyone you know is still without power, please call CL&P at   1-800-286-2000 as soon as possible.

Update on power outages

2 November 2012 – The latest figure from the CL&P outage map shows Ashford down to 3% (67 customers) without power. We remain in contact with our CL&P liaison and will provide updates throughout the day.  Thank you for your patience!