Emergency Managment Agency


The duty of the West Warwick EMA Director is to coordinate and direct the planning, organization, control, and implementation of local emergency management activities. Additional duties and activities include the following:

  • Coordinate with community officials and with the Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) as necessary to ensure the effective administration of the emergency management program.
  • Manage, operate, and maintain the Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
  • Establish and maintain agency emergency policies and communication procedures for all West Warwick employees and volunteers.
  • Coordinate, develop, and implement the Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) for the Town of West Warwick.
  • Prepare and distribute disaster preparedness material to the citizens of West Warwick.
  • Coordinate the actions and uses of West Warwick assets during emergency exercises and actual occurrences of natural disasters.

               Click here or on the CODERED images to learn more about the CODERED Emergency Notification System.

Additional questions about emergency management or how you can better prepare your house or business for a disaster can be forwarded to the West Warwick EMA Director Jeffrey Varone who is the West Warwick Fire Department Chief.

The following websites are full of helpful resources to educate and help you prepare for natural disasters:

     • Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA): http://www.riema.ri.gov/
     • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): http://www.fema.gov/
     • Creating a Family/Business Emergency Plan: http://www.ready.gov/