Duxbury continues to refine its emergency response system based around volunteers in its various neighborhoods.
The zone system was created as a way for residents to manage emergency conditions occurring in their neighborhoods in an organized and efective way. The concept was developed after the floods of 2011. It is designed to be used under worse case conditions until professional help arrives at the scene. Zone reporters, zone captains and the emergency management team comprise the system. This is a work-in-progress. Additional suggestions and comments from Duxbury residents are welcomed.
Zone Maps should not be used to determine road classification. Each of the following links will open on a specific emergency management zone in Duxbury—Z1, Z2, Z3a, Z3b, Z4, Z5. The zone borders are marked by green lines. Enlarging images will reveal more detail such as E911 numbers, culvert locations, and other features in the landscape.
Residents who have volunteered as zone captains are assigned to call the emergency management team or the town garage to report conditions in their zone. This presumes that they are unable to travel out of their zones because of unfavorable conditions. If all lines of communication are down, they should use their portable narrowband radios to make contact. If radios aren’t available, they should write down brief descriptions of conditions and needs in their zones and post them close to a likely point of contact. Once captains have made contact with the emergency management team. They should attempt to make contact with reporters who have not checked in. Follow- up calls are then made to the management team.
Contact any of the volunteers listed below for additional information.
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