The American Red Cross has selected the Town of Killington as a
community to receive emergency shelter supplies and training to
further assist efforts to increase the preparedness of the
Killington community for natural disaster and emergency situations.
Killington has already received cots, blankets, and water, and is
awaiting the Red Cross's delivery of an emergency radio and
Run by community volunteers, the shelter will be fully equipped
to be sufficient for up to 72 hours. It will be required for the
community to complete an annual training or "drill day" that will
be documented and included in the town's annual report. A training
day for 2013, provided by the Red Cross, will be selected later
During Tropical Storm Irene in August and September of 2011, the
Killington Elementary School served as the town's emergency
shelter, offering refuge to those in need, serving as a
distribution center for food and supplies, as well as an assembly
area for town residents. The school intends to continue operating
as the site of Killington's emergency shelter in the future.
To support the school in its role as the emergency shelter, the
Town successfully applied for a Generator Project Grant from the
Vermont Department of Public Safety, recently receiving $35,620
from Vermont Emergency Management to provide and wire an emergency
shelter generator at the School. The grant award will be
supplemented with a 50% match to be split between both the Town of
Killington and Killington Elementary School.
"The Town of Killington would like to extend a special 'Thank
You' to Steve Finer, Emergency Operations Coordinator for
identifying the opportunity; Dick Horner, Town Planner for pursuing
the grant; and the Killington Elementary School for taking the
responsibility for implementing and managing the community's
shelter" said Town Manager Seth Webb.