The City of Shelton Department of Emergency Management and all emergency services, including , and EMS, participated in a statewide exercise to improve communications between the municipalities, the state and local utility companies during an event designed to simulate a Category 3 hurricane. The two-day exercise, held on July 30 and 31, involved all command staff necessary to run Shelton's newly-created Emergency Operations Center, located at . Also participating for the improvement of sheltering and recovery efforts were staff from the , , , Parks and Recreation Department, and Naugatuck Valley Health District.
"We feel this was a valuable exercise which will enahnce our ability to respond to antural and man-made disasterswhich could affect our residents and visitors of the City of Shelton," said Police Chief Joel Hurliman. "Some important lessons were learned during the exercise which will be incorporated into the City's response plan."
Emergency Management Director John Millo thanks the State of Connecticut Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHAS) and the utility companies for sponsoring this intense training exercise, and was pleased to have the involvement of the command staff and municipal partners for their participation in these readiness and protective efforts for the Shelton community.