Public Safety Initiatives

Improving Emergency Preparedness and Homeland Security is a top priority for Mayor Martin's Administration.  Emergency Preparedness requires a discipline to think through the worst case scenarios in order to be fully prepared for the unexpected.

Every citizen should take advantage of the services that the City of Stamford has to offer, so that they may best prepare themselves to be ready in the event of any emergency situation.

Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Communications and Emergency Preparedness are a function of the City of Stamford's Department of Public Safety, Health and Welfare.  The City of Stamford maintains all Emergency Preparedness information and resources at

Stamford Alert

Stamford Alert provides Stamford officials the ability to quickly deliver alert messages via text, phone and/or email, to specific areas or the entire City.

The system allows individuals and businesses the ability to add and update their own contact information, which is password protected, directly into the system's database.  It also features geographically-based delivery, which allows alert information to be delivered to a specific area or neighborhood affected by the emergency.

To register, click here.

Smoke Detectors

Owners of all single and multi-family homes in Stamford must now have operating smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in each individual unit, according to an ordinance passed by the City. The ordinance, Article II, Sections 70-10 to 70-20, became effective Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013.

Having properly installed operating smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, in every residence, will alert individuals and families of smoke and carbon monoxide 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 

For more information on the new ordinance, smoke and carbon dioxide detector requirements for your home, and how to register and self-certify detector installation with the City of Stamford, please click here.

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For more detailed information on these and related programs, please visit the Department of Public Safety, Health and Welfare by clicking here.