Emergency Management

Bristol’s Emergency Management Department works tirelessly throughout the year to help prepare for emergencies such as hurricanes, snow storms, power outages, and other natural or man-made disasters.

The Town of Bristol provides resources to help every resident prepare for the next emergency.

Cooling Centers

During the upcoming stretch of warm weather, cooling centers are open to the public during normal business hours.

Quinta-Gamelin Recreation Center (101 Asylum Road)
Monday – Fri: 8:30 AM – 4 PM
Rogers Free Library (525 Hope Street)
Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri –  9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday – 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Get Alerted

In July 2015, the Town implemented CodeRED, an emergency community notification system. It is recommended that all residents sign up for this free service. To receive emergency notifications via phone call, text, or email from state or local authorities, please signup using the link below.

Report a Power Outage

During severe weather events, Bristol’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) coordinates with National Grid officials to get the power back on. In the event of a power outage, residents are advised to report their power outage directly to National Grid by calling 1-(800)-465-1212 or by clicking the link below.

Check on Power Outage

In the event of a power outage, customers can check the status of the restoration efforts by clicking the link below. The outage map includes all affected areas as well as an estimated restoration time.

Bristol Evacuation Map

Click here to read the Town of Bristol’s comprehensive emergency management plan and protocols.

Business Emergency Contact Form

Businesses are encouraged to register with the Bristol Police Department. In the event of an emergency, the Bristol PD will contact the person on file.

National Weather Service
National Weather Service

The NWS offers visitors weather forecast, local weather alerts and weather safety information.

Rhode IslanD State Police
Rhode IslanD State Police

Click here to learn more about Rhode Island’s statewide law enforcement agency.


Click here to learn helpful tips on how to prepare your family for a disaster.

RI Emergency Management Agency
RI Emergency Management Agency

RIEMA’s mission is to reduce loss of life and property through planning and mitigation efforts.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

The mission of FEMA is to help people before, during, and after disasters. Click here to learn more.

Rhode Island Red Cross Chapter
Rhode Island Red Cross Chapter

The Red Cross helps communities in Rhode Island prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies.

Contact Us

Emergency Operations Center Address: 4 Annawamscutt Drive, Bristol, RI 02809
Hours of Operation: By Appointment
Phone: (401)-253-6912

Michael Demello

Emergency Management Director