Critical Response Committee

The Town of Manlius is an active participant in a town-wide Critical Response Committee (CRC). Established in the fall of 2001, the mission of the CRC is to coordinate the various emergency services and available resources for a response within the town of Manlius in the event of an emergency. 

Goals of the Critical Response Committee (CRC)

Improving communications between first responders through roundtable discussion and debriefing of local critical incident responses Maintaining a coordinated multi-agency town-wide critical incident response plan Planning opportunities for local critical response training, scenarios, move-ups and tabletop exercises Suggesting improvements for communications interoperability among first responders 

Hazard Analysis

The CRC has conducted a detailed Hazard Analysis to assist local officials and emergency responders in recognizing hazards that could potentially affect our community. Data from the Hazard Analysis has been used by CRC agencies in determining planning priorities and in building emergency response plans. All CRC agency response plans are incorporated into an Emergency Operations Manual that is updated periodically and distributed to local officials, first responders, and school districts. 

Informing the Public

Informing the public of CRC activities, and helping our citizens and businesses learn how to protect themselves from hazards has become an important focus of the Committee. The CRC urges citizens to familiarize themselves with identified local hazards and to develop and maintain a personal disaster preparedness and communications plan and disaster supplies kit. Assistance is available through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), New York State Emergency Management Office (SEMO), and the American Red Cross.

Participating Agencies

  • CSX Transportation
  • DeWitt Fire Company
  • East Syracuse-Minoa Central School District
  • Fayetteville Fire Department
  • Fayetteville-Manlius School District
  • Jamesville-DeWitt School District
  • Kirkville Fire Company
  • Manlius Fire Company
  • Minoa Ambulance
  • Minoa Fire Department
  • Onondaga County Department of Emergency Management
  • Town of DeWitt
  • Town of Manlius
  • Town of Manlius Police Department
  • Village of East Syracuse
  • Village of Fayetteville
  • Village of Manlius
  • Village of Minoa