Deputy Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director Mark Amatrudo has been named Emergency Manager of the Year for 2016 by the Northeast States Emergency Consortium, known as the NESEC.
The eight-state consortium selects one person each year who has made outstanding contributions in emergency management.
Amatrudo has worked tirelessly with Wilton CERT (Community Emergency Response Team), Wilton public and private schools, and the Connecticut State Citizen Corps Advisory Board and in many other emergency management capacities over the past 10 years, said Chief Ronald Kanterman, who nominated Amatrudo for the award.
“His hard-charging, dedicated approach to the work of an emergency management director is admirable,” Kanterman said in his nominating paperwork. “He has gone to great lengths to train town officials, hold drills, ensure the EOC (Emergency Operations Center) is well equipped, and constantly and consistently leads the charge with both the town department heads and elected officials of the urgency and importance of the principles and practices of emergency management.”
Kanterman credited Amatrudo for:
- Fully equipping the EOC so it’s emergency-ready.
- Developing and delivering a comprehensive training program for town educators.
- Tireless efforts assisting the town’s schools with their emergency plans.
- Amatrudo also serves as the co-chair of the Statewide Citizens Corps Advisory Council. He helped develop the program handbook along with the staff of the Connecticut Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security.