Lewisboro’s Emergency Management Committee adopted a new emergency management plan this summer. The 33-page document is available online at lewisborogov.com; click on Emergency Services. The plan names the town supervisor as responsible for town emergency response activities. The plan outlines steps to reduce the risk of various types of emergencies, emergency responses, and short-and long-term recovery assistance after a disaster. No timetable was given for implementation of the plan.

Westchester County is recruiting medical and healthcare professionals and non-medical professionals for the Westchester Medical Reserve Corps and Westchester Emergency Volunteer Reserves. Volunteers receive free training and may be called on to assist the county during a large-scale disaster or public health emergency. The program is sponsored by the county Department of Emergency Services. For information, call 1-866-882-3402 or visit tvc.westchestergov.com/UWVolunteerNew/.

Those who are elderly or disabled and who would have trouble leaving their home quickly if told to do so may sign up for the county’s Special Needs Registry. The registry will be shared with the town and other agencies that might be involved in an emergency response so authorities would know where to focus resources. To sign up, call 211 or go online to westchestergov.com/specialneeds.

The county health department offers considerable information on preparing for a possible bioterrorism attack including fact sheets on chemical and biological agents. Visit westchestergov.com/health.

For information on regional alert status, you may check online at ready.gov and the Department of Homeland Security Web site dhs.gov. Information is also available at redcross.org.