Community Engagement for Public Safety


What is Community Connect?

Community Connect is web-based form that allows you to provide first responders with information about your household that will help them better serve you in an emergency situation. It’s free, secure, and easy-to-use. 

If you call 911 and the Salem Fire Department heads to your house, they don’t always know what to expect. How many people live there? Do they have pets? Is someone in a wheelchair? Do they have a medical issue that requires additional attention?

Registering your house with Community Connect will give first responders a “heads up” before they arrive at your home. It’s an informed way to help you faster. 

Data is 100% secure and is only used to assist residents in the case of an emergency. You can share as much or as little information as you’d like. Examples include: 

  • Household info (owner contact, number of young children, basement, pool, fuel storage, etc.)
  • Pets (you can upload pictures)
  • Functional needs or high risk (mobility, wheelchair, COVID-19, under quarantine) 
  • Burn permits