Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)

Appointed By: Select Board
Term Ending: July, 2020

Under the 1986 Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act, communities are required to establish an LEPC. The LEPC is tasked with developing response plans for chemical emergencies. In Milton, the LEPC has expanded its functions to work with the Emergency Management Department and to get involved in planning for all emergencies, either natural or man-made. Representatives of municipal government and  interested community organizations identify potential hazards and emergencies and prepare for them.

Activities include monthly planning meetings; reviews of the Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan, the Hazardous Materials Response Plan, and the Infectious Disease Plan; assistance with the LEPC certification process; development of emergency guidelines for residents, town agencies, elderly housing facilities and public and private schools; and participation in table-top exercises and drills.

The LEPC is chaired by Sergeant Charles Caputo. The Community Right to Know Coordinator is Deputy Fire Chief Brian Linehan. The remaining members are representatives from the following agencies and organizations: Police Department, Fire Department, Auxillary Fire, Board of Health, Building Department, Emergency Management, Information Technology Department, Public Works, School Department, Curry College, Fallon Ambulance, Milton Academy, Milton Hospital, Milton Cable, Council on Aging, and Planning Department.

Board Members

Name Title
Charles Caputo Co-Chair, Milton Police
Brian Linehan Co-Chair, Milton Fire
Paige A. Eppolito Assistant Town Administrator
Margaret Gibbons Milton Schools
Chris Grazioso Fallon Ambulance
Jay Hackett Milton Academy
Paul Hopkins RACES / Auxiliary Fire
John E. King Milton Police
Michael Lynch MPEG Access TV
Robert E. Mallett Information Technology
Thomas McCarthy Department of Public Works
Buddy McDermott RACES / Auxiliary Fire
Joseph Prondak Inspectional Services
William F. Ritchie CPE,LCS Consolidated Facilities
Mark Williams Milton Emergency Management
Declan Carbery Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital
Michael D. Dennehy Town Administrator
Bernard Lynch MPEG Access TV
Caroline A. Kinsella, BSN, RN,RS Health Director/Public Health Nurse/Animal Inspector
Nancy J. Bersani Animal Control
Chase P. Berkeley, PE DPW Director
John Fleming Auxiliary Fire
Tim Czerwienski Town Planner
Christopher Madden Milton Fire