Committee Members & Titles

John Adams – Acting Emergency Management Director
Kevin Follensbee – Deputy EMD
Melinda Ricker – Deputy EMD
Orford Selectboard
Jason Bachus – Police Chief
Terry Straight – Fire Chief
Terry Straight – Road Agent
Barrett Williams – Rivendell Academy


The mission of the Orford Emergency Management is to provide a comprehensive and integrated emergency management system that coordinates community resources to protect lives, property and the environment through mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery from all natural and manmade hazards that may impact our community.

From the NH DHHS/DPHS/Bureau of Public Health Protection

General questions on COVID-19 can call 2-1-1

Callers will reach a phone menu, and then select the ‘COVID’ option to reach a live operator.  Callers should expect to wait patiently for many minutes to reach an operator.

To report any suspected cases of COVID-19 (via exposure or travel), please contact the DPHS at these phone numbers:

During the day, call 603-271-4496 (office hours from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM) or 603-271-5300 (only after hours). Caller should expect to leave a message with an operator, or leave a voice mail, and wait patiently for a return call within a few hours.

For those that are sick (i.e. symptomatic with fever, cough or shortness of breath), please call your healthcare provider:

If they don’t have a provider, they can call an urgent care clinic and ask for an evaluation.

To learn more about COVID-19, please use these trusted websites:

NH DPHS Emergency Notices:

Contact Information

John Adams – Acting Emergency Management Director
E-Mail –
Cell Phone – 603-353-9201