Governor Deval Patrick's Budget Recommendation - House 1 Fiscal Year 2014

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency

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The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is the state agency with primary responsibility for ensuring the state's resilience to disasters. MEMA's staff of professional planners, communications specialists, operations managers and support personnel is committed to an all hazards approach to emergency management. By building and sustaining effective partnerships with federal, state and local government agencies and with the private sector - individuals, families, non-profits and businesses, MEMA ensures the Commonwealth's ability to rapidly recover from large and small disasters by assessing and mitigating hazards, enhancing preparedness, ensuring effective response and building the capacity to recover.

Governing Laws:


St. 1950 C. 639 Civil Defense Act
St. 2000 C. 339 Interstate Emergency Management Assistance Compact
St. 2010 C. 188 S. 24 Statewide Public Safety Mutual Aid Agreement
MGL C. 22C S. 64 Civil defense agency employees; appointment as special officers

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