The Planning Unit at MEMA works with municipal, state, federal, and volunteer organizations on a variety of emergency management planning issues. The Planning Unit assists communities in the development and maintenance of their Comprehensive Emergency Plans (CEMP), addressing mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery from natural and technological emergencies.

The Planning Unit also maintains the State of Massachusetts Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) . The State CEMP is utilized by MEMA to manage multi-agency state response to large-scale emergencies. The State CEMP provides linkage to the Federal Response Plan for requesting federal disaster assistance.

Finally, the Planning Unit supports planning for hazard-specific events such as major aircraft accidents, debris management, terrorism, donations management and other topics.

Massachusetts Statewide Mass Care Shelter Coordination Plan