MEMA provides several free on-line systems for emergency management professionals. These tools are used on a statewide to provide situational awareness and a common operating picture, manage training opportunities, and maintain resource inventories.
WebEOC is the Commonwealth’s incident management tool that provides a central hub for situational awareness and a common operating picture. WebEOC allows jurisdictions to coordinate a quick response to incidents. WebEOC is monitored during daily operations by MEMA Dispatch, during emergency incidents and planned events.
The Training Registration System (TRS) is a web-based tool that allows members of the public to view the MEMA training calendar and create a student profile, search and register for courses, and retrieve certificates and transcripts for the courses they have completed. TRS sends participants information about new courses being offered, and notifies students of the time, date, and directions to the courses they are registered to attend.
MEMA’s Resource Management System (RMS)
, which was developed with financial support from the state’s Homeland Security Councils and the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, is a secure web-based system that may be used by all cities and towns, state agencies and other emergency management partners including public works, public health and emergency medical services, to facilitate emergency and non-emergency mutual aid across the Commonwealth.
MEMA urges all cities and towns, agencies and organizations to take full advantage of the RMS by using it as an internal inventory management system and to facilitate emergency and non-emergency mutual aid support.
The success of the RMS, meaning the degree to which it helps municipalities, agencies and organizations locate needed resources during emergencies, ultimately depends on the commitment of the system’s users to both enter their resources (equipment, people and specialized teams) into the system, and to keep the system updated.
The Health and Homeland Alert Network (HHAN) is an automated alert system, created by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, to push critical information to every community, hospital and health center in the Commonwealth. The HHAN is activated by MEMA to alert public safety officials of Weather, Potential Hazards, Significant Events and Emergency Situations. The HHAN alerts are set-up based on the user’s preference (phones, email, pager, etc.)
Immediate action may be required due to an imminent risk, threat or hazard and multiple deaths or serious injuries and/or widespread significant property damage is a reasonably foreseeable consequence; OR
Notice is being provided of a major incident or event that has occurred or is occurring, and multiple deaths or serious injuries and/or widespread property damage is a reasonably foreseeable consequence
Immediate action may be required due to an imminent risk, threat or hazard, but neither multiple deaths nor multiple serious injuries nor widespread significant property damage are reasonably foreseeable; OR
Action may be required due to, or in preparation for a non-imminent risk, threat or hazard; OR
Notice is being provided of a major incident or event that has occurred or is occurring, but neither multiple deaths, nor multiple serious injuries, nor widespread property damage are reasonably foreseeable.
For more information regarding these tools contact MEMA Headquarters Dispatch at 508-820-2000.