The CEMP describes the system that will be used by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from an emergency or disaster. It also identifies and assigns specific areas of responsibility for coordinating resources to support the Commonwealth’s response to an emergency or disaster. The CEMP is an all hazards plan, developed to address the Commonwealth’s unique natural and human-caused hazards.

The CEMP was developed with critical input from stakeholders involved in the Commonwealth’s Comprehensive Emergency Management Program (CEMP). It was drafted in accordance with relevant federal and state laws, and conforms to federal guidance, including the Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG-101), National Response Framework (NRF), and National Incident Management System (NIMS). The CEMP also complies with the Emergency Management Standard published by the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP).

Base Plan: CEMP Base Plan  pdf format of CEMP Base Plan

Emergency Support Function (ESF) Annexes:

MAESF 01 Transportation  pdf format of MAESF 01 Transportation

MAESF 02 Communications  pdf format of MAESF 02 Communications

MAESF 03 Public Works and Engineering  pdf format of MAESF 03 Public Works and Engineering

MAESF 04 Fire Fighting  pdf format of MAESF 04 Fire Fighting

MAESF 05 Business and Industry  pdf format of MAESF 05 Business and Industry

MAESF 06 Mass Care, Emergency Housing, and Human Services  pdf format of MAESF 06 Mass Care, Emergency Housing, & Human Services

MAESF 07 - In process

MAESF 08 Health and Medical  pdf format of MAESF 08 Health and Medical

MAESF 09 Search and Rescue  pdf format of MAESF 09 Search and Rescue

MAESF 10 Hazardous Materials and Environmental Protection  pdf format of MAESF 10 Hazardous Materials& Environmental Protection

MAESF 11 Agriculture, Animals and Natural Resources  pdf format of MAESF 11 Agriculture, Animals and Natural Resources

MAESF 12 Energy  pdf format of MAESF 12 Energy

MAESF 13 Public Safety & Security  pdf format of MAESF 13 Public Safety & Security

MAESF 14 Recovery  pdf format of MAESF 14 Recovery

MAESF 15 Public Information  pdf format of MAESF 15 Public Information

MAESF 16 Military Support  pdf format of MAESF 16 Military Support