Local Emergency Management Planning Guidance

Each community in the Commonwealth is required to develop and maintain an all-hazards emergency operations plan/comprehensive emergency management plan.

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Local Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan Guidance

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) developed this local comprehensive emergency management plan template to assist communities in developing and/or updating their respective local comprehensive emergency management plans or emergency operations plans.  This Template is in compliance with the federal Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG) 101 Version 2.0, and is designed to meet best practices for emergency management planning. 

Additional Resources

Access and Functional Needs Resource Guide for Local Officials

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) developed the below resource guide for local emergency management agencies and planners in Massachusetts to improve emergency planning and response for people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs.

Additionally, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) developed the Public Health Planning Toolkit for At-Risk Individuals with Access and Functional Needs as a resource of local public health officials.

Tools for Local Officials from State Plans

Federal Planning Guidance

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