How emergencies are handled in the Commonwealth
The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) coordinates federal, state, local, and private resources throughout the Commonwealth during times of disaster and other types of emergencies.
With headquarters in Framingham and four regional offices, MEMA helps develop response plans for all types of hazards, trains emergency personnel, and assists communities in responding to and recovering from emergencies.
MEMA maintains and operates the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) which monitors for emergencies statewide 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Regional charts and maps
- Emergency Preparedness Regions by Coalition and Sub-Coalition (DOC)
- List of Cities and Towns by Emergency Preparedness Regions (DOC)
- Main Community Health Centers and Satellite Community Health Centers by Emergency Preparedness Region (DOC)
Please refer to the rtf document for further details regarding community health centers by region.
Board of health manual of laws and regulations
Manual of Laws and Regulations Relating to Boards of Health (DOC)
This manual provides a broad overview of the various responsibilities of local boards of health in Massachusetts and serves as a tool for local officials to quickly reference state laws and regulations relevant to their work.