Working in close partnership with Boston's public safety and public health agencies, our department:
- plans and prepares for emergencies
- educates the public about emergency preparedness
- conducts training exercises and drills, and
- performs other services to support the City’s preparedness.
We follow an all-hazards approach, preparing for various types of emergencies – whether they are natural or man-made.
We also manage the Boston Emergency Operations Center, which facilitates planning and aid in the aftermath of a disaster. The center is made up of a staff of professionals and liaisons from City public safety agencies. Learn more about our work.