Back to top

Emergency Management

We coordinate emergency management, emergency preparedness, and homeland security planning for the City of Boston.

Our mission is to enhance the City's capacity to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from major emergencies.

emergency_management_logo
Contact
1 City Hall Square
Room 204
Boston MA  02201
United States
Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Upcoming events

Image for Metro Boston Homeland Security Region (MBHSR) Urban Search and Rescue working group meeting
Dec 12

Metro Boston Homeland Security Region (MBHSR) Urban Search and Rescue working group meeting

Image for Boston Homeland Security Region (MBHSR) HazMat/K9/EOD working group meeting
Dec 12

Boston Homeland Security Region (MBHSR) HazMat/K9/EOD working group meeting

Ready Boston

ReadyBoston is a City-wide community emergency preparedness initiative.

Get yourself ready

About our department

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.

Image for map background image

Hurricane evacuation zones

Search for your address to see if your home is in a hurricane evacuation zone.
Show Map