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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.

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Contact
1 City Hall Square
Room 204
Boston, MA 02201
Temporary COVID-19 hours
City Hall is only open to the public on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Upcoming events

Image for Metro Boston Homeland Security Region Communications Interoperability Subcommittee remote meeting
Sep 24

Metro Boston Homeland Security Region Communications Interoperability Subcommittee remote meeting

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Sep 24

Metro Boston Homeland Security Region PSNET Executive Committee remote meeting

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Sep 29

Metro Boston Homeland Security Region US&R virtual meeting

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Sep 29

Metro Boston Homeland Security Region HazMat/K9/EOD 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.