Emergency Resources

Every  CERT volunteer takes part in a comprehensive, 9-part training program  over the course of several months.  The program was adopted and modified  by FEMA  in the mid-90s to become a nationwide program designed to help  communities and their citizens respond to natural disasters such as  hurricanes, earthquakes, and tornadoes. In addition to acting as first  responders, CERTs also help residents prepare for emergencies with  information and guidelines on how to develop family emergency plans,  create their own emergency preparedness kits, and safeguard their  property against storm damage and other disasters.


To obtain emergency planning guidelines materials, email us or call the Emergency Management number below.



Resources can also be found at www.ready.gov  To  reach police, fire, rescue and public works personnel for non-emergency  information and assistance, contact the appropriate department directly:



Police:                     508-210-5600

Fire:                         508-210-5650

Emergency Mgt.    508-210-5650     

Public Works:         508-210-5550


www.holdenma.gov


For information on Massachusetts safety guidelines, regulations, and assistance, contact the Mass. Emergency Management Agency:


MEMA 508-820-2000


www.mass.gov/eopss/agencies/mema/


For information on federal safety guidelines, regulations, and assistance, contact the Federal Emergency Management Agency:

 

FEMA 202-646-2500