The Maynard Emergency Management Agency is the town agency responsible for coordinating federal, state, local, volunteer, and private resources during emergencies and disasters in the Town of Maynard. The Maynard Emergency Management Agency:
- Develops plans for effective response to all-hazards, disasters or threats
- Trains emergency personnel and volunteers to protect the public
- Provides information to residents
- Assists individuals, families, and businesses to mitigate against, prepare for, and respond to and recover from emergencies, both natural and manmade
Hyper-Reach Messaging System
In an emergency the Hyper-Reach system allows Town officials to create and rapidly disseminate time-sensitive messages to every telephone number (text and voice) and email address stored in the notification database in minutes.
Learn more about Hyper-Reach and how to subscribe to the service.
Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
The Emergency Operations Center (EOC), is located at Maynard Police Headquarters. The EOC is under the command and authority of the Emergency Management Director. The center provides a place for representatives of the Local Emergency Management Team to assemble and coordinate the support of any type of emergency in the Town.
The EOC is equipped with computers, communication and monitoring equipment, which enables officials of the various departments and outside agencies to communicate and bring needed resources to the emergency. If additional resources from outside the community are required, Emergency Management will coordinate requests through the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA).
Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)
Each community must develop a Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) through the LEPC. The Town of Maynard has an active LEPC that meets bimonthly to coordinate various departments with integral roles in our response to an emergency. The LEPC serves as a focal point in the community for information and discussions about any threat whether it is natural or manmade, including incidents of terrorist attacks and weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Members have been trained in Incident Command and Disaster Training.
The LEPC must plan for and deal with any threat to the community. Ongoing LEPC initiatives are the development and updating of emergency preparedness plans including:
- Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP)
- Hazard Mitigation Plan
- Shelter Operations Plan
- Emergency Communication Plan
- Public Health Emergency Operations Plan
- Anthony Stowers, (LEPC Chair) Fire Chief/EMD - 978-897-1016
- (TBD), Deputy EMD/DPW - 978-897-1308
- John Flood, Deputy EMD/Communications 508-361-0555 / 508-877-6004
- Mark Dubois, Police Chief - 978-897-1005
- Stephanie Duggan, MCC/MRC Liaison
- Michelle Resendes, School Department
- Bob Larkin, Housing Authority
- Sarah Finnerty, Maynard Communications
Public Health Preparedness & Homeland Security
Since the events of September 11th and Hurricane Katrina, local public health has taken an active role in hometown emergency preparedness. The Town of Maynard is a member of the Massachusetts Public Health Emergency Preparedness Region 4A.
Emergency Preparedness Region 4A is comprised of 34 cities and towns in the Boston metro-west area that share regional plans and resources for public health emergency response. Region 4A is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Maynard Health Director currently serves as the Vice-Chairman of the Region.
The Town of Maynard is a member of the Northeast Homeland Security Regional Advisory Council (NERAC). NERAC oversees homeland security and public safety initiatives on behalf of 85 communities in the Northeast region of Massachusetts.
Maynard Citizen Corps/Medical Reserve Corps (MCC/MRC)
The MCC/MRC is a group of local volunteers, many with medical and other specialties. When an emergency community need occurs, MRC volunteers can work in coordination with existing local emergency response programs. Learn more about the MCC/MRC.