Emergency Preparedness

About Emergency Preparedness

The Public Health division works with local and regional agencies to plan and prepare for emergencies that can affect the health of our community.

As a member of the Lowell Office of Emergency Preparedness, we plan and prepare for emergency response to pandemic or bioterrorism event that would require rapid dispensing of medical counter-measures (mass prophylaxis) to the entire population.

Upper Merrimack Valley Public Health Coalition

We also participate in Upper Merrimack Valley Public Health Coalition for Emergency Preparedness, a regional coalition for emergency preparedness and mutual aid. The coalition includes the following towns.
  • Billerica
  • Chelmsford
  • Dracut
  • Lowell
  • Tewksbury
  • Tyngsboro
  • Westford
Through the coalition we develop plans and preparedness to meet the health and sheltering of our communities in emergency situations, such as fire or flood.

Family Emergency Plans

Do you have a family emergency plan? Every family should have its own emergency plan. Learn more on our Family Emergency Plan page.

Help in an Emergency

Do you want to help in an emergency? Become a member of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and receive the training needed to help out in emergencies.

Feel free to contact Dawn Thompson, the volunteer coordinator, directly at 978-674-1224 if you have any comments, questions, or concerns.