Family Emergency Plan

About Family Emergency Plans

An emergency can happen in an instant. Every family should have its own emergency plan.

Keep the following in mind when planning your family emergency plan.
  • Have an emergency bag ready in the event your family needs to evacuate.
  • Don't forget medications.
    • If you take medications for chronic conditions, place a prescription bottle with a few pills in your emergency bag.
    • Change them out every couple of months so they do not expire.
    • Remember to add new medications as prescribed.
  • Remember your pets, too.

Make a Plan

Make a plan now! Use this Massachusetts Emergency Planning Guide, also available in Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, Vietnamese and Chinese.


Please feel free to contact the Health Department directly at 978-674-4308, so that we may answer any comments, questions, or concerns you may have.