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Our mission is to enhance the City's capacity to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from major emergencies.

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.

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Dec 8

Metro Boston Homeland Security meeting

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Dec 8

Metro Boston Homeland Security meeting

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Dec 8

Metro Boston Homeland Security meeting

Ready Boston

SMS đổi trò chơi đổi thưởngReadyBoston 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.

SMS đổi trò chơi đổi thưởngWe 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.