The Metropolitan Boston area is exposed to a wide variety of hazards, both natural and man made. Severe storms, fires, hazardous materials spills, earthquakes, and acts of terrorism are just some of the potential emergencies we may encounter. The Town of Brookline does all it can to prepare for emergencies and protect its citizens. However there are steps you can take to protect yourself and your family in an emergency.
Imagine that you have no electricity, no gas, no water, and no telephone service. Imagine that all the businesses are closed and emergency services have not been able to get to you yet. What will you do until help arrives? In a large scale emergency, the initial availability of emergency services may be limited and it is best if you and your family are prepared for an emergency.
Find out how you can prepare yourself and your family for an emergency. You can also learn what to do in response to a specific disaster, just in case.
You can begin this process by gathering family members and making sure each person is well informed on potential hazards and community plans. Discuss with them what you would do if family members are not home when a warning is issued (make a plan). Additionally, your family plan should address your families needs if support is not available (build a kit). If you wish to do more please (get involved).