This is the project website for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts integrated State Hazard Mitigation and Climate Adaptation Plan. This integrated plan, which is currently under development, serves as an update to the Commonwealth’s existing 2013 State Hazard Mitigation Plan and is also driven by Executive Order No. 569, “Establishing an Integrated Climate Change Strategy for the Commonwealth”. It will address the Commonwealth’s federally mandated hazard mitigation plan requirements and result in a first of its kind statewide climate adaptation plan.
The purpose of this website is to keep project stakeholders informed about the development of the plan and to facilitate exchange of information. Please use the links at the top of this page to learn more about this project, and we hope you return frequently to learn about progress on the State Hazard Mitigation and Climate Adaptation Plan and to be informed of important dates and key events.
These MA-TF1 members need to know how to protect themselves from harm when they’re searching for survivors in unstable or collapsing structures. Here, as part of an 80 hour structural collapse training course, they practice shoring–working on ways to prop up debris and keep it from falling on rescuers. Photo by Eilis Maynard – Oct 24, 2014 – Location: beverly, MA
Members of MA-TF1 cut their way through a wall of concrete during an 80 hour structural collapse course in October. Cutting in a triangle allows for fewer cuts and still enough room to make way for a human form to pass through. Photo by Eilis Maynard – Oct 24, 2014 – Location: beverly, MA
Members of the Massachusetts Task Force 1 Urban Search and Rescue team cut steel with an exothermic torch during training in October. Team members work in groups of two – a “burner” and a “tender” for safety and accuracy. Photo by Eilis Maynard – Oct 24, 2014 – Location: Beverly, MA
A MA-TF1 team member cuts through concrete with a K-12 rescue saw during an 80 hour structural collapse course in Beverly, Mass. Being well-versed in these tools helps rescuers make their way through debris from collapsed buildings to find survivors. Photo by Eilis Maynard – Oct 24, 2014 – Location: beverly, MA
Springfield, Mass., July 8, 2011 — The community of Springfield, MA begins to recover from the June 1 tornadoes that left devastation in western Mass the 39 mile path went from Westfield to Charlton Massachusetts. Alberto Pillot/FEMA Photo by Alberto Pillot – Jul 07, 2011 – Location: Springfield, MA
Andover, MA, April 28, 2010 — Deputy Administrator Richard Serino meets Wednesday with staff at the FEMA-1895-DR JFO in Andover, Massachusetts. Serino thanked the staff and highlighted that more than $30 million in aid has been provided to survivors since the declaration just over a month ago. FEMA/David Bibo
Bottled Water storage – MEMA