Find 02642 emergency services departments and agencies. Emergency services provide information on emergency management, preparedness and medical response, including public safety, fire prevention and medical treatment.
Wareham Emergency Services 72 Sandwich Road Wareham MA 02571 37.8 miles from 02642 508-295-6725
Duxbury Emergency Services 553 Washington Street Duxbury MA 02332 38.3 miles from 02642 781-934-0051
Marshfield Emergency Services 864 Plain Street Marshfield MA 02050 43.8 miles from 02642 781-834-6911
Pembroke Emergency Services 201 Oak Street Pembroke MA 02359 44.2 miles from 02642 781-826-2011
New Bedford Emergency Services 181 Hillman Street New Bedford MA 02740 51.4 miles from 02642 508-991-6390
If a mandatory evacuation has been ordered, it means that officials anticipate a strong likelihood that local conditions will threaten public safety. Residents who refuse to leave during a mandatory evacuation will probably not be arrested. However, they should be prepared to be self-sufficient during the event. Utilities and communications systems will likely not be available and public safety agencies may not respond to calls for assistance.
A CERT is a Community Emergency Response Team. CERTs are teams of volunteers trained in basic disaster response that can supplement Emergency Services during an incident. Depending on the type or severity of an event, the CERT may be assigned low risk tasks that free up Emergency Services personnel for critical tasks.
Mitigation refers to measures taken to reduce or eliminate risks to human life or property in the event of disaster. The intent of mitigation is to reduce the need for response during a disaster. Mitigation allows response resources to be directed to the area of greatest need.