Below are some tips to help you become more prepared when emergencies occur!
911 Disability Indicator Info
The Massachusetts Disability Indicator Program offers a free, voluntary service that alerts 9-1-1 personnel that an individual with a disability lives in the home and may have unique safety, communications or other needs in case of an emergency. This service was developed in consultation with organizations representing the mobility, hearing, speech and sight impaired communities. This service is available for landline telephone service subscribers only. It is necessary to request the service through completion of the Disability Indicator Form.
Go to Mass.gov Request a Disability Indicator Form
First Aid Kit Checklist
There should be a First Aid Kit in your car and your home.
Antibiotic wipes and ointment
Aspirin/non-aspirin pain reliever
Additional Emergency Supplies for Individuals with Disabilities and Access and Functional Needs
Extra Eyeglasses and/or hearing aids.
Battery chargers and extra batteries for any battery operated medical or assistive devices.
Extra medicine, oxygen, insulin, catheters, or other medical supplies you or your family member uses regularly.
Medical Insurance cards
Physician contact information
Emergency contact name and numbers.
Supplies for Service Animal
From MEMA Disaster Relief
Public Safety Office, Framingham, MA 508-820-2000
Emergency Car Kits
Battery Powered Radio
Cell Phone and Charger
Empty Gas Can
Flashlight and Extra Batteries
Jack for Tires
Windshield Washer Fluid
If you have Children
Paper and Pencils
Salem Snow Shoveling
Salem Community Life Center (CLC ) maintains a list of individuals who can shovel snow at a discounted rate for seniors. Call 978-744-0924 for details.
Beverly – Emergency Management- Director Mark Foster 978-921-6000
Danvers-Emergency -Police Dept. 978-774-1213 x4113
Essex –Emergency Management, Essex County Sheriffs Office 973-621-4111
Gloucester –Emergency Management-Ass. Fire Chief Joe Aiello 978-325-5300
Hamilton –Emergency Management-Fire Chief Russell Stevens 978-468-4421
Ipswich – Emergency Management – Lt. Jonathan Hubbard 978-356-6645
Lynn – Emergency Management – Director Paul Ricchi 781-389-2447
Lynnfield – Emergency Management – 781-334-5152
Manchester-Emergency Management-Fire Chief George Kramlinger 978-526-4040
Marblehead – Emergency Management – Capt. Charles Cerrutti 781-631-1212
Melrose – Emergency Management – Director Ed Collina 781-979-4404
Middleton and Topsfield– Regional Emergency Comm. Center 978-801-4911
Nahant - Emergency Management Dept. – Director Dennis Ball 781-596-7137
North Reading-Emergency Management – Director Theo Kuliopulos 978-664-4536
Peabody – Emergency Management – 978-531-2220
Reading – Emergency Management – 781-944-3132 or Fire Dept. 781-944-3131
Rockport – Emergency Management – 978-546-3445 x20
Rowley-Royal Emergency Management -Director J.Broderick 978-948-3812
Saugus – Emergency Management – Scott Phelan, James Hughes 781-231-4175
Stoneham – Emergency Management – Director Matthew Grafton 871-438-5296
Wakefield – Emergency Management – Director Thomas Walsh 339-219-4614
Wenham- Emergency Management -Fire Chief P. Stevens Director 978-468-5508