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Emergency Preparedness Page

        The Town of Egremont has developed a comprehensive all-hazard emergency management plan for the Town. The purpose of the plan is to facilitate delivery of local, adjacent community, and state resources in the event of a disaster. As no single town has the resources to respond to a major incident, the plan uses mutual aid agreements with surrounding jurisdictions and the state to provide assistance to the Town.

        The Town's Emergency Management Team encourages all residents to be prepared for weather events that affect us here in the Berkshires - from severe thunderstorms to winter snows. The information and links provided on this page will help you better prepare yourself and your family for these events.

        If you or someone you know would like to be checked on in an emergency such as severe weather events or power outages, please let us know! You may call or email the Town Hall or the Police Department and we would be happy to check in with you if the need arises.

It is important to note that during a power outage, National Grid may not be aware of your individual situation. Make sure they are aware of your loss of power by calling them at 800-322-3223. Also, please call the Egremont Police Department so they are aware of possible downed power lines, etc. They may be reached at 413-528-2160.

        If you have any questions about preparedness, please send an email to: wbrinker@egremont-ma.gov or call us and we will be happy to answer them.

--- Information for Families ---

Seasonal Flu Information:    Available here

Household Emergency Plan:    Emergency Plan - Word format
                                                                  Emergency Plan - PDF format

Family Communication Plan:    Available here

Massachusetts Office on Disability:    Emergency Preparedness Workbook

National Grid Carbon Monoxide Safety Information:    CO Safety Sheet

National Grid Smoke Detector Information:    Smoke Detector Information Sheet

Lightning Safety:    (from NOAA website)

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency:    MEMA Home page

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency - Preparedness page:    MEMA Be Prepared page

Massachusetts Winter Storm Tips:    MASS.gov page

Federal Emergency Management Agency:    FEMA Ready page

American Red Cross:    Red Cross preparedness page

Current Egremont Weather Conditions:

Find more about Weather in Egremont, MA

National Weather Service Forecast for Egremont:

Informational Brochures:

Preparedness Makes Sense
Emergency Kit Checklist
Special Needs Preparedness
Preparedness for Business
Preparedness for Seniors by Seniors

--- Other Information ---

National Grid Information on Power Outages:     How to Report or Get Information on Power Outages

National Grid Power Outage Map:    National Grid

South Berkshire County Resources:    Resource List (13 Mb file)

Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce:    Chamber of Commerce

Southern Berkshire Regional School District:    Southern Berkshire Regional School District

WSBS Radio 860AM:    WSBS Radio

Knox Box Information and Ordering:
        Order your KnoxBox online
        (Why install a KnoxBox?)

--- Local Information ---

NeighborNET helps neighbors.

Membership in NeighborNET and EgPosts is open to all Egremont residents.

NeighborNET is to be used to ask for help from, and to offer help to your Egremont neighbors.
To join, contact Marj at 528-3726, or by email at mwexler43(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Egremont Posts posts events.

Egremont Posts is for telling about events, goings-on in town (or nearby), and other interesting tidbits.
To join, contact Bruce Bernstein at bhbernstein75(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Town Hall Email Address: tegremont@egremont-ma.gov

--- Emergency Phone 911 ---

Police Business Telephone: 413-528-2160
Fire Department Business Telephone: 413-528-1625
Egremont Town Hall: 413-528-0182

You may click on the box below to update your contact information for the Town's emergency alert system:

--- State Resources ---

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Health Information:    Click here

Seasonal Flu Information:    Available here

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Official Site:   Mass.gov

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency:   MEMA

Office of the Governor:

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker


US Senator Ed Markey
US Senator Elizabeth Warren
US Congressman Richard Neal
State Senator Adam G. Hinds
State Representative William 'Smitty' Pignatelli

Massachusetts 211 Official Information Site:  Mass 211

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