Chief Michael L. Smith
Emergency Management Director
10 Loring Drive, Framingham, MA 01702
Phone: 508-620-4942, Fax: 508-620-4946
Framingham Emergency Management focuses on four major activities:
Framingham Emergency Management provides the fundamental framework for an all-hazards approach to natural and man-made emergencies and disasters. The Town of Framingham plans and responds to emergencies utilizing the Incident Command System and the concept of a unified response:
Framingham Emergency Management works closely, not only with all divisions and departments in the town, but also with outside agencies, such as: the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), major utility companies, Metrowest Medical Center, and the American Red Cross. Emergency Management is also supported by the Framingham Auxiliary Police, and the Framingham Amateur Radio Association (FARA).
The agency is also responsible for maintaining and updating the comprehensive
emergency management plan (CEMP) for the town. This plan addresses mitigation,
preparedness, response and recovery from natural and technological emergencies
In addition, the agency also updates and records all hazardous or toxic
materials stored in or traveling through the town through its Local Emergency
Planning Committee (LEPC). Framingham is one of only five communities
in the Commonwealth to be designated by the State of Massachusetts as
a fully certified LEPC.