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Chief Michael L. Smith
Emergency Management Director
10 Loring Drive, Framingham, MA 01702
Phone: 508-620-4942, Fax: 508-620-4946
Town of Framingham By-Laws : Article V: Health and Safety
Section 4. Framingham Emergency Management Agency

4.1 There is hereby established the Framingham Emergency Management Agency (FrEMA). It shall be the function of this Agency to have charge of civil defense, the Local Emergency Planning Committee, and the Emergency Operations Center for the Town of Framingham.

4.1.1 Civil Defense

It shall be the function of the Framingham Emergency Management Agency to have charge of Civil Defense as defined in Chapter 639, Section 1 of the Acts of 1950 and to perform civil defense functions as authorized or directed by said chapter or by any and all executive orders or general regulations promulgated thereunder, and to exercise any authority delegated to it by the governor under said Chapter 639.

4.1.2 Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)

It shall be the function of the Framingham Emergency Management Agency to have charge of the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) in accordance with the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act, Public Law 99-499, commonly known as EPCRA or SARA Title III. The mission of Framingham Local Emergency Planning Committee shall be to enhance and create plans directing the response to hazardous materials incidents, increase compliance with hazardous materials reporting requirements and to continue to offer access to information on the storage of such materials, for the benefit of the town's residents and businesses.

4.1.3 Framingham Emergency Operations Center (EOC)

It shall be the function of the Framingham Emergency Management Agency to have charge of the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) for the Town of Framingham.


4.2 Director of Framingham Emergency Management Agency

Framingham Emergency Management Agency shall be under the direction of the Director of Emergency Management (hereinafter called the "Director"), who shall be appointed by the Town Manager. The Director shall have direct responsibility for the organization and for the administration of the Agency, subject to the direction and control of the Town Manager. The Director may, within the limits of the amount appropriated therefore, and subject to the approval of the Town Manager, appoint such experts, clerks and other assistants as the work of the department may require and may remove them, and may make
such expenditures as may be necessary to execute effectively the purpose of Chapter 639 of the Acts of 1950 and the Emergency Management Agency.

The Director shall also have authority, subject to the approval of the Town Manager, to appoint district coordinators and may accept and may receive, on behalf of the Town, services, equipment, supplies, materials or funds by way of gifts, grant or loan, for purposes of emergency management, offered by the federal government or any agency or officer thereof or any person, firm or corporation, subject to the terms of the offer and the rules