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New Jersey Strong Innovation: Call 911 When You Can… Text 911 When You Can’t

New Jersey Strong - See Optics on State House News  September 7, 2016 Piscataway, New Jersey – For the first time, New Jersey residents can text to 9-1-1 whenever and wherever they encounter an emergency in the State – thanks to collaboration among cellular providers, local and county emergency dispatch…
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Strong Preparedness Alert

Boston, MA: Mayor Martin J. Walsh today alerted residents that September is recognized as National Preparedness Month. Sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) within the Department of Homeland Security, National Preparedness Month encourages Americans to take steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, schools and communities.…
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Food Safety Tips for Areas Affected by Hurricanes

WASHINGTON, August 31, 2016 — The Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing food safety recommendations for those who may be impacted by Hurricanes. Be aware that flooding from heavy rain, damaging winds, and tidal flooding is possible. FSIS recommends that consumers take the following…
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NEW EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM FOR THE CITY

New emergency management system will allow residents to receive notifications via phone, text or email in four languages. BOSTON - Monday, August 15, 2016 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Mayor's Office of Emergency Management  today announced significant improvements to the City's emergency notification system, AlertBoston. The AlertBoston system allows residents, businesses…
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Public Safety Situational Awareness Tool Launched

BOSTON - Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the City of Boston's Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT), in partnership with the BostonOffice of Emergency Management (OEM), has launched a "situational awareness" tool to coordinate operations and increase public safety measures during emergency and large-scale special events.…
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