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Industrial Opioid Crisis – Mass First Responders Deploy 20,000 + Narcan Life Saving Doses in 2016

Opioid and Prescription Drug Abuse Crisis. Boston, MA: Like many states, Massachusetts is experiencing a prescription drug and heroin epidemic. Last year, more than 2,000 residents died of an overdose. Overdose deaths now outnumber those due to car accidents. Not only is this a public safety issue – it is…
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Sail Boston Service members connect with Boston through volunteering

 BOSTON (Jun 17, 2017) USCGC Eagle (WIX-327) leads the Parade of Sails during Sail Boston 2017 off the port bow of USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41). USS Whidbey Island (LSD 41) and more than 50 Tall Ships from around the world are participating in Sail Boston 2017, a five-day maritime…
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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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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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