Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Cache

The Region 3 HMCC in partnership with Northeast Homeland Security Council (NERAC) and Region 3 Northeast Emergency Medicine Services has created a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Cache.

The cache within Region 3 is intended to serve as one method of leveraging Region 3 HMCC emergency preparedness funds to ensure first responders and health and medical facilities and personnel have a properly maintained stockpile of personal protective equipment and other medical supplies readily available on a regional scale to address larger than routine emergency events, as well as PPE and medical supply shortages that may occur.

The Region 3 HMCC PPE Cache will be housed in Amesbury, MA at Northeast EMS.

In order to be considered an eligible party to request a resource from the Region 3 HMCC Cache you must represent a specific discipline in one or more of Region 3 HMCC Communities.

Eligible party must represent one or more of the following disciplines:

  • Local Public Health Representative
  • Hospital
  • Long Term Care Facility
  • Community Health Center
  • Emergency Medical Service Provider

On a case-by-case basis the Region 3 HMCC may accept and fulfill requests from other disciplines that are not listed above. Request will be individually evaluated.

PPE Available for Request

Request Process

  • First, agree to the terms of use outlined in the Region 3 HMCC¬†–Subscription Agreement – PPE and Medical Supply Cache .
  • Once a resource need is identified, the eligible party will contact the HMCC Duty Officer and make a formal request. All request forms will be submitted on the Resource Request Form via email to the HMCC at If a request is sent after regular business hours or if there is an immediate need for the resource, the eligible party should then page the Region 3 HMCC Duty Officer at 978-946-8130.
  • HMCC Duty Officer has reviewed the resource request and will provide Cache Site Manager approved resource request to be fulfilled.
  • The Cache Site Manager will confirm resource is available and notify the HMCC Duty Officer. The Cache Site Manager will contact the requesting party with the pick-up date, time and location for request.
  • Requests that are submitted prior to 3:00pm will be processed for pickup and delivery for the following business day. Requests submitted after hours and on weekends will be handled the next business day. Exceptions will be made for immediate and urgent needs. Those requests must be made through paging the HMCC Duty Officer at 978-946-8130.
  • See complete request process here.

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Things to consider:

  • Prioritization of requests will be conducted by the Cache Manager and HMCC Duty Officer.
  • Municipality/facility will not stockpile PPE by requesting more than is needed to address our local emergency.