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NTSB Final Report from the Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions

Good Morning All   For those who are interested, please find below the full report from the NTSB from the Merrimack Valley Gas Explosions related to the affected communities and municipalities   Full report here: https://www.ntsb.gov/news/events/Documents/2019-PLD18MR003-BMG-abstract.pdf   Also there is in interesting article below about the event in the attached newsletter https://www.flipsnack.com/osdsocialmedia/buy-the-way-september-october-2019-fcilosa3x.html  

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Q2 HMCC Stakeholder Meeting

The Region 3 HMCC has created a three-part series of discussion-based workshops. The workshops will take stakeholders through different stages of a public health emergency as it relates to the given scenario. This first workshop will take place on December 11th at the Reading Public Library. This first workshop will focus on initial preparedness procedures […]

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HMCC HAZMAT Training

On September 26th, the HMCC will be hosting an educational HAZMAT Training at the Tewksbury Library from 12:30-3:30. The Massachusetts Department of Fire Services will be providing the region an overview of what goes into a HAZMAT response from the initial call to managing the incident. All are welcome to attend. Please use the link […]

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The Summer Heat is Here!

  Good Afternoon As you are all aware summer is in full force the next few days. This is a reminder that if you need anything please page the Region 3 Duty Officer at 978-946-8130. I have attached a copy of the Weather Related Waiver for Transport to Emergency Shelters and Cooling Centers that was […]

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Hospital Incident Command System (HICS)

On June 5th, DelValle Institute offered Hospital Incident Command System (HICS): Response to Emergencies in Healthcare Facilities course at Genesis-Hathorne Hill in Danvers Ma. This 4-hour course provided an overview of the Hospital Incident Command System (HICS) Fifth Edition. Through practical scenarios and interactive discussions, students became aware of the benefits related to HICS and […]

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2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season Begins

Happy Monday! Below is some valuable information from our partners at MEMA on hurricane preparedness! June 1st marked the official start of the Atlantic Hurricane Season which runs through November 30th. While the majority of tropical storms and hurricanes that have impacted New England occurred during the months of August and September, now is the time […]

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Region 3 HMCC conducts Regional HVA

The Region 3 HMCC staff held a workshop with 60 stakeholders to conduct a Regional Hazzard Vulnerability Assessment on 30 April 19 at the Beverly Task Force. The workshop was followed by a tour of the NERAC Beverly cache site where stakeholder learned what resources are available to request. The HMCC staff is working to […]

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IMPORTANT! Water main break in Region 3 Communities

There has been a report of a water main break of a 48″ high pressure line in Stoneham affecting 100k residents in the Stoneham Area (Stoneham, Wilmington, Reading, Wakefield, Woburn, Winchester) Water has been rerouted, and MWRA advising residents to not wash clothes if water appears brown. There is no boil order in effect. If […]

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Emergency Risk Communication Class Opportunity

Good morning:   The Local Public Health Institute is announcing the date of May 28th  2019 for the next Emergency Risk Communication class.   Designed to serve as a bridge between basic risk communication training and Public Information Officer training, this course will help prepare anyone involved in emergency management to be an effective part […]

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