September is Emergency Preparedness Month, and the Brookline Office of Emergency Management would like to remind residents of the importance of having an emergency plan and ensuring they take steps before an emergency to stay safe.
Throughout September the Office of Emergency Management will provide preparedness information each week to ensure residents are ready in the event of an emergency
Receiving advance warnings for severe weather, timely emergency alerts, and information during a disaster is critical to staying safe in an emergency. Every resident should have multiple methods for receiving emergency alerts.
Both the Town and the Commonwealth offer emergency alerts to keep residents up to date with the latest information about any ongoing emergency.
Brookline residents should sign up for AlertBrookline, a notification system that allows residents to receive emergency updates via text, email, or phone call. AlertBrookline messages can be translated into one of five languages: Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Russian, and Spanish. Residents can enroll by visiting here.
To enroll on a mobile device, text “alertbrookline” (all one word) to 99411 to receive a direct link to the enrollment form.
To create an account, users will be asked to either log in via Google, Facebook or Twitter, or create a separate account with a unique username and password. On the next page users will be asked to enter their name, address, phone number, mobile phone service provider, email address and which types of alerts they would like to receive (emergency or emergency/general).
The Office of Emergency Management will have a tent at Brookline Day, held on Sunday, September 10, 2023, where residents can sign up for AlertBrookline in person. Residents are encouraged to visit the OEM tent to learn more ways to be ready, be safe, and be informed.
More information about additional state and federal emergency notification systems can be found here.