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How To Create An Effective Emergency Communications Plan


The Brookline Office of Emergency Management, in cooperation with the Brookline Department of Public Health & Human Services, is pleased to offer a program for elder residents on how to create an effective emergency communication plan.

The event will take place on Monday, March 4, 2024, at 11 a.m., at Brookline Senior Center, 93 Winchester Street, MA 02446.

In an emergency, residents will need to communicate with their family. Traditional means of communication, such as phones, cellphones, computers, as well as electricity could be disrupted. Planning ahead of time will ensure all members of households, including outside caregivers, know how to reach each other and where to meet up in an emergency.

The program will cover the importance of having a communication plan in the event of an emergency, what goes in a communication plan, and how to collect the information that will go in a plan.

Taking time now to design a communication plan will help to give residents peace of mind and ensure that they have access to essential information, and can reunite with their loved ones in the event of an emergency. 

This program is offered as part of the Emergency Preparedness Buddies Program (EP Buddies).The EP Buddies program was developed to assist Brookline elders and adults with disabilities who live alone to prepare for and respond to emergency situations. More information is available here.

The EP Buddies project is supported with federal funding from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI).

Members of the media who are interested in attending this program should RSVP to Robert Mills at robert@jgpr.net in advance of the event.