The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) coordinates the City's homeland security and emergency management programs. OEM's mission is to enhance the City of Boston and Metro-Boston Homeland Security Region's (MBHSR) capacity to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from major emergencies.
Working in close partnership with Boston's public safety and public health agencies, OEM plans and prepares for emergencies, educates the public about preparedness, conducts training exercises and drills, and performs other services to support the City’s overall preparedness. OEM follows an all-hazards approach, preparing for different types of emergencies – natural or man-made.
OEM is comprised of two divisions:Emergency Management