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Office of Emergency Management

The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) coordinates emergency management, emergency preparedness and homeland security programming for the City of Boston.

Winter Weather (443)

Winter Hazards

Educate yourself on the dangers that Winter can bring, along with our year-round resource guides from the Office of Emergency Management.

  • Winter Storms & Extreme Cold

    Winter Storms & Extreme Cold

    Heavy snowfall and extreme cold can immobilize an entire region. Winter storms can result in flooding, storm surge, closed highways, blocked roads, downed power lines, and hypothermia.

    Learn More About Winter Storms & Extreme Cold »

  • Shelter Finder

    Shelter Finder

    The READYBoston Shelter Finder will assist Bostonians in identifying, mapping, and providing directions by foot, car, or public transportation to their nearest Neighborhood Emergency Center. Find out the closest Neighborhood Emergency Center to your home.

    Shelter Finder »

  • Blackout (75)


    Preserving food, medication, communication devices, and vehicle fuel are the main concerns when there is a blackout.

    Learn more »

  • Fire


    Fire spreads quickly. In just two minutes a fire can become life-threatening, leaving very little time to gather your family and escape.

    Learn More About Fires »

Ready Seal

Emergency Resources

Preparedness Tools

  • Family Preparedness Planner

    Family Preparedness Planner (Flash required)

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Calendar »

  • See a listing of upcoming Emergency Management events.

    View Calendar »

News & Press Releases »

Videos & Multimedia »

  • Boston Marathon Public Safety Press Conference
    Mayor Walsh joins Boston Police Commissioner William Evans, and other local city officials to discuss the city's safety preparations for the 2016 Boston Marathon. Watch Video »
  • Storm Update 02-08-2016
    Mayor Martin J. Walsh hosts a press conference in City Hall to provide an update on the snow storm and City of Boston operations.Watch Video »

Social Media »