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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 »

  • Summer Safety Press Conference 2015
    Mayor Walsh and other city officials discuss safety precautions for the summer months. Watch Video »
  • Boston Marathon Public Safety
    Mayor Walsh is joined by city officials to discuss safety issues in place for the 2015 Boston Marathon.Watch Video »

Social Media »