FEMA: FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards. Check out the "family communication plan".
Massachusetts 211: Mass 211 partners with the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and local offices of emergency management to provide citizens with critical information and non-emergency assistance before, during and after emergency or disaster events. The Mass 211 Emergency and Disaster Services Line relieves pressure on 9-1-1 and emergency response teams by providing contact center services for citizens needing critical non-emergency public information and referral.
Emergency Shelter: General Population shelters are stocked with basic necessities for survival including food, water, and a warm place to sleep. Shelters may be crowded, boring, noisy, short staffed and offer little or no privacy. A shelter will not have the same level of convenience as a friend or family member's home or hotel. The Scituate Shelter is pet friendly but the Scituate Emergency Management Agency urges you to make arrangements for your pets ahead of time, check with local kennels or veterinarians or a friend or relative willing to take care of your pet during an emergency. Never leave your pet behind. Remember when packing supplies for yourself make sure you pack supplies for your pets. A list of supplies can be found under Emergency Preparedness or visit http://www.fema.gov/plan/prepare/animals.htm
Town of Scituate: Please take a moment and sign up for CODE RED to be notified by your local emergency response team in the event of emergency situations or critical community alerts. Examples include: evacuation notices, bio-terrorism alerts, boil water notices, and missing child reports.
Scituate Coastal Coalition: The purpose of the Scituate Coastal Coalition is to unite the voices and actions of Scituate beach associations in order to work more effectively on issues of particular importance to the population living along Scituate’s coastline. Among those issues are public health, public safety, flood mitigation measures, storm preparedness and regulatory constraints as they pertain to coastal properties. Our stated goal will be to address concerns through the sharing of information and, when necessary, by taking action to interface with town and state officials on behalf of the coastal residents and property owners.
Scituate Council on Aging: Providing the seniors of Scituate with education, recreation, social services, transportation and outreach programs. The mission of the Scituate Council on Aging is to identify the unique needs and interests of our senior citizens and implement programs that will enhance the quality of life, independence and physical and emotional well-being of a growing aging community.
Scituate Commission on Disabilities: The Commission on Disabilities strives to cause the full integration and participation of people with disabilities in the Town of Scituate. The role of the Commission on Disabilities is to:
- research local problems of people with disabilities;
- advise and assist municipal officials and employees in ensuring compliance with state and federal laws and regulations that affect people with disabilities;
- coordinate or carry out programs designed to meet the problems of people with disabilities in coordination with programs of the Massachusetts Office on Disability;
- review and make recommendations about policies, procedures, services, activities and facilities of departments, boards and agencies of the Town of Scituate as they affect people with disabilities;
- provide information, referrals, guidance and technical assistance to individuals, public agencies, businesses and organizations in all matters pertaining to disability; and to
- coordinate activities of other local groups organized for similar purposes.