The Emergency Management Department is in place to work with all other town departments and offices to provide a strategic framework for dealing with all aspects of emergencies. In particular the main aspects are: mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.
Working closely with the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, the Franklin Regional Council of Government and other area Emergency Managers, Erving's Emergency Management Department continues to develop and update various plans and information to help the Town's people and infrastructure deal with any size emergency. These plans also identify the Town for future and continued state and federal grants. Along with working towards various grant opportunities the Emergency Management Department provides a Town Wide phone/email notification system.Please visit www.ready.gov to see what you can do to be better prepared."We can't always predict emergencies but we can prepare."
REVERSE 911 : The Town of Erving participants in the Blackboard Connect service, our town-to-resident notification system. With this service, Town leaders can send personalized voice messages to residents and businesses within minutes with specific information about time-sensitive or common-interest issues such as emergencies and local community matters. The Connect service will be used to supplement our current communication plans and augment public safety/first responder services.