Acushnet MA Office of Emergency Management

Acushnet MA Office of Emergency Management The mission of the Acushnet Office of Emergency Management is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a community we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

Operating as usual

05/11/2021

Reminder: TODAY from 2pm - 7pm Southcoast Health will be at the Council on Aging (rear parking area) providing the one dose J&J vaccine. We hope anyone interested in being vaccinated takes advantage of this local opportunity.

We will have music, we will have really nice people from the COA, we will have a very happy Fire Chief. All we need is your arm.

Open to anyone and everyone.

05/11/2021
You’re going to need supplies not just to get through the storm but for the potentially lengthy and unpleasant aftermath...
05/11/2021

You’re going to need supplies not just to get through the storm but for the potentially lengthy and unpleasant aftermath. Have enough non-perishable food, water and medicine to last each person in your family a minimum of three days. Electricity and water could be out for at least that long. You’ll need extra cash, a battery-powered radio and flashlights. You may need a portable crank or solar-powered USB charger for your cell phones.

If you need to go to a public shelter, the CDC recommends bringing items that can help protect you and others from COVID-19, such as hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, bar or liquid soap, disinfectant wipes (if available) and two masks for each person. (Children under two years old and people having trouble breathing should not wear face coverings.)

You’re going to need supplies not just to get through the storm but for the potentially lengthy and unpleasant aftermath. Have enough non-perishable food, water and medicine to last each person in your family a minimum of three days. Electricity and water could be out for at least that long. You’ll need extra cash, a battery-powered radio and flashlights. You may need a portable crank or solar-powered USB charger for your cell phones.

If you need to go to a public shelter, the CDC recommends bringing items that can help protect you and others from COVID-19, such as hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, bar or liquid soap, disinfectant wipes (if available) and two masks for each person. (Children under two years old and people having trouble breathing should not wear face coverings.)

The Acushnet Office of Emergency Management is honored to have had the opportunity to provide support to the City of New...
05/11/2021

The Acushnet Office of Emergency Management is honored to have had the opportunity to provide support to the City of New Bedford during Sgt. Michael Cassidy's wake today. Pictured from left to write are two units from the Fairhaven Emergency Management, Acushnet's Incident Support Unit-1 (ISU-1) and on the far right is a unit from the New Bedford Emergency Management Agency. The Emergency Management units were standing by at the staging area awaiting further orders.

The Acushnet Office of Emergency Management is honored to have had the opportunity to provide support to the City of New Bedford during Sgt. Michael Cassidy's wake today. Pictured from left to write are two units from the Fairhaven Emergency Management, Acushnet's Incident Support Unit-1 (ISU-1) and on the far right is a unit from the New Bedford Emergency Management Agency. The Emergency Management units were standing by at the staging area awaiting further orders.

Two of the three Acushnet Office of Emergency Management vehicles committed to the City of New Bedford in support to Sgt...
05/11/2021

Two of the three Acushnet Office of Emergency Management vehicles committed to the City of New Bedford in support to Sgt. Michael Cassidy's wake.

Two of the three Acushnet Office of Emergency Management vehicles committed to the City of New Bedford in support to Sgt. Michael Cassidy's wake.

Units from the Fairhaven and New Bedford Emergency Management close off Liberty Street during the Law Enforcement Walk t...
05/11/2021

Units from the Fairhaven and New Bedford Emergency Management close off Liberty Street during the Law Enforcement Walk through.

Units from the Fairhaven and New Bedford Emergency Management close off Liberty Street during the Law Enforcement Walk through.

A line of Massachusetts State Police cruisers shining proudly in the sun light.
05/11/2021

A line of Massachusetts State Police cruisers shining proudly in the sun light.

A line of Massachusetts State Police cruisers shining proudly in the sun light.

Standing on the right is New Bedford's Emergency Management Director Brian Nobrega discussing plans with a member of SEM...
05/11/2021

Standing on the right is New Bedford's Emergency Management Director Brian Nobrega discussing plans with a member of SEMLEC. Pictured is the Mobile Command Center for the SouthEastern Mass. Law Enforcement Council (SEMLEC), just one of the many law enforcement agencies present for Sgt. Cassidy's wake.

Standing on the right is New Bedford's Emergency Management Director Brian Nobrega discussing plans with a member of SEMLEC. Pictured is the Mobile Command Center for the SouthEastern Mass. Law Enforcement Council (SEMLEC), just one of the many law enforcement agencies present for Sgt. Cassidy's wake.

This is the first time since the start of the pandemic  that these agencies have had the opportunity to work together. E...
05/11/2021

This is the first time since the start of the pandemic that these agencies have had the opportunity to work together. Each agency have been busy in their respective communities with covid relief operations.

Acushnet, Fairhaven and New Bedford Emergency Management personnel enjoying a conversation prior to the beginning of tod...
05/11/2021

Acushnet, Fairhaven and New Bedford Emergency Management personnel enjoying a conversation prior to the beginning of today's walk through.

Acushnet, Fairhaven and New Bedford Emergency Management personnel enjoying a conversation prior to the beginning of today's walk through.

05/10/2021
The first thing you need to do is find out if you live in a hurricane evacuation zone.  If you do, now is the time to be...
05/10/2021

The first thing you need to do is find out if you live in a hurricane evacuation zone. If you do, now is the time to begin planning where you would go and how you would get there. You do not need to travel hundreds of miles, but have multiple options. Your destination could be a friend or relative who doesn’t live in an evacuation zone. If you live in a well-built home outside the evacuation zone, your safest place may be to remain home. Be sure to account for your pets in your plan. As hurricane season approaches, listen to local officials on questions related to how you may need to adjust any evacuation plans based on the latest health and safety guidelines from the CDC and your local officials.

The first thing you need to do is find out if you live in a hurricane evacuation zone. If you do, now is the time to begin planning where you would go and how you would get there. You do not need to travel hundreds of miles, but have multiple options. Your destination could be a friend or relative who doesn’t live in an evacuation zone. If you live in a well-built home outside the evacuation zone, your safest place may be to remain home. Be sure to account for your pets in your plan. As hurricane season approaches, listen to local officials on questions related to how you may need to adjust any evacuation plans based on the latest health and safety guidelines from the CDC and your local officials.

05/09/2021
Find out today what types of wind and water hazards could happen where you live, and then start preparing how to handle ...
05/09/2021

Find out today what types of wind and water hazards could happen where you live, and then start preparing how to handle them. Hurricanes are not just a coastal problem. Their impacts can be felt hundreds of miles inland, and significant impacts can occur without it being a major hurricane.

Find out today what types of wind and water hazards could happen where you live, and then start preparing how to handle them. Hurricanes are not just a coastal problem. Their impacts can be felt hundreds of miles inland, and significant impacts can occur without it being a major hurricane.

Hurricane Preparedness Week is May 9-15, 2021.Be ready for hurricane season. Today you can determine your personal hurri...
05/09/2021

Hurricane Preparedness Week is May 9-15, 2021.

Be ready for hurricane season. Today you can determine your personal hurricane risk, find out if you live in a hurricane evacuation zone, and review/update insurance policies. You can also make a list of items to replenish hurricane emergency supplies and start thinking about how you will prepare your home for the coming hurricane season. If you live in hurricane-prone areas, you are encouraged to complete these simple preparations before hurricane season begins on June 1. Keep in mind, you may need to adjust any preparedness actions based on the latest health and safety guidelines from the CDC and your local officials.

Hurricane Preparedness Week is May 9-15, 2021.

Be ready for hurricane season. Today you can determine your personal hurricane risk, find out if you live in a hurricane evacuation zone, and review/update insurance policies. You can also make a list of items to replenish hurricane emergency supplies and start thinking about how you will prepare your home for the coming hurricane season. If you live in hurricane-prone areas, you are encouraged to complete these simple preparations before hurricane season begins on June 1. Keep in mind, you may need to adjust any preparedness actions based on the latest health and safety guidelines from the CDC and your local officials.

Team work makes the dream work! Acushnet Fire and Emergency Management personnel working together and getting the site r...
05/08/2021

Team work makes the dream work! Acushnet Fire and Emergency Management personnel working together and getting the site ready for today's covid testing at the COA.

Team work makes the dream work! Acushnet Fire and Emergency Management personnel working together and getting the site ready for today's covid testing at the COA.

#MayThe4thBeWithYou and your pets this #NationalPetWeek! They are important members of your family, so make sure to prep...
05/07/2021

#MayThe4thBeWithYou and your pets this #NationalPetWeek! They are important members of your family, so make sure to prepare for emergencies with your pets in mind:

✅ Make a plan.
✅ Build an emergency kit.
✅ Stay informed.

More: ready.gov/pets

#MayThe4thBeWithYou and your pets this #NationalPetWeek! They are important members of your family, so make sure to prepare for emergencies with your pets in mind:

✅ Make a plan.
✅ Build an emergency kit.
✅ Stay informed.

More: ready.gov/pets

REMINDER:  Covid testing at the trailer behind the COA today between the hours 10am -1pm.
05/07/2021

REMINDER:
Covid testing at the trailer behind the COA today between the hours 10am -1pm.

REMINDER:
Covid testing at the trailer behind the COA today between the hours 10am -1pm.

05/06/2021

Covid Vaccine (J&J) is coming to Acushnet!

We are very pleased to announce that the Southcoast Health Wellness Van will be at the Council on Aging (rear parking lot) on Tuesday, May 11th (2pm-7pm) and again on Thursday, May 20th (2pm-7pm) conducting a WALK IN vaccination clinic.

Acushnet, here is your opportunity for local access, no registration required. We are trying to remove any and all barriers for residents to get vaccinated.

Seniors, if transportation is an issue please call the COA at 508-998-0280 and we will get you there (by plane, train or automobile).

Thank you Southcoast Health for becoming an important member of #TEAMACUSHNET.

Let's get this done!

May is #WildfireAwarenessMonth! Wildfires spread quickly. Learn more to keep safe before they start: 1. Recognize warnin...
05/05/2021

May is #WildfireAwarenessMonth! Wildfires spread quickly. Learn more to keep safe before they start:

1. Recognize warnings & alerts
2. Make an emergency plan & know your evacuation zone
3. Review important documents
4. Strengthen your home

Learn more: http://ready.gov/wildfires

May is #WildfireAwarenessMonth! Wildfires spread quickly. Learn more to keep safe before they start:

1. Recognize warnings & alerts
2. Make an emergency plan & know your evacuation zone
3. Review important documents
4. Strengthen your home

Learn more: http://ready.gov/wildfires

The risk for severe COVID-19 increases with age, with older adults at highest risk. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is especi...
05/05/2021

The risk for severe COVID-19 increases with age, with older adults at highest risk. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is especially important for them. Safe and effective COVID vaccines are here. Help empower and protect them by sharing trustworthy information about the vaccines with the older adults in your community.

Access the Older Adults Toolkit at WeCanDoThis.hhs.gov for resources, including factual answers to frequently asked questions, to help you have these important conversations.

The risk for severe COVID-19 increases with age, with older adults at highest risk. Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is especially important for them. Safe and effective COVID vaccines are here. Help empower and protect them by sharing trustworthy information about the vaccines with the older adults in your community.

Access the Older Adults Toolkit at WeCanDoThis.hhs.gov for resources, including factual answers to frequently asked questions, to help you have these important conversations.

Choosing Safer Activities If you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you can start doing many things that you had sto...
05/03/2021

Choosing Safer Activities

If you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you can start doing many things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic. Outdoor visits and activities are safer than indoor activities, and fully vaccinated people can participate in some indoor events with little risk. Fully vaccinated people can attend a small, outdoor gathering with fully vaccinated and unvaccinated people, as well as eat at outdoor restaurants with friends from multiple households.

Choosing Safer Activities

If you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you can start doing many things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic. Outdoor visits and activities are safer than indoor activities, and fully vaccinated people can participate in some indoor events with little risk. Fully vaccinated people can attend a small, outdoor gathering with fully vaccinated and unvaccinated people, as well as eat at outdoor restaurants with friends from multiple households.

MA has now administered over 6M total doses of the COVID vaccine and 2.5M people are fully vaccinated. Thanks to our hea...
05/03/2021

MA has now administered over 6M total doses of the COVID vaccine and 2.5M people are fully vaccinated. Thanks to our health care workers & local health partners for all the hard work to get us here! If you haven't been vaccinated yet, now's the time: http://ow.ly/WGNg50EBXTy

MA has now administered over 6M total doses of the COVID vaccine and 2.5M people are fully vaccinated. Thanks to our health care workers & local health partners for all the hard work to get us here! If you haven't been vaccinated yet, now's the time: http://ow.ly/WGNg50EBXTy

Do you know what to do after a storm hits? If your area has recently experienced one:🌳 Watch for fallen power lines and ...
05/03/2021

Do you know what to do after a storm hits? If your area has recently experienced one:
🌳 Watch for fallen power lines and trees. Report them immediately.
🧤 If you are cleaning up, wear sturdy shoes & gloves
💧 Don’t touch appliances if they are wet.
ready.gov/severe-weather

Do you know what to do after a storm hits? If your area has recently experienced one:
🌳 Watch for fallen power lines and trees. Report them immediately.
🧤 If you are cleaning up, wear sturdy shoes & gloves
💧 Don’t touch appliances if they are wet.
ready.gov/severe-weather

People taking advantage of the beautiful day today and getting tested. Testing at the trailer will take place until 12 n...
05/01/2021

People taking advantage of the beautiful day today and getting tested. Testing at the trailer will take place until 12 noon.

People taking advantage of the beautiful day today and getting tested. Testing at the trailer will take place until 12 noon.

Acushnet OEM /Alert-------------------...WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 2 AM EDTSATURDAY...* WHAT...WEST...
04/30/2021

Acushnet OEM /Alert
-------------------
...WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 2 AM EDT
SATURDAY...

* WHAT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH
EXPECTED.

* WHERE...ALL OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND.

* WHEN...FROM NOON TODAY TO 2 AM EDT SATURDAY.

* IMPACTS...GUSTY WINDS COULD BLOW AROUND UNSECURED OBJECTS.
TREE LIMBS COULD BE BLOWN DOWN AND A FEW POWER OUTAGES MAY
RESULT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

USE EXTRA CAUTION WHEN DRIVING, ESPECIALLY IF OPERATING A HIGH
PROFILE VEHICLE. SECURE OUTDOOR OBJECTS.

Acushnet OEM /Alert
-------------------
...WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 2 AM EDT
SATURDAY...

* WHAT...WEST WINDS 15 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH
EXPECTED.

* WHERE...ALL OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND.

* WHEN...FROM NOON TODAY TO 2 AM EDT SATURDAY.

* IMPACTS...GUSTY WINDS COULD BLOW AROUND UNSECURED OBJECTS.
TREE LIMBS COULD BE BLOWN DOWN AND A FEW POWER OUTAGES MAY
RESULT.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

USE EXTRA CAUTION WHEN DRIVING, ESPECIALLY IF OPERATING A HIGH
PROFILE VEHICLE. SECURE OUTDOOR OBJECTS.

The message should be clear.......GET THE VAX!
04/30/2021

The message should be clear.......
GET THE VAX!

The message should be clear.......
GET THE VAX!

The end of another successful COVID-19 testing clinic today.
04/30/2021

The end of another successful COVID-19 testing clinic today.

...SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK CONTINUES -- TORNADO SAFETYANDMAKING A PLANWE KNOW THAT TORNADOES DO OCCUR HERE, SUC...
04/30/2021

...SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK CONTINUES -- TORNADO SAFETY
AND
MAKING A PLAN

WE KNOW THAT TORNADOES DO OCCUR HERE, SUCH AS THE EF3 IN MONSON
AND SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS IN 2011, THE EF2 IN REVERE,
MASSACHUSETTS IN 2014, AND 17 EF0 AND EF1 TORNADOES IN SOUTHERN
NEW ENGLAND IN 2018. THE QUESTION IS, ARE PEOPLE PREPARED? TAKE
THESE STEPS TO ENSURE THAT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE SAFE DURING A
TORNADO WARNING.

WHEN YOUR AREA IS UNDER A TORNADO WARNING, OR IF YOU SEE A
TORNADO
APPROACHING, YOU SHOULD SEEK SHELTER IMMEDIATELY! MOST INJURIES
ASSOCIATED WITH HIGH WINDS ARE FROM FLYING DEBRIS, SO REMEMBER TO
PROTECT YOUR HEAD. THE FOLLOWING ARE SAFETY TIPS FOR SEEKING
SHELTER DURING HIGH WINDS AND TORNADOES.

IF YOU ARE IN A STRUCTURE SUCH AS A RESIDENCE, SMALL BUILDING,
SCHOOL, NURSING HOME, HOSPITAL, FACTORY, SHOPPING CENTER, OR HIGH-
RISE BUILDING:
1. GO TO A PRE-DESIGNATED AREA SUCH AS A SAFE ROOM, BASEMENT,
STORM CELLAR, OR THE LOWEST BUILDING LEVEL. IF THERE IS NO
BASEMENT, GO TO THE CENTER OF A SMALL INTERIOR ROOM ON THE
LOWEST
LEVEL (SUCH AS A CLOSET, BATHROOM, OR INTERIOR HALLWAY) AWAY
FROM
CORNERS, WINDOWS, DOORS, AND OUTSIDE WALLS. PUT AS MANY WALLS AS
POSSIBLE BETWEEN YOU AND THE OUTSIDE. GET UNDER A STURDY TABLE
AND USE YOUR ARMS TO PROTECT YOUR HEAD AND NECK.
2. IN A HIGH-RISE BUILDING, GO TO A SMALL INTERIOR ROOM OR
HALLWAY ON THE LOWEST FLOOR POSSIBLE. 3. DO NOT OPEN WINDOWS.

IF YOU ARE IN A MANUFACTURED HOME OR OFFICE:
1. GET OUT IMMEDIATELY AND GO TO A PRE-IDENTIFIED LOCATION SUCH
AS THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A STURDY, NEARBY BUILDING OR A STORM
SHELTER. MOBILE HOMES, EVEN IF TIED DOWN, OFFER LITTLE
PROTECTION
FROM TORNADOES.

IF YOU ARE OUTSIDE WITH NO SHELTER AVAILABLE, THERE IS NO SINGLE
RESEARCH-BASED RECOMMENDATION FOR WHAT LAST-RE

...SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK CONTINUES -- TORNADO SAFETY
AND
MAKING A PLAN

WE KNOW THAT TORNADOES DO OCCUR HERE, SUCH AS THE EF3 IN MONSON
AND SPRINGFIELD, MASSACHUSETTS IN 2011, THE EF2 IN REVERE,
MASSACHUSETTS IN 2014, AND 17 EF0 AND EF1 TORNADOES IN SOUTHERN
NEW ENGLAND IN 2018. THE QUESTION IS, ARE PEOPLE PREPARED? TAKE
THESE STEPS TO ENSURE THAT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE SAFE DURING A
TORNADO WARNING.

WHEN YOUR AREA IS UNDER A TORNADO WARNING, OR IF YOU SEE A
TORNADO
APPROACHING, YOU SHOULD SEEK SHELTER IMMEDIATELY! MOST INJURIES
ASSOCIATED WITH HIGH WINDS ARE FROM FLYING DEBRIS, SO REMEMBER TO
PROTECT YOUR HEAD. THE FOLLOWING ARE SAFETY TIPS FOR SEEKING
SHELTER DURING HIGH WINDS AND TORNADOES.

IF YOU ARE IN A STRUCTURE SUCH AS A RESIDENCE, SMALL BUILDING,
SCHOOL, NURSING HOME, HOSPITAL, FACTORY, SHOPPING CENTER, OR HIGH-
RISE BUILDING:
1. GO TO A PRE-DESIGNATED AREA SUCH AS A SAFE ROOM, BASEMENT,
STORM CELLAR, OR THE LOWEST BUILDING LEVEL. IF THERE IS NO
BASEMENT, GO TO THE CENTER OF A SMALL INTERIOR ROOM ON THE
LOWEST
LEVEL (SUCH AS A CLOSET, BATHROOM, OR INTERIOR HALLWAY) AWAY
FROM
CORNERS, WINDOWS, DOORS, AND OUTSIDE WALLS. PUT AS MANY WALLS AS
POSSIBLE BETWEEN YOU AND THE OUTSIDE. GET UNDER A STURDY TABLE
AND USE YOUR ARMS TO PROTECT YOUR HEAD AND NECK.
2. IN A HIGH-RISE BUILDING, GO TO A SMALL INTERIOR ROOM OR
HALLWAY ON THE LOWEST FLOOR POSSIBLE. 3. DO NOT OPEN WINDOWS.

IF YOU ARE IN A MANUFACTURED HOME OR OFFICE:
1. GET OUT IMMEDIATELY AND GO TO A PRE-IDENTIFIED LOCATION SUCH
AS THE LOWEST FLOOR OF A STURDY, NEARBY BUILDING OR A STORM
SHELTER. MOBILE HOMES, EVEN IF TIED DOWN, OFFER LITTLE
PROTECTION
FROM TORNADOES.

IF YOU ARE OUTSIDE WITH NO SHELTER AVAILABLE, THERE IS NO SINGLE
RESEARCH-BASED RECOMMENDATION FOR WHAT LAST-RE

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The MA Academic Public Health Volunteer Corps is looking for MA residents over 18yo to take a quick 10 min survey on the COVID-19 vaccines. The survey is anonymous and will be used to prepare communications materials to educate the community on COVID-19 vaccines. Thank you for your time! Here is the link to the survey: https://redcap.link/MAvaccinesurvey
just want to say thankyou to ems employees and volunteers for running another well organized covid testing today we appreciate your efforts.
A Message From the Emergency Pet Shelter Coordinator As more and more Senior Housing is accepting small dogs and with the Hurricane Season on us. Most senior living places run strictly on electric. If you have a dog and think you would have to go to a Emergency Temporary Shelter. Please, now is the time with all this COV19 virus to call your vet and get your dog a Kennel Cough Vaccine. This way you can get your appointment lined up. They will take your dog in and bring it back out to your car. Kennel Cough is a highly contagious virus in dogs. It only takes one sneeze or cough for it to be airborne and, it could be a disaster in a shelter causing all dogs to be quarantined. I have enclosed a link to educate on this virus. We want to have a safe shelter if we eve need to have to open one and a happy one. Many Boarding kennels and vets that board already require the vaccine. https://www.petmd.com/dog/conditions/respiratory/c_dg_canine_tracheobronchitis https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/kennel-cough-symptoms-treatment-and-prevention/ https://vaccinateyourpets.com/kennel-cough/
Today marks 80 years since the 1938 Hurricane. Enjoy the old footage!
We are watching a number of disturbances out in the Atlantic it's important to be prepared.
I love our agency and team. We may seem quiet and not around but, when the chips start to fall. They all come down. This would include a special dedicated team player. Heather Sylvia director of the Council Of Aging and her crew. They all chip in and do.
If for any reason you have to go to a shelter and you have a infant or toodler. Make sure you bring their Pack N Play portable crib.