Emergency Management

Melrose Emergency Management, using the guidelines of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), facilitates planning, secures and provides resources to help protect the residents and the business community from hazards that threaten Melrose and provides assistance. This is done through the four phases of Emergency Management; Preparedness (Planning, Training, exercising), Response, Mitigation and Recovery.  Working in close partnership with city departments and our Regional/State Partners, EM plans and prepares for emergencies, educates the public about emergency preparedness, conducts training exercises and performs other services to support the City’s overall preparedness.  EM follows an all-hazards approach, preparing for various types of emergencies – natural or man-made.

The Emergency Management Department is responsible for coordinating city, state, federal and private resources during emergencies and disasters, by effective planning and coordinated use of all personnel and equipment.  The department coordinates effective relocation plans that prepare for, respond to, mitigate and recover from emergencies, both natural and manmade.


Staff Contacts

Name Phone
Allan Alpert (781) 979-4411