Emergency Management

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 Ready.gov to see what you can do to be better prepared. "We can't always predict emergencies but we can prepare."

Smart911 REVERSE 911: The Town of Erving participates in the Smart911 services provided by Rave Mobile Safety, 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 Smart911 service will be used to supplement our current communication plans and augment public safety/first responder services. It is important to keep your contact information up-to-date.  

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Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Philip Wonkka Emergency Management Director (413) 423-3866 ext. 1221
Donna LaClaire Deputy Emergency Management Director