Home Preparedness for Brookline Residents

Creating an Emergency Plan

Disasters are, by their nature, unpredictable and can cause significant emotional stress for those located both within and outside of the disaster zone. For this reason, the Brookline Department of Public Health is encouraging all Brookline residents to have a plan in place, prior to an emergency, to ensure that you and your family have an updated communication plan and adequate emergency supplies for your home.

Creating and regularly reviewing your emergency plan will help you understand what to do, who to call, and where to go in an emergency. View the Emergency Preparedness Brochure or check out the Department of Homeland Security’s Emergency Survival Kit for additional and useful information.

Emergency Preparedness Program

The Brookline Health Department has developed an Emergency Preparedness Begins at Home educational program that has been presented together with the Brookline Police Department to more than 40 organizations in Brookline. If you are interested in learning more about this free, interactive emergency preparedness program, please email Cheryl Anne Snyder or call 617-730-2656.

Animal Emergency Preparedness

In an emergency, take your pets! Download our Pet Emergency Kit Checklist. Remember: if you go, they go!

For more information on how to prepare your pets in case of emergencies please visit the State of Massachusetts Animal Response Team website.