Emergency Preparedness

With concerns about the possibility of a public health emergency such as a natural disaster, act of terrorism, or disease outbreak, you can take steps now to help you prepare in the event that a catastrophic event occurs. The Center for Disease Control provides step-by-step actions to protect yourself and your loved ones; see the link below as well as other important links to help educate and prepare you for handling stressful or dangerous situations.

The Emergency Team is located at the Rockport Police Station at 168 Main Street and includes Emergency Management Director Lieutenant Mark W. Schmink and Deputy Director Officer Daniel J. Mahoney. The team coordinates and notifies the public of significant and critical events.

The Town has a 'reverse 911' "code red" notification system for residents in the event of a natural or manmade disaster. Sign up to receive Code Red Alerts; this allows the notifications/instructions to be sent directly to your phone either by voice or text. You may also visit the Code Red - Community Notification Enrollment page to register for Code Red Alerts

(Please note: The Town will not share your phone/information with anyone; this information will be used only for the Code Red Alerts).

The Emergency Management Team, First Responders, Police, Fire, Volunteers, Board of Health, and Public Nurses are among the Town's many trained professionals to assist residents in emergencies depending upon the situation.