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Local Preparedness

The Cambridge Public Health Department and other first responders lead the city’s disaster preparedness efforts.

As a member of the Cambridge Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), the department works closely with the city’s police, fire, and public works departments; local hospitals and businesses; and others to prepare for a range of potential disasters that could affect Cambridge and surrounding communities.

The department’s emergency preparedness staff have developed a plan for dispensing vaccines and medicines during a major emergency, organize trainings and “real world” exercises for the city’s first responders, and meet with business and community groups to discuss how they can prepare for disasters.


Revised on September 30, 2009


If you have questions about public health emergency preparedness in Cambridge, please call 617-665-3816.

If this is an emergency, please call 911.


Cambridge Public Health Department
119 Windsor Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
617-665-3800 (main)
617-665-3888 (fax)
617-643-0744 (TTY)

Hours: Monday-Friday:
8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
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Derrick Neal
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