The Town of Winchester has a comprehensive emergency management plan, as
well as a highly skilled emergency management team in place. You can be
assured that in the event of an emergency that all emergency services will
continue to protect our residents.
In general, residents should always be prepared for an emergency such as a
hurricane, blizzard or power outage. Provisions should be stored to last for
three days. These preparations include food, water (one gallon per person
per day), medications, flashlights, batteries, portable radio, etc.
Residents requiring special equipment to sustain in-home medical treatment,
should contact the fire department (781-729-1801) for assistance or guidance.
In an EMERGENCY requiring fire, police, or ambulance response, DIAL 911.
In the event of any attack or other emergency that will directly effect
Winchester, the appropriate steps will be taken by town officials. Resident
are reminded to keep informed by listening to the local TV and radio media.
Should the necessity for evacuation occur, emergency personnel will
coordinate and assist in the effort directly. Otherwise, residents should
remain in their homes and minimize any potential for danger.
A copy of Winchester's Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan is available
at the Winchester Public Library for public inspection and online.
Winchester's Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEM)
Personal Safety Tips During Time of Heightened National Alert (many state and federal links)
Winchester Board of Health (many health and emergency links)
Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Are You Ready? National Security Emergencies (pdf document, 627 kB)
Are You Ready? A Guide To Citizen Preparedness (pdf, Word, and text versions)
Department of Homeland Security
You will need Acrobat Reader to read pdf documents. If you don't have Acrobat Reader installed on your computer, you can download it for free here.