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It is Braintree Emergency Management Agency, your Town’s Department of Civil Defense.
It is a Town department of an organized body of civilian trained volunteers that help the armed forces, police, and emergency services in the event of a national emergency, or a natural disaster for the protection of life and property in our community.
BEMA meets twice a week, every week to train and make sure the equipment that we have such as radio communications, lighting and generators are in working order at all times. “Trained Volunteer Ready at a Moment's Notice”.
Yes; the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), which is a program that educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist their family and others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event, when professional responders are not immediately available to help.
BEMA encourages CERT members to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in our community.