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The 2016 Boston Marathon Spectator Guidelines Posted on Apr 6

The 2016 Boston Marathon Spectator Guidelines

This is a guest blog post from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). The 120th running of the Boston Marathon will be held on Patriot’s Day, Monday, April 18, 2016. This year, 30,000 registered participants will run the 26.2-mile course, which starts in Hopkinton and   …Continue Reading The 2016 Boston Marathon Spectator Guidelines

It’s National Distracted Driving Awareness Month: Pay Attention to the Road Posted on Apr 5

It’s National Distracted Driving Awareness Month: Pay Attention to the Road

This is a guest blog post from the Highway Safety Division (HSD) of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS). April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and in Massachusetts, it’s a time to think about how dangerous our roads are because of   …Continue Reading It’s National Distracted Driving Awareness Month: Pay Attention to the Road

Workers’ Rights in Massachusetts: Workplace Safety Posted on Mar 24

Workers’ Rights in Massachusetts: Workplace Safety

If you work in Massachusetts, you have the right to fair wages, a safe workplace, and workers’ compensation. The Workers’ Rights blog series will cover these rights and more for workers across the state. The first part of the series will discuss workplace safety.      …Continue Reading Workers’ Rights in Massachusetts: Workplace Safety

Get Involved in Your Community with Disaster Preparedness and Response Posted on Jan 26

Get Involved in Your Community with Disaster Preparedness and Response

When disaster strikes, resources are often tight and coordination is vital. By joining a disaster response organization and receiving the proper training before an emergency hits, you can support first responders and keep your community safe. Well-meaning volunteers who show up to disaster sites unprepared   …Continue Reading Get Involved in Your Community with Disaster Preparedness and Response

Winter Driving Safety in Massachusetts Posted on Dec 17

Winter Driving Safety in Massachusetts

If the weather outside is frightful, driving will not be delightful. You should avoid driving during severe weather if at all possible. However, if you do need to drive, here are some tips from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and Massachusetts Department of Transportation   …Continue Reading Winter Driving Safety in Massachusetts

Winter Safety Tips Posted on Dec 3

Winter Safety Tips

While Massachusetts winters mean skiing, ice skating, and scenic views across the state, they can also bring extreme cold and severe winter storms. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), Department of Fire Services (DFS), Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), Department of Energy Resources (DOER), and   …Continue Reading Winter Safety Tips

Tips to Prevent Cooking Fires This Thanksgiving Posted on Nov 19

Tips to Prevent Cooking Fires This Thanksgiving

Every Thanksgiving, families across Massachusetts come together to give thanks and share a great meal. But all the hustle and bustle of this joyous holiday can also pose some serious risks. More fires at home occur on Thanksgiving than any other day of the year.   …Continue Reading Tips to Prevent Cooking Fires This Thanksgiving

What Is the Abused Person’s Notice of Rights? Posted on Oct 7

Domestic abuse can be sexual, physical, and emotional, and affects people of all ages and backgrounds. If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship, you aren’t alone. A 2010 report on intimate partner violence by the National Center for Injury Prevention and   …Continue Reading What Is the Abused Person’s Notice of Rights?

The Importance of Working Smoke Alarms Posted on Sep 29

The Importance of Working Smoke Alarms

This is a guest blog post from the Department of Fire Services. No one thinks a fire will happen in their own home, but in 2014 in Massachusetts, there were more than 28,000 fires, which caused 54 civilian deaths, 308 civilian injuries, 437 firefighter injuries,   …Continue Reading The Importance of Working Smoke Alarms

Make a Plan to Be Prepared for Emergencies Posted on Sep 16

Make a Plan to Be Prepared for Emergencies

This is a guest blog post from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency. Disasters can happen at any time. Over the last several years, Massachusetts has experienced tropical storms, tornadoes, blizzards, power outages, water system failures, and an act of terrorism. To promote the importance of   …Continue Reading Make a Plan to Be Prepared for Emergencies