Post Content

MOD Personal Emergency Preparedness logo. Text: Learn, Prepare, Respond! Photo of emergency preparedness kit and supplies. Supplies shown include water pouch, flashlight, toiletries, first aid supplies, drinking water, radio. Text: This program is funded under a grant from FEMA's Grant Program Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

New program logo and Go-Pack contents

The Massachusetts Office on Disability (MOD) Personal Emergency Preparedness (ER) Training program has made several new updates. The program now has an official logo you will see on MOD’s website, materials and on our new pop-up screen for trainings.

Our Personal Emergency Preparedness Supplemental Information Packet has been updated with new resources available online. The packet contains all handouts that are distributed in our ER trainings.

With help from Holyoke’s Emergency Management Director and the Worcester Emergency Management Department, MOD’s Personal Emergency Preparedness Planning Workbook has been created. By completing the Workbook, individuals will create a detailed, personal, written plan for emergencies using the “Personal Emergency Preparedness Checklist.”  A completed workbook will contain important information including the individual’s emergency contact information; lists of medications, medical conditions, allergies, equipment, and vendors; health care provider contact information, and community hazards. The Workbook also contains instructions on how to locate local shelter, space to fill out an evacuation plan, and a list of items to include in an emergency kit.

The Personal Emergency Preparedness training map (also available online with a supplemental PDF list) indicates every city or town that has held ER Training(s) since 2007. If you would like MOD to host one of these meetings for your organization or group, please feel free to contact DaLonn Pearson, Emergency Preparedness Training Coordinator at (800) 322-2020 ext. 27332 or email DaLonn at


Written By:

Emergency Preparedness Training Coordinator


Recent Posts

“Breaking Barriers” Art Exhibit Gallery and Audio Description posted on Nov 8

Below each row is a media player of audio descriptions of each image in that row. Click on an image to enlarge and for more information.

Employers & Employees Encouraged to Participate in National Disability Employment Awareness Month posted on Oct 4

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), and employers and employees across the Commonwealth are encouraged to participate.  The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, as the largest employer in the state, is endeavoring to build awareness and increase education about disability employment issues.  We also celebrate   …Continue Reading Employers & Employees Encouraged to Participate in National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Massachusetts Office on Disability Art Exhibit: “Breaking Barriers” posted on Sep 28

Massachusetts Office on Disability Art Exhibit: "Breaking Barriers"

The Massachusetts Office on Disability (MOD) asked the public to submit original artwork that depicts the theme of “Breaking Barriers” and received dozens of amazing entries from talented individuals across the Commonwealth. View a gallery of the featured artwork.