Boston, MA -- FEMA is pleased to announce the creation of two new Citizen Corps Councils in Massachusetts. We congratulate the State and its citizens on answering President Bush?s call to service. These Councils will help drive volunteer efforts by coordinating Citizen Corps programs and expanding and creating opportunities for citizens to get involved with the State?s emergency preparedness and response efforts.
Citizen Corps Councils are integral to arranging necessary volunteer training and providing information for public education and awareness efforts. Working with State and Federal agencies, Citizen Corps Councils will coordinate important programs at the local level such as Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT), Volunteers in Police Service, Neighborhood Watch, and Medical Reserve Corps.
For more information about the activities of the Councils, and for information on how other Massachusetts residents can get involved, we are pleased to provide you with the following contact information:
Massachusetts State Citizen Corps Point of Contact: Barbara Legatowicz
Title: Planner, Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)
Address: 400 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA 01702-5399
Phone: (508) 820-2032
FAX: (508) 875-2518
Beverly Emergency Management Citizen Corps Council, Beverly, MA
Contact: Mark Foster
Title: Emergency Management Director
Phone: (978) 922-5680
Fitchburg Citizen Corps Council, Fitchburg, MA
Contact: Michael Spano
Title: Deputy Fire Chief
Phone: (978) 345-9660
Thank you for your continued support of FEMA and for your guidance and assistance in the aftermath of September 11, 2001. FEMA is grateful for the leadership you have displayed to your constituents and the nation as a whole. For further information about Citizen Corps please visit our website at www.citizencorps.gov, or contact Region 1 at (617) 223- 9509.