FEMA Region 1 oversees federal emergency management for Tribal Nations of New England and the following states:
Our main office is located in downtown Boston; we also have a Regional Response Coordination Center located twenty miles west of Boston in Maynard, Massachusetts.
Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation
Potential impacts to the environment and cultural resources must be considered when a community applies for FEMA funding through Public Assistance, Hazard Mitigation Assistance and Preparedness Grants.
- Find resources to help conduct an environmental and historic preservation review
- Get guidance for grant applications
- View listings of regional environmental assessments and notices
Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning (Risk MAP)
Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning (Risk MAP) is a national FEMA program that works with states, tribes, territories and local communities to evaluate and better understand their current flood risk, as well as the actions that can be taken to mitigate and become more resilient against future risk.
- Learn about the Risk MAP program
- Search for existing local Risk MAP projects
- Find location-specific project information using Risk MAP products, which provide user friendly analysis of flood risks
Leadership and Contacts
Appointed in June 2019. Captain Webster previously served for eight years in Region 1 as New England’s first Federal Preparedness Coordinator (FPC) between 2008 to 2015. Before FEMA, Captain Webster served as the Deputy Federal Security Director for TSA Boston.
Russ Webster Full Bio
Paul F. Ford
Deputy Regional Administrator
He joined FEMA in 1992, first as a Natural Hazards Program Specialist in the Mitigation Division. Since then he’s served in a number of roles at FEMA including the Flood Insurance Program Regional Insurance Liaison and Regional Emergency Analyst.
Paul Ford Full Bio