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Region 1

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 AssistanceHazard Mitigation Assistance and Preparedness Grants.

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.

Leadership and Contacts

Captain W. Russell Webster

Russ Webster
Regional Administrator

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

Leadership Region 1 - Paul Ford

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