FEMA Region I administers FEMA programs and coordinates federal disaster response in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont and in the ten Tribal Nations of New England. Our main office is located dowtown Boston; we also have a Regional Response Coordination Center located twenty miles west of Boston in Maynard, Massachusetts.
Roughly 90 percent of the region's 14.5 million residents are within approximately four hours' driving time, allowing quick response of employees and deployment resources to disaster sites throughout the region. Regional staff work as a team with state, local and tribal governments as well as non-profit groups, private sector and other key stakeholders.
What We Do And Who We Are
From our offices in Boston and Maynard, we work in partnership with state, local and tribal emergency management officials to protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards. We have identified and assessed natural and man-made hazards within the region.
FEMA currently employs approximately 200 individuals at the Region I office. Staff members are responsible for administering all FEMA-related programs at the regional level and provide immediate reponse to disasters in the region. During times of disaster, the region can draw from a workforce of thousands of reservists who are experienced in areas ranging from delivery of disaster assistance to public information and more.
Find out more about our leadership team:
- Captain Russ Webster, USCG (Ret.), CEM - Regional Administrator
- Paul F. Ford - Deputy Regional Administrator
Search for and find out more about declared disasters affecting your state or tribe on our Disasters page.
99 High St.
Boston, MA 02110