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REMA is the town agency with primary responsibility for ensuring the Town's resiliency to disasters.  REMA's director and deputy director oversee a trained staff of volunteers who stand ready to serve in the areas of planning, communications, operations, and logistics.  To that end, REMA has, since 1965, parented the Rehoboth Rescue Squad, a highly trained service of men and women who provide emergency services as First Responders and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), auto/bus/light truck extrication specialists, HAM RACES radio operators, ice & water rescue specialists, animal rescuers, and search & rescue response teams.  Together, the members of REMA and the Rehoboth Rescue Squad stand ready for an all hazards approach to emergency management.


As the town emergency management agency, REMA continues to build partnerships through the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as well as through other local entities to ensure the Town's ability to rapidly recover from disasters of all sizes by mitigating hazards, enhancing preparedness, providing effective response (Rehoboth Rescue Squad), and building the capacity to recover. 

DIRECTOR:  William Maiorano                       DEPUTY DIRECTOR:  Bernard Fagundes                            TELEPHONE: 774-371-0017

DO NOT APPROACH DOWNED TREES, UTILITY POLES, OR POWER LINES.  KEEP CLOSE WATCH OF YOUR PETS.  BEWARE OF HIDDEN LIVE WIRES.  PLEASE USE CAUTION WHEN

APPROACHING INTERSECTIONS.

FOLLOWING STORM EMERGENCIES, WATER IS AVAILABLE FOR REHOBOTH RESIDENTS AT

ALL THREE FIRE STATIONS


PLEASE BRING THE NECESSARY CONTAINERS.

BOTTLED WATER WILL ALSO BE PROVIDED.


334 Anawan Street  .  333 Tremont Street  .   104 Pleasant Street

Dial 911 for emergencies or 774-371-0017 for non-emergencies

SAFETY ISSUES

DISASTER INFORMATION and STORM RESOURCES

WATER

SHELTER

IF YOU NEED INFO ON DISASTER RELIEF AND POST-STORM RESOURCES, PLEASE CONTACT THE MASSACHUSETTS CALL CENTER BY DIALING 211

SHELTER ANNOUNCEMENTS WILL BE MADE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE THROUGH THE MEDIA, SOCIAL NETWORKING, OR BY CALLING  REMA or 774-371-0017

Among the emergency weather situations in Rehoboth during recent history were the devastating 2010 spring flood, Tropical Storm Irene in 2011, and the Halloween Snowstorm of 2011, and Hurricane Sandy in 2012.  REMA activated its members and the Rehoboth Rescue Squad to provide service in core areas including emergency shelters. In addition to the apparatus operated by the Rescue Squad, REMA also boasts a diesel powered, high-output emergency light tower trailer and a mobile command operations trailer where radio operators can communicate world wide.

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POWER OUTAGES:  National Grid at 1-800-322-3223 

DOWNED WIRE OR ELECTRICAL EMERGENCIES:  1-800-465-1212

VERIZON ISSUES:  1-800-837-4966

REMA RECOMMENDED EMERGENCY SUPPLIES FOR WINTER

As we approach into a time of possible winter storm activity, Rehoboth Emergency Management Agency would like to remind their citizens that they should have some basic supplies on hand in order to survive for at least three days if an emergency occurs.  Following is a listing of some basic items that every emergency supply kit should include.  However, it is important that individuals review this list and consider where they live and the unique needs of their family in order to create an emergency supply kit that will meet these needs.  Individuals should also consider having at least two supply kits, one full kit at home and smaller portable kits in their workplace, vehicle, or other places they spend time. 


BASIC EMERGENCY SUPPLY KIT

•    Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation

•    Food, at least a three day supply of non –perishable food

•    Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA weather radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both

•    Flashlight and extra batteries

•    First Aid Kit

•    Whistle to signal for help

•    Dust mask, to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter in place

•    Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation

•    Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities

•    Can opener for food (if kit contains canned food)

•    Local Maps

STORM INFORMATION

HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE TOWN’S SNOW  AND ICE REMOVAL POLICY?  

GO TO WINTER PREP INFO.


STORM SHELTER: Beckwith Middle

FOR THE LATEST INFO: REMA or 774-371-0017

INFORMATION AVAILABLE LINKS BELOW:

UPDATED STORM INFO WILL BE PUBLISHED ON THE FRONT PAGE OF REHOBOTH NOW

REMA RECEIVES FULL CERTIFICATION

June 2016 - Congratulations to the Rehoboth Emergency Management Agency (REMA) for receiving full certification from the state based on acceptance of the town’s comprehensive emergency management plan. Meeting quarterly, REMA consists of representatives from all local public safety groups including fire, police, rescue, ambulance, board of health, town nurse, animal control, schools, senior center, highway department and town administration.  The town’s accepted emergency management plan and full certification makes REMA eligible to apply for grants.