The Town of Egremont has developed a comprehensive all-hazard emergency management plan for the Town. The plan's purpose is to facilitate the delivery of local, adjacent community, and state resources in the event of a disaster. As no single town has the resources to respond to a major incident, the plan uses mutual aid agreements with surrounding jurisdictions and the state to assist the Town.
Questions about preparedness, please email.
Cell Phone Service
Mobile telecommunication providers will be phasing out their 3G cellular networks and service. To be prepared, the FCC has provided guidance on what to do if you are affected. This phase-out affects your smartphone, medical devices, and home security systems.
The Town's Emergency Management Team encourages all residents to be prepared for weather events that affect us in the Berkshires - from severe thunderstorms to winter snows. The information and links on this page will help you better prepare yourself and your family for these events.
Please let us know if you or someone you know would like to be checked on in an emergency such as severe weather events or power outages! You may call or email the Police Department, and we would be happy to check in with you if the need arises.
It is important to note that National Grid may not be aware of your situation during a power outage. Please make sure they know of your power loss by calling them at 800-322-3223. Also, please contact the Egremont Police Department so we know of possible downed power lines, etc. You can reach Emergency Management at 413-528-2160.
National Grid Information on Power Outages
About Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency
MEMA is the state agency charged with ensuring the state is prepared to withstand, respond to, and recover from all types of emergencies and disasters, including natural hazards, accidents, deliberate attacks, and technological and infrastructure failures. MEMA's staff of professional planners, communications specialists, and operations and support personnel is committed to an all-hazards approach to emergency management. By building and sustaining effective partnerships with federal, state, and local government agencies and with the private sector - individuals, families, non-profits, and businesses - MEMA ensures the Commonwealth's ability to rapidly recover from large and small disasters by assessing and mitigating threats and hazards, enhancing preparedness, providing an effective response, and strengthening our capacity to rebuild and recover. For additional information about MEMA and Emergency Preparedness, go to Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.
Massachusetts Alerts: to receive emergency information on your smartphone, including severe weather alerts from the National Weather Service and emergency information from MEMA, download the free Massachusetts Alerts app. To learn more about Massachusetts Alerts and for details on downloading the free app onto your smartphone, visit the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency Mobile App page.