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PEMA Area Offices

PEMA Area Offices (central, eastern, and western) work as the field extension of PEMA, coordinating with commonwealth agencies, county and municipal government, volunteers, and the private sector, to assist in the prevention of, preparedness for, response to, and recovery from all types of disasters.

Area offices provide on-site coordinated assistance to emergency management coordinators and commissioners in all 67 counties, and other elected officials and their emergency management staffs during times of human-caused or natural disasters.

Each area office has a small staff of emergency management specialists that can provide assistance and expertise to counties before, during, and after a disaster, as well as routine assistance to county emergency management agencies for efforts associated with:

  • Planning
  • Training
  • Exercise design and development
  • Hazardous material
  • Professional management skills development