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First Responder Mental Health Resilience Conference

The Western Region Homeland Security Advisory Council was proud to offer our inaugural First Responder Mental Health Resilience Conference in October of 2022. This exciting virtual experience provided leading-edge approaches…

Drive-through tent setup for use

Regional Equipment Caches

Both WRHSAC and the Emergency Preparedness Program have built up equipment caches for use in emergencies and planned events.  Placed strategically throughout the region, these goods and equipment are available…

Participants in an emergency exercise discuss strategy

Emergency Preparedness Planning

The Emergency Preparedness Program partners with Franklin County communities to facilitate the continuous improvement of emergency management in the region. We do this by: Coordinating preparedness efforts amongst town governments,…

Participants in a hospital evacuation exercise exiting the facility.

Western MA Health & Medical Coordinating Coalition

The FRCOG serves as the sponsoring organization of the Western Massachusetts Health and Medical Coordinating Coalition (HMCC). The HMCC coordinates public health and medical emergency preparedness in the four westernmost…

motorola radio

Emergency Communications System

The FRCOG oversees a regional interoperable communications system linking police, fire, emergency medical services, and dispatch communications throughout and beyond the Franklin County region. In 2021, Franklin County Emergency Services…

Cybersecurity Capacity Building Workshops

WRHSAC awarded funds to the Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG) to conduct the series of Cybersecurity/IT Capacity Building Workshops as recommended by the study noted above. The workshops were…

Children in Disasters

The Western Region Homeland Security Council (WRHSAC) is engaged in a multi-phase project to address the needs of children in disasters, natural or human-made. The project will address gaps regarding…

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