Town of Provincetown
FY 2022 Budget
Division 3: Public Safety
291 Emergency Management
The Emergency Management budget is directed by the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), with Chief Jim Golden as the Town’s Emergency Management Director, and Health Director Morgan Clark as the Deputy Emergency Management Director. Marine Coordinator Rex McKinsey has been assigned the task of updating the emergency management plan in concert with the hazard mitigation planning team of Tim Famulare and Erin Ellis. Lieutenant Greg Hennick and Health Agent Lezli Rowell also support the Committee. The LEPC performs planning and administrative tasks in preparation for emergencies and incidents pursuant to Massachusetts Civil Defense Acts of 1950, C. 639A (as amended). The LEPC plans for, trains for, and conducts exercises for all hazards, including hazards that require the opening of the Provincetown-Truro Emergency Shelter. The LEPC maintains the Board of Health Emergency Operations Plan as required by the Centers for Disease Control and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. LEPC members represent Provincetown in Barnstable County Regional Planning Committee (BCREPC) activities and trainings.
The Town of Provincetown’s Department of Emergency Management is responsible for an emergency management plan that prepares for public response and recovery efforts that relieve and reduce human suffering, property damage, and environmental impact in the event of natural or man-made disaster, weather event, catastrophe or the threat thereof. The Department of Emergency Management works in conjunction with State, Federal and Local authorities, including private entities and all other municipalities on Cape Cod when required and to develop, maintain and implement the Continuity of Operations or Government (COOP/COG) plans.
Major Accomplishments for 2020
• Assigned staff to plan and participate in Emergency Management initiatives including review and update Hazard Mitigation Plan.
• Participated in Hurrevac, Public Information Officer, and Emergency Procurement training.
• Developed and strengthened network relationships at the County, State, Federal, and Plural Sector levels.
FY 2022 Objectives
- Update the Town’s existing Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan to ensure State and Federal compliance. Ensure consistancy with other planning documents such as Hazard Mitigation, Local Comprehensive Plan, Municipal Vulnerability Plan and Harbor Plan.
- Design and execute a training curriculum to enhance LEPC and Town Staff Emergency Response capacities.
- Design public awareness programs to inform all residents and visitors of local disaster preparedness activities.
- Pursue grant funding opportunities in line with goals.
- Keeps the Select Board informed thru the Town Manager on all emergency management matters and acts as the Town’s representative in dealing with other governmental and private organization concerned with emergency management.