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Preparedness Projects

The Western Massachusetts Region Homeland Security Advisory Council (WRHSAC) has assisted in developing many preparedness projects for Western Massachusetts residents. Among these many projects, the WRHSAC has created the Western Mass Ready website, a public service advertising (PSA) campaign for residents in Western Massachusetts, designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural and man-made disasters. For more information on preparedness projects in the region, please visit the Western Mass Ready website at

Preparedness Projects include:

Functional Needs – Individuals Requiring Additional Assistance (IRAA)

IRAA Schools


Regional Emergency Shelter Planning

Evacuation Planning

Faith Community Partnering for Emergency Preparedness 

Disaster Recovery Planning  and

Disaster Animal Response Team (DART) Response Plan Template and Materials

Emergency Rest Centers Guides and Templates