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You can contact the Region 1 HMCC Duty Officer to request assistance or provide information/situational awareness.

call the Duty Officer at (413) 773-1502

with no request for assistance from the Duty Officer email

The FRCOG serves as the sponsoring agency of a 94-town Western Massachusetts Health and Medical Coordinating Coalition (HMCC) funded by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The HMCC  coordinates public health and medical emergency preparedness in Region 1 (Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, and Hampshire Counties).

More about HMCC

Here are shortcuts to some of our most requested resource documents. This is only an overview of the kinds of information that can be found on this site, and there are many more documents that cover planning, exercises, best practices, incident management, recovery, and other topics.

For a complete list of resource documents available on the HMCC website, choose whether you’d like to see them all on one page or organized by topic.


Stop the Bleed Training Kits

The Western MA HMCC now offers bleeding control training kits to western MA organizations to borrow, free of charge, when…

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Cyber Essentials Leader’s Guide Infographic

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Public Health Planning Toolkit for At-Risk Individuals with Access and Functional Needs

A compilation of resources to assist in public health preparedness planning for individuals with access and functional needs.

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Do No Harm 2.0

Chapter One—“Why Should We Care?”—gives a high-level overview describing the cybersecurity challenges and constraints facing the healthcare sector. Some of…

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Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices Appendices: Resources and Templates

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Technical Volume 2: Cybersecurity Practices for Medium and Large Health Care Organizations

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