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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.


Emergency Water Supply Planning Guide Grab-and-Go Summary

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Emergency Water Supply Planning Guide for Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities

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CDC Pandemic Influenza Community Mitigation Guidelines

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CDC Pandemic Influenza Community Mitigation Guidelines Technical Reports 1 and 2 in Full

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Healthcare and Public Health Cybersecurity Primer: Cybersecurity 101

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Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Measles in Healthcare Settings

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