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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.


Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices: Managing Threats and Protecting Patients

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2018 Public Health Emergency Preparedness Capabilities – National Standards for State and Local Planning

These are the national standards for public health preparedness capability-based planning and will assist planners in identifying gaps in preparedness,…

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W MA HMCC Member Discussion Forums Guidebook

This guide is designed to assist HMCC members in getting setup to participate in member discussion forums by providing an…

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