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Are You Ready for an Emergency?

An emergency can happen anywhere, at any time, and can come in many forms. With the rise of climate hazards such as severe winter storms, flooding, and extreme heat in addition to other types of emergencies, there is no better time than now to improve your resilience to emergencies that may arise.

The City of Framingham wants you, your family, and your neighbors to be prepared in the event of an emergency. Review the emergency preparedness information and resources on this site, signup to receive alerts, and prepare an emergency plan today.


Make an Emergency Plan and Kit
Stay Connected
Preparing for Extreme Weather
Learn about Local Hazard Mitigation

Check out these climate preparedness interactive fliers created to help you and your family prepare for emergencies: 

English - Emergency Preparedness Flier

Portuguese - Emergency Preparedness Flier

Spanish - Emergency Preparedness Flier

Haitian Creole - Emergency Preparedness Flier

Watch for Website Emergency Alerts

Looking for the latest emergency updates using the City’s website? If there is an active emergency situation impacting the area for which the City sending out communications, relevant emergency alerts will be visible on the website header.

Sign Up to Receive Direct Emergency Alerts 

For a full list of communication systems that the City uses, check the Stay Connected page

Sign up to receive emergency alerts and severe weather warnings that could directly impact you and your family. The City of Framingham is able to send you emergency alerts via text message, email, pager, or voice mail (in extreme cases), based on your preferences. 


The system is intended to be used for emergency alerts, as well as non-emergency incidents that may have significant impacts to residents. Emergency Alerts could be related to specific hazards that require some kind of action be taken such as evacuation, shelter in place, boil water orders, etc. Non-emergency alerts could include significant transportation problems with prolonged impacts or significant ongoing police or fire activity. This list is not meant to be all inclusive, and demonstrates that this system will not be used for routine information. In addition to receiving information on your wireless device, you may also receive notification on your land telephone line (if you have one) depending on the type of incident or event. Please make sure to provide your address and preferred method(s) of contact. Adding your address will allow tailoring so you do not receive alerts that don’t pertain to your geographical area.

Text Framingham to 38276 to receive text messages from the City of Framingham.

These alerts are provided free of charge, however standard text messaging rates and other charges may apply. Message frequency varies. Text HELP to 38276 for help. Text STOP to 38276 to cancel. Our terms and conditions and privacy policy.