Emergency Management Team

Emergency Management of COVID-19

With the current advisories to keep proper social distance, limiting contact with others and staying at home as much as possible, the Shutesbury Emergency Management Team realizes that this puts a strain on all of us. Life as we know it has drastically changed, at least for the near future. We also realize that some of our residents may need additional support.

If you or someone you know is having difficulty with getting food or other supplies or you believe that they should be checked on by Police or Fire personnel, please let us know.

You can do this by calling either the Fire Station at 259-1211, the Police Department at 259-1279, or the Town Administrator at 259-1214. If no one answers, please leave a brief message and we will call you back. 

We are concerned that the current situation may be especially challenging to our elderly and physically challenged residents. Many agencies that provide services that normally help, have been severely limited or put on hold entirely. Therefore while limited in our resources, the Shutesbury Emergency Management team wants to try to make sure that no one falls through the cracks and is left unchecked.

Once again, if you or someone you know needs help, please let us know.


Additional county resources can be found online at Look4help.org.

Also check current pandemic information posted here on the Town of Shutesbury web site.

Remember, we are all in this together.

Thank you and be safe,
The Shutesbury Emergency Management Team


Shutesbury uses the CodeRED Community Notification System to send important alerts and time-sensitive messages to residents and Town employees.  Get information on the CodeRED system here.
Sign up or update your CodeRED information here.

Here are the Caller IDs that will show on your telephone:

866-419-5000 or Emergency Alert for Emergency Notifications
855-969-4636 or Community Alert for General Notifications

Become familiar with what comes up on your phone — and add them to the contact list on your phone(s) so you do not ignore these potentially important calls. If you missed the call and would like to hear the last message delivered to your phone, simply dial the number back and you will be able to replay the message.


Town of Shutesbury 2014 Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Shutesbury Emergency Management Team (EMT), in partnership with the Franklin Regional Council of Governments (FRCOG) Planning Department, has developed the Town of Shutesbury Draft 2014 Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan.  Funding for the plan development has been provided through a grant from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).  

Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan - Dec. 2014 Draft

Once the plan is approved by FEMA and adopted by the Town, Shutesbury will be eligible for state and federal grant monies to fund pre- and post-disaster mitigation projects to reduce the impact of future natural and man-made disasters.  These funds are co-administered on behalf of FEMA by MEMA and the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR). 

Copies of the draft plan are available for review and public comment at the Shutesbury Town Hall located at 1 Cooleyville Rd., and at the M.N. Spear Memorial Library located at 10 Cooleyville Rd. (Use link above for a digital copy.) On December 16, the Selectboard will be taking comments during their Selectboard meeting at the town hall at 8:00am. The comment period ends on December 19, 2014.  Comments should be directed to Becky Torres, Town Administrator, at 413-259-1214 or townadmin -at- shutesbury.org and/or Pat Smith, FRCOG Senior Land Use Planner, at (413) 774-3167 x134 or psmith -at- frcog.org


Western Massachusetts Ready

Below is the cover page from an informational document created in collaboration with the Western Massachusetts Regional Homeland Security Advisory Council.

This was distributed in a town-wide mailing in February 2011. The dynamic document is available on the internet at the following address.


Note:  After opening any of the heading tabs,
reclicking them will bring you back to the main list. 

The Shutesbury Emergency Management Team encourages you to read through the information on the Western Mass Ready website — and create the recommended Emergency Kits for your household.