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"To provide for the common defense and to protect the public peace, health, security and safety, and to preserve the lives and property of the people."


The Saugus Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) is a volunteer agency dedicated to preserving the lives and property of the citizens of Saugus, Massachusetts. The Agency is comprised of about 20 members.

Primarily activated during times of severe weather and other emergency situations, the agency has light search and rescue equipment and other specialized tools in order to assist the public in times of need. The agency is activated at the request of the Saugus Fire or Police Department or the State or Federal Emergency Management Agencies.

The Agency is affiliated with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), North Shore Civil Defense Council and the Saugus Fire & Police Departments.


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Preparedness Begins at Home

Planning ahead for an emergency will give you peace of mind and can keep your family and friends safe. Officials are preparing for a range of possible emergencies, from hurricanes and blizzards to a flu pandemic and acts of terrorism. You can help also! Below are three documents provided courtesy of the Cambridge Health Department that will help you in planning ahead for an emergency.
  • Home Preparedness Checklist (pdf) view
  • Home Preparedness Survey (pdf) view
  • Emergency Preparedness Begins at Home Brochure (pdf) view

Red Cross One Minute Update

January begins a New Year and another opportunity to answer an age-old question: What are your New Year's resolutions? Aside from the tried and true favorites - eat healthier, exercise more, spend more time with loved ones, give up smoking - the American Red Cross suggests adding a new goal that will help you and the ones you love stay healthy and safe. Resolve to Be Red Cross Ready in 2007! (Red Cross Newsletter)

Personal Safety Tips During This Time
Of Heightened National Alert

"Most major disasters and emergencies, which we, as a nation, have historically confronted, like blizzards, hurricanes and floods give us some warning and time for short-term, last-minute preparedness. Unfortunately, as we have seen, Terrorism does not afford us such a luxury" (Read More)

Flood Awareness

Are you looking for ways to protect your home from flooding? There are many things you can do. Some methods are fairly simple and inexpensive; others will require a professional contractor. This homeowner's checklist will help you become familiar with what you can do. (Read More)

Also, visit to download a flood hazard map of your area.

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