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Massachusetts Emergency Management Director Orientation Program (MDOP)

The goal of this course is to acquaint the learner with the position of a municipal Emergency Management Director (EMD), including history and underlying principles of emergency management, key areas of emphasis, the EMD’s roles and responsibilities, and tips for getting started.

At the conclusion of this program, the learner should be able to:

  • Identify the principles and authorities that are the foundation of emergency management.
  • Describe the roles and responsibilities of a municipal Emergency Management Director (EMD).
  • Identify strategies for developing a preparedness program.
  • Indicate the significance of planning, training, and exercising in emergency management.
  • Describe the emergency manager’s role in relation to emergency response.
  • Identify key considerations in managing an emergency management program.
Date(s)  Wed. Aug 17, 2022 8:00a - 12:00p 
Location MEMA Region III/IV
1002 Suffield Street, Agawam MA 01001 
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Handicap Accessibility Yes
WiFi Access  
Offered By Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency 
Primary Instructor Roy, Bonnie L. (IP) 
Course Length Partial Day (3-4 Hours) 
Course Hours
Award Credentials
Equivalent Prerequisites
Target Audience New Municipal Emergency Management Directors 
Eligibility ​Applicants must fully complete the justification field of the application describing their duties as a municipal Emergency Management Director or Deputy Director. . Those that do not meet the Target Audience maybe wait listed or declined.  

Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request, including accommodations for special dietary needs when food is provided. To request an accommodation, please include a description of the accommodation you will need, including as much detail as you can provide. Please also include a way we can contact you if we need more information. Please provide at least two weeks (14 days) advanced notice. Last minute requests will be accepted but may be impossible to fill. Send an e-mail to Sara Parmenter, ADA Coordinator at or call 508-820-2060.


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