The Massachusetts-led Center will host training on emerging topics, including climate change, to enhance regional preparedness and community resiliency.
BOSTON — The Healey-Driscoll Administration today announced the launch of the Northeast Emergency Management Training & Education Center (NEMTEC), designed to strengthen regional response to climate change and other emergencies. Led by the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), this comprehensive training program will provide advanced education and expanded resources to New England’s emergency management professionals, who face evolving challenges due to the increasing complexity and frequency of crisis events.
The six New England states formed NEMTEC to meet a growing need among state and local emergency managers for improved access to training on emerging trends and expanding risks, including human-made hazards, infectious diseases, and climate and weather-related emergencies. NEMTEC participants from Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, Connecticut, and Rhode Island will learn the latest strategies, tactics, and skills to mitigate the severity of threats and improve outcomes.