Emergency Management

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Devastating events, whether they are natural or man-made, can almost never be predicted. Nevertheless, there are things you can do to prepare for the unexpected and reduce the stress that you may feel now and later, should an emergency arise. Taking preparatory action can reassure you and your children that you can exert a measure of control even in the face of such events.


The Amesbury Office of Emergency Management is responsible for various duties in the interest of public safety. Below are just a few of those duties:

  • Supply Rehab to the Firefighters and Police Officers at major fires and other incidents.
  • Work directly with Amesbury Public Safety Departments during potentially catastrophic events such as:
    • Floods
    • Hurricanes
    • Ice Storms
    • Snow Storms
    • Tornados
    • Etc.
  • Participate with the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) out of Framingham, on events such as drills involving the Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant.
  • Assist Public Safety Departments with public education.
  • Provide mutual aid to neighboring Public Safety and Emergency Management Agencies.

Emergency Alerts

Please sign up for Smart911 Emergency Alerts for Amesbury.

Smart911 is now available to all residents, replacing the previous Swift911 system. Smart911 is a free service that allows individuals to receive notifications sent from local authorities to stay informed on potentially hazardous situations involving weather, parking bans, road closures, DPW operations, and emergencies. 

The switch to Smart911 allows residents to receive alerts via phone, text and email, and answer poll questions that will give Amesbury officials critical information during emergency situations. Individuals who are signed up for alerts will receive tailored updates based on their specific needs and geographic location.

Phone calls received from Amesbury's Smart911 system will come from 978-378-3980. You are encouraged to save the number in your contacts so you can recognize the incoming call. 

Please note: You are not able to reply to texts or emails sent by Alerts powered by Smart911.

If you were previously registered with Swift911, your information has been transferred to Smart911 and you will continue to receive emergency calls and texts. However, in order to make updates to your preferences, make changes to your phone number or cell phone carrier, and address, you must create an account with Smart911.


Need to Register with Smart911?

Signing up for Alerts powered by Smart911 is easy! Sign up here and register your contact information.

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Need to Update Your Smart911 Preferences?

To update your existing Alerts powered by Smart911 preferences, click here: https://www.smart911.com/smart911/ref/login.action?pa=amesburyma