Community Emergency Preparedness Resources

New Hampshire Emergency Management Office

State Office Park South, 33 Hazen Dr, Concord, New Hampshire 03305

(603) 271-2231


Vermont Emergency Management Office

Waterbury State Complex, 103 South Main Street, Waterbury, Vermont 05671-2101

(802) 244-8721 (800) 347-0488


New Hampshire Department of Health & Human Services Emergency Services Unit

Emergency Services Unit


Vermont Department of Health Emergency Services Unit

Emergency Medical Services

Health Center Emergency Preparedness Resources


CMS’s Emergency Preparedness Requirement Rule

On September 8, 2016 the Federal Register posted the final rule Emergency Preparedness Requirements for Medicare and Medicaid Participating Providers and Suppliers. The regulation went into effect on November 16, 2016. Health care providers and suppliers affected by this rule must comply and implement all regulations one year after the effective date, on November 15, 2017. More information about the rule, updates, and FAQs can be found here.

Emergency Preparedness Requirements_Rule_CMS_2017.pdf


Health Center Emergency Management Program Expectations

Health centers must have risk management policies and procedures in place that proactively and continually identify and plan for potential and actual risks to the health center in terms of its facilities, staff, clients, patients, financial, clinical, and organizational well-being. Plans and procedures for emergency management must be integrated into a health center’s risk management approach to assure that suitable guidelines are established and followed so that it can respond effectively and appropriately to an emergency. Health Center Emergency Management Program Expectations (


Other Health Center Emergency Preparedness Resources

There are a wide range of resources available to assist health centers in support of emergency management activities. Listed below are a number of federal references health centers may find helpful.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—Emergency Preparedness & Response

Food and Drug Administration—Bioterrorism/Counterterrorism

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration—Disaster Response

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health—Business Emergency Management

Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration—Emergency Preparedness and Response

State Offices and Agencies of Emergency Management—Contact Information

Department of Homeland Security