Taunton Emergency Management Agency’s mission is to help safeguard the lives of Taunton residents, assist in protecting property damage, and to implement comprehensive emergency management strategies that benefit the entire community. Through proactive planning, Taunton will be better prepared to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or other man-made disasters that may impact the city.
- Does Taunton Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) assist with basement flooding?
The Taunton Emergency Management Agency no longer provides routine assistance to homeowners with flooded basements. Homeowners can view this link comprehensive list of local retailers who sell and/or rent pumps and a number of private companies who provide pump-out service for a fee.
- How does one become a volunteer?
The Taunton Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) is the only city public-safety agency that welcomes volunteers. To become a TEMA volunteer, one must be at least 18 years old. In addition, one must complete an application and a CORI check. While there are no special skill requirements, all volunteers must be able to work well with others, be TEMA players, and attend certain training programs. The agency is fortunate to have many great volunteers, and it continues to welcome new individuals willing to assist the agency during emergencies.
- Where can I find detailed information on what I need to be prepared?
You always may call our office directly at 508-821-1026. We will be happy to assist you. You also may click on the different resource links provided on our home page. A good one for individuals, businesses, and kids is the "Get Ready Now" site.