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Regional Preparedness

Massachusetts Emergency Preparedness Region 4b is comprised of Cambridge and 26 other communities that form a crescent around Boston. These communities have a combined population of 1,008,027.

Region 4b communities work together to prepare for and respond to public health emergencies. Region 4b is committed to working collaboratively across municipal boundaries and disciplines to become better prepared through emergency preparedness planning, plan development, ongoing workforce education and training, and multidisciplinary exercises.

Region 4b Communities

Arlington Belmont Braintree
Brookline Cambridge Canton
Chelsea Cohasset Dedham
Everett Hanover Hingham
Hull Milton Needham
Newton Norwell Norwood
Quincy Revere Scituate
Somerville Watertown Wellesley
Westwood Weymouth Winthrop

The Cambridge Public Health Department serves as the host agent for Region 4b.  In that capacity, the department provides fiscal and administrative management, and coordinates  planning and response activities for the region. 

Updated on September 2, 2015



To learn more about Massachusetts Emergency Preparedness Region 4b, please visit region4b.org or contact Alison Novak at
617-665-3871 or anovak@challiance.org.


Be on the front lines of public health emergencies by volunteering with the Region 4b Medical Reserve Corps.