The Massachusetts Mutual Aid Plan (MassMAP) is an emergency reporting tool and coordination system used to facilitate coordination and response support among participating nursing homes, assisted living residences, residential care facilities, and community health centers in times of a disaster. The system is used in partnership with members of the first responder, first receiver, emergency management, and ESF-8 community in Massachusetts.
The MassMAP system can serve as a valuable tool for response partners to ensure the coordination and common operating picture that may be needed in the event of an emergency. This course will provide attendees with an overview of the key components of the system, the emergency reporting process and procedures for MassMAP members, and typical support actions provided by response partners.
By the conclusion of this course, the learner will be able to:
- Explain the main purpose of the MassMAP System.
- Explain the responsibilities and main response actions of primary response partners in support of a MassMAP activation.
- Explain the MassMAP activation process and sequence of actions following a MassMAP activation, as stated in the MassMAP Process Document.
- Recognize MassMAP Emergency Reporting procedures that support situational awareness and the coordination of resources and/or health and medical services.
First responder, first receivers (hospitals), emergency management, public health, and ESF-8 agencies within the MBHSR.
Benjamin McNeil, MS
Associate Director, Healthcare System Preparedness, Response & Recovery
DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness
Office of Public Health Preparedness
The DelValle Institute for Emergency Preparedness is the Education & Training branch of the Office of Public Health Preparedness. In conjunction with Boston EMS, a bureau of the Boston Public Health Commission, the DelValle Institute provides high-quality all-hazards training and exercises to develop and enhance capabilities-based preparedness. This training is part of the Metro-Boston Homeland Security Region's training and exercise program, and is supported with federal funding from the US Department of Homeland Security's Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI). For more information regarding DelValle Institute funding, please visit the funding page.