The Barnstable County Regional Emergency Planning Committee (BCREPC) is a coalition of law enforcement, fire service, health care, public health, public works, EMS, military, and numerous other affiliated agencies as outlined by the Massachusetts State Emergency Response Committee (SERC).  It represents the towns of Barnstable, Bourne, Brewster, Chatham, Dennis, Eastham, Falmouth, Harwich, Mashpee, Orleans, Provincetown, Sandwich, Truro, Wellfleet, and Yarmouth in Barnstable County, and the town of Nantucket in Nantucket County. 

The BCREPC meets monthly to provide updates, presentations on current disaster management topics and to hold an open discussion on a variety of emergency pre-planning subjects relevant to Cape Cod and Nantucket. 

Our purpose is to harness the power of planning, cooperation, and interoperability to assist Cape Cod communities to mitigate the threat from any hazard which may require the response of multiple jurisdictions. 

Multi-Agency Coordination Center (MACC) Did you know that when an emergency or a natural disaster strikes, the BCREPC Multi-Agency Coordination Center (MACC) activates at its location at the Barnstable County Complex?  Its purpose is to provide emergency resources to towns if needed.  The MACC directs the opening of regional emergency shelters in the event of natural disasters that significantly impact our region.  


Cape Cod Police and Fire: Emergency Numbers for all 15 Towns and the Islands HERE

In light statewide 911 outage that took place on June 18, 2024, we have compiled a centralized list of emergency contact numbers in each of Cape Cod’s 15 towns, as […]

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Barnstable County’s Emergency Preparedness Director Chip Reilly Urges Residents to Be Ready as Atlantic Hurricane Season Approaches

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Summer Showers Bring…Lightning and Thunder! Tips to Stay Safe in a Storm.

Summer is rapidly approaching on Cape Cod, and with it comes a heightened risk for thunder, lightning, and even tornados. Did you know? Lightning can strike anyplace on Earth. In […]

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FREE Webinar on 5/23: Organizations Preparing for Emergency Needs (OPEN) Training

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Emergency Preparedness Training for People with Disabilities

Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Office on Disability (MOD)*, is pleased to offer a specialized training session on emergency preparedness for people with […]

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Do Not Drink Order Lifted in the Town of Harwich Following Inadvertent Release of Firefighting Foam

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