The Town of Falmouth Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is comprised of:
Administrators From Elderly/Assisted Living Facilities
Members of the Local Police and Fire Rescue Departments
Representatives From Local Institutions (Falmouth Hospital, MBL, WHOI )
Town Department Heads
Volunteers From Local Organizations (CERT, FARA)
The LEPC has taken significant steps to prepare for and respond to natural disasters, accidental disasters, threats and/or acts of terrorism. Our purpose includes, but is not limited to, coordinating emergency preparedness training, providing education and outreach activities within our community and increasing local emergency response capabilities. We work closely with state and federal agencies to provide Town personnel and LEPC members with the specialized training and equipment needed to respond to potential incidents.
We are fortunate to maintain a dedicated membership from a broad spectrum of the community. Our monthly meetings are held in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), which is outfitted with up-to-date communications and digital equipment. The EOC is located on the 2nd floor of Falmouth Fire Rescue Headquarters, 399 Main Street. Monthly meetings, held on the 4th Thursday of every month at 2 p.m., include frequent table top exercises designed to test our real-time responses to mock scenarios: such natural and accidental disasters as hurricanes, blizzards and gas leaks, and also pandemic and bioterrorism threats.
These exercises enable the committee to develop and integrate innovative and effective response plans and procedures for potential disasters in an effort to increase safety and preparedness throughout our community. The public is always welcome to attend our meetings.