Longwood Medical Area (LMA) Emergency Exercises

At least twice per year, MASCO coordinates with the LMA Emergency Preparedness Committee (EPC) and first responder agency partners to host emergency exercises in the LMA or participate as part of city or regional events. Under simulated emergency conditions, emergency preparedness staff can become familiar with the LMA Emergency Plan and identify areas for revision or improvement.

Exercises include the LMA Joint Operations Center, which allows members to review the center’s activation and staffing protocols and communications systems. Inviting first responder agency partners to participate allows them to become familiar with the LMA Emergency Plan and the JOC, and fosters relationships between LMA emergency preparedness staff and their city, state, and federal counterparts.