Emergency Preparedness

Dear Amherst Residents,

The information on this page is important for your safety in times of emergency. Please share it with you family, friends and colleagues and take the time to sign up for our important alerts. This will serve you well in times of emergency and also help us as your public safety first responders, to help you. Take care, stay safe and let's take care of each other. 

Tim Nelson
Fire Chief, Emergency Management Director

Fire Chief Tim Nelson in helmet
  1. Be Informed
  2. Make A Plan
  3. Build A Kit
  4. Get Involved
  5. Covid-19
Being prepared means being informed. The more information you have before, during and after an emergency the better the odds of a positive outcome. Understanding the different types of emergencies and knowing what to do will also improve the likelihood of a positive outcome.

We've created this site to inform you of the different types of emergencies, to help you make a plan and build a kit to have with you should an emergency arise and to help you get involved with the community so that you can assist in keeping yourself safe.