Emergency Management


Peter A. Shedd, Emergency Management Director

Deputy Directors: Roxene Shedd, Lloyd Grover, and Bill Montiglio

256 South Street, Bernardston, MA 01337

Telephone: (413) 648-5459 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In the event of an emergency, dial 911

Bernardston Emergency Management is responsible for coordinating the preparation and response to larger-scale incidents that might take place on the local, state, regional, and national levels.

Its activities are conducted in accordance with the National Incident Management System.

In 2016, Bernardston Emergency Management assumed responsibility for the Code Red emergency notification system that had once been managed on a regional basis. The system enables town leaders to issue recorded messages to residents’ telephones as the need arises. 

As part of the transition from regional to local, the land-line telephones of Bernardston residents and businesses have remained in the system. In addition, Bernardston residents are welcome to add cell phones and phone numbers of caregivers to the system, even if the caregiver is not a Bernardston resident.

If you wish to add an additional phone number to the Code Red system, please click on the logo or hyperlink below: