Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)

Preparing Makes Sense

Dear Winthrop Residents, Businesses and Academic Community:

Over the next year the Winthrop Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) will be providing you with information on specific emergency preparedness topics relevant to the community.  

This website along with other informational guides, four brochures:

First Brochure:  General Information Guide
Second Brochure:  Hurricanes
Third Brochure:  Evacuation Routes of Winthrop
Fourth Brochure:  Pandemic Flu

and our soon to air series of televised short informational programs on WCAT -- both geared towards ways to be better prepare yourself, friends, pets, and your families with emergencies.

Please be assured that the Town of Winthrop and its LEPC will continue to work with the state and federal agencies to provide Town personnel with the specialized training and equipment needed to respond to potential incidents.

Though there are no guarantees that we can prevent all acts of terrorism or naturally occurring events, please know that we will continue to do all that we can to safeguard our community.  The health and safety of our community have always been and will continue to be our highest priority.

Statement from:

Fire Chief Paul E. Flanagan, Director of Emergency Management
Former, Chief Larry Powers, Former Director of Emergency Management
Richard J. White, Former Town Manager
Thomas Reilly, Former Council President

Committee Members


Fire Chief, Emergency Management Director

DPW Director

Town Councilor

Director, Board of Health

Town Councilor

Police Chief

MRC Coordinator

Peg Tiernan Lyons

Executive Director, Winthrop Housing Authority

Animal Control Officer