BWH offers an Employee Alert System that enables employees to receive important emergency-related messages from BWH by text message, email and/or phone call. The system is used to communicate information about weather emergencies, MBTA closures and disaster situational awareness, for example. The system is subscriber-based, so you must opt in and select how you would like to receive messages. To sign up, visit

Additionally, BWHC Emergency Management publishes a monthly newsletter called Are You Prepared? that provides staff with information, tips, interesting facts and practice scenarios for emergency preparedness at BWH and at home. Recent editions have included information about what happens when a Code Amber is activated at BWH and what your responsibilities are during such a code. To learn more or read the publication, visit