Beverly Emergency Management, Mass Task Force 1 Nets $75K State Grant

BEVERLY, MA — A $75,000 grant to the city will benefit the Beverly Emergency Management Department and the Massachusetts Task 1 Force.

The National Association of County and City Health officials awarded the Medical Reserve Corps COVID-19 "Respond, Innovate, Sustain and Equip" grant.

Both groups are designed to respond in cases of dangerous or catastrophic conditions.

In the past two years, the Beverly-based Massachusetts Task Force 1 was called into action to survey the damage and look for survivors in the Oregon wildfires, as well as in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida in New Orleans.

(Scott Souza is a Patch field editor covering Beverly, Danvers, Marblehead, Peabody, Salem and Swampscott. He can be reached at Twitter: @Scott_Souza.)

This article originally appeared on the Beverly Patch