Board of Health

Board of Health Members: 

Linda Mueller | William Payne | Adrian Ayer |

Health Agent: Fred Carey

Address: 2 Coldbrook Road, Unit 8, Oakham MA 01068

Telephone: 508-882-5549 Ext. 320 | Fax: 508-882-3060

Email: Linda.Mueller@oakham-ma.gov

Meetings: 2nd and 4th Monday of every month at 7:30 p.m. with the exception of holidays


National Preparedness Month

September is historically the month in which emergency management organizations emphasize and discuss individual and family emergency preparedness.  This year the CDC and FEMA have launched a joint campaign to educate individuals on the types of emergencies which we could face.  They have also presented a variety of ways you can prepare yourself, your family, and your community.

This year’s campaign by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (Mass DPH) and the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is called Ready Massachusetts.  It is being presented in four parts as follows:

Ready Massachusetts  asks individuals to do four key things to be prepared for emergencies:

  • Be Informed – Know what emergencies may occur and stay informed
  • Make A Plan – Plan for your family before an emergency
  • Build a Kit – Assemble an emergency kit
  • Get Involved – Volunteer opportunities in emergency preparedness and response

You can access the Mass DPH website at: http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dph/

You can also access the MEMA website at: http://www.mass.gov/eopss/agencies/mema/

Residents are encouraged to visit both of these sites to read about the types of emergencies which we can face in this area.  You can also learn about personal preparedness plans and strategies which can allow you to prepare for and survive these situations.  The more you are prepared for an emergency situation the more likely you will survive with only minor discomfort.