Author: Darren Woods

ICS 400 Course Announcement

Incident Command Systems – Advanced (ICS 400) May 23 & 24, 2018   The Aroostook County Emergency Management Agency will be conducting a training course on the Federal Emergency Management Agency training program for Area Command Staff.  Prior completion of the ICS 100 – 300 series is a prerequisite for attendance to this program.   This 2-day course is designed for senior personnel expected to perform in Command and General Staff rolls in an incident command post and in a...

ICS 300 Course Announcement

Incident Command Systems – Intermediate (ICS 300) Command and General Staff – Complex Incidents March 6 & 7, 2018   The Aroostook County Emergency Management Agency will be conducting a training course on the Federal Emergency Management Agency training program for Area Command Staff.  Prior completion of the ICS 100 – 200 series is a prerequisite for attendance to this program.   This 2-day course is designed for a multidiscipline organization and staffing, incident and event planning/staffing, organizing a response...

Public Comment – Mitigation Planning

As we complete the process required for updating our Aroostook County Hazard Mitigation Plan, we are hosting Public Comment and Review meetings in each of our regions. The draft plan is posted on our website at www.aroostookema.com under the “Plan and Prepare” link for you to review. We are inviting the general public to one of our Public Comment meetings where we will take comments and answer questions on this updated plan.   The Public Meetings will be held at...

If you were told to “Shelter In Place” would you know what to do? The CDC put out some basic information to show you how.   http://emergency.cdc.gov/preparedness/shelter/  

Spring Outlook

We continue to monitor the weather and our rivers for changing conditions.  We advise people to be cautious out there as things begin to thaw and water starts to flow into our roadways from fields, and as the rivers rise and ice begins to move. We are meeting regularly with the scientists that predict our ice movement, as was the case yesterday with the River Flow Advisory Commission.  Click here for information from that meeting.

Flood Potential

We have been participating in flood preparedness meetings in Aroostook.  Today, we participated in the third statewide Riverflow Advisory Commission conference call.  The ice conditions in Aroostook are reported mostly unchanged.  We still have a large amount of snow covered solid ice on our rivers that we will have to continue to monitor.

Consider Flood Insurance Now

Now  is the time to consider flood insurance if you don’t already have it.  Remember that there is a waiting period before it becomes effective. http://www.maine.gov/tools/whatsnew/index.php?topic=Portal+News&id=638736&v=article-2014    

7th Annual Maine Preparedness Conference

The 7th Annual Maine Preparedness Conference now has their draft agenda online, and you can also register for that conference now. You can find more information and register at Maine Emergency Management Agency’s Website.