Author: Darren Woods

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.

2015 Mitigation Kick Off Meetings

The 2015 Mitigation Plan Update Kick off meetings are scheduled for Aroostook County.  Communities must participate in the planning process in order to be eligible for mitigation funding that may come available in the future.  Click the link for more information on meeting dates and times.  The public is welcome to attend any of these sessions. 2015 Mitigation Kick Off Flyer

Ebola Information

We know that folks are looking for information on Ebola.  The Maine Centers for Disease Control has a webpage specific to that issue that has lots of information that should answer your questions. We recommend that you first review the information on the site, but if you have further questions you can contact the Maine CDC at 1-800-821-5821. http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/mecdc/infectious-disease/epi/zoonotic/ebola/

Aroostook Animal Response Team Page

The Aroostook Animal Response Team now has a Facebook Page.  Please take a moment to like and share this page as it will become a resource for animal lovers in Aroostook County. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1490103034564717/      

Exercises in Aroostook

Busy exercise days ahead. We want the public to be aware of these events, please spread the word. Saturday, September 27 – Full scale hazardous material response exercise at the Tate & Lyle facility in Houlton. We expect about 90 first responders in Houlton for this exercise so you should expect to see them around especially in the morning. Tuesday, September 30 – Full scale active shooter exercise at the TAMC North Street facility in Presque Isle. With both of...

Maine Small Business Security Summit

These days small businesses need to learn how to protect themselves against cyber threats.  This upcoming training may help you do just that.  Click on the title of this post to see the flyer.

Tank Truck Rollover Class

Reminder that there is a Tank Truck Rollover Class being held at the Houlton Fire Station tomorrow, Saturday, 9/20/14 starting at 8am.  Lunch will be provided for participants.

Community Emergency Response Team Training

There will be a one day Basic Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training on September 13th at the Caribou Courthouse.  Primary objective is to provide essential training for our Amateur Radio Team and our Animal Response Team.  Training will start at 8:30 a.m. Please contact the Aroostook EMA if you plan to attend.