Author: Darren Woods

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.

Aroostook Animal Response Team Meeting

Reminder that there will be a meeting of the Aroostook Animal Response Team on July 30th at 6pm.  Location is at the Courthouse in Caribou.  Anyone that is interested in this team is encouraged to attend.

Local EMA Director’s Training

Reminder of the Local EMA Director’s Training will be held on July 30 from 1pm – 3pm at the Courthouse in Caribou.  Local Directors are asked to contact Aroostook EMA to let them know if you can attend.  Topic will be Damage Assessments.

Weather Update

From our friends at the National Weather Service…… A cold front will approach Maine today and slowly move through the state on Thursday and the 4th of July.   Severe weather will be possible today.   Gusty winds and heavy rain will be possible with discrete storms and bowing lines of thunderstorms this afternoon and tonight. More thunderstorms are expected Thursday and the 4th of July.   Thunderstorms may “train” in the vicinity of the cold front which could bring localized flash flooding....

Easton Incident

Aroostook EMA responded to what was reported to be a tank truck rollover with significant spill in Easton.  Upon arrival, we found that it was in fact a box truck and there was no significant spill of any materials.  We are still glad to have gotten the call early, we would rather to and not be needed than not go and be needed. Easton Fire Department, Crown Ambulance, Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office, Maine State Police, Fairpoint Communications, Emera Power Company,...