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Aroostook County EMA News and Information

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...

Aroostook County Flood Watch Facebook Page

A new collaborative Facebook page is helping public safety, local officials, and communities throughout Aroostook County stay connected in regards to rising water levels and potential flood concerns in the entire region.  https://www.facebook.com/Aroostook-County-Flood-Watch-643083355864118/ Darren Woods, Director of Aroostook EMA says, “This page is a collaboration of agencies and communities in an effort to increase public information on spring flooding conditions in our area. The intent is not to take away the value of information from other sites, but it is meant...

NWS Caribou – Winter Spotter Training

  Help your National Weather Service by becoming a Winter Weather Storm Spotter!  Storm spotters report snowfall, ice accumulation, ice jam flooding and coastal flood erosion during Maine’s long harsh winters.  Spotter training will teach you how to accurately measure and report significant winter weather phenomenon! Where: National Weather Service Office, 810 Main St., Caribou, ME When: Thursday, November 19th, at 5:30 pm Cost: Free to all those interested in Weather!!! Please contact Donald Dumont Donald.Dumont@noaa.gov for additional information on...

2015 Presque Isle Airport Full Scale Exercise

PRESS RELEASE Aroostook County EMA Full-Scale Airport / Hazardous Materials Exercise Aroostook EMA (AKEMA) has completed a full-scale exercise on August 15th, 2015.  The exercise was held at the Presque Isle Airport. The primary focus of the exercise was the response to an aircraft incident.  The exercise also incorporated objectives to test Emergency Medical Services, Hazardous Materials Response, and Incident Command operations. The exercise has been considered a large success by all entities involved.  Jesse Belanger, Deputy Director and Exercise...

2015 Presque Isle Airport Full Scale Exercise

PRESS RELEASE City of Presque Isle and Aroostook County EMA partner on Full-Scale Airport / Hazardous Materials Exercise  Aroostook EMA (AKEMA) will be coordinating a full-scale exercise in the area of the Presque Isle Regional Airport on August 15th, 2015.  The exercise will bring together responders from across Aroostook County. Jesse Belanger, Deputy Director and Exercise Coordinator with Aroostook County EMA explained, “The focus of the exercise is an Airplane crash.  However, the response involves many response tasks, from Law...

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/