Category: EMA News

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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.

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

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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/

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2014 Tate and Lyle Full Scale Exercise, Houlton Maine

  Aroostook EMA (AKEMA) has completed a full-scale exercise on September 27th, 2014. The exercise was held at the Tate and Lyle facility on Morningstar Road in Houlton. The exercise has been considered a success by all entities involved.  Jesse Belanger, Deputy Director and Exercise Coordinator with Aroostook County EMA explained, “We had a number of objectives in place to test the capabilities of many agencies, and we were able to meet those objectives. We were also able to identify...

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.

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Fort Fairfield Dam Exercise

Aroostook EMA participated with Maine Emergency Management and the Town of Fort Fairfield with a recent dam tour and tabletop exercise.  These exercises allow all entities to plan responses and procedures in the event of a dam failure.  It’s always a pleasure working with these local communities in preparedness exercises and learning about the history of many of these Aroostook County landmarks.