Aroostook County EMA

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    

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Power Outage – Oakfield, Smyrna, Dyer Brook, Ludlow – 1:00 PM (10/21/2014)

Emera Maine crews are planning to conduct an emergency outage to repair equipment TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2014. Areas affected are Oakfield, Dyer Brook, Ludlow and Smyrna. Expected time and duration: 1:00 P.M. TO 1:30 P.M. Customers may report outages or ask questions by calling our Customer Service Center at (207) 973-2000 or 1-855-EMERA11 (363-7211). You may also follow us on Twitter @emerame.

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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.  

Aroostook EMA – World Acadian Congress

Aroostook EMA was proud to be a part of this year’s World Acadian Congress, hosted in the St. John Valley region of Northern Aroostook County, ME.  Our office was heavily involved in the event, from the early planning stages to supporting local and regional public safety departments during the events.  We are incredibly happy to report that the planned events went very well, all involved public safety agencies operated at a very professional level, and the event allowed us to...