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.
Aroostook County EMA
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
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/
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
Notice: Route 11 in Moro Plantation is closed temporarily due to an overturned Semi Trailer. We do not have any details on the incident at this time, but want to alert motorists to this temporary road closure and advise everyone to travel safe this evening.
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.
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...
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/
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...
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.
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.
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 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...