Aroostook County EMA Blog

Drought Task Force Meets: Drought Conditions Show Minor Improvement as Active Weather Pattern Continues.

October 16th 2020, AUGUSTA, MAINE – Maine’s Drought Task Force met virtually Thursday to discuss the ongoing drought conditions across the state. Since the Task Force met two weeks ago, much of the State continues with severe drought conditions, while portions of Penobscot, Piscataquis and northern Aroostook County are still experiencing extreme drought conditions. Above normal rainfall is expected over the next week for most of Maine. The National Weather Service reported some improvements due to the rainfall received since...

Information on how you & your family can be Prepared for an Emergency!

Sometimes, you can make it easy for bad luck to find you. Look around your house and yard for things that could trip you up. Replace that burned out light bulb on your porch. Clear those newspapers away from the wood stove. Get the clutter off the stairs. Test those smoke and carbon monoxide alarms (or install them). Make your own luck today. https://www.maine.gov/mema/maine-prepares

COVID-19 Resources for Fire & EMS

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published interim guidance on COVID-19 for all first responders. This includes the fire service, emergency medical services (EMS), law enforcement and emergency management officials. If you anticipate close contact with persons with confirmed or possible COVID-19 in the course of your work, please read this guidance.