Category: Plan and Prepare

Planning and Preparedness Information

HAPPY 4th OF JULY!!! – Safety Tips!

In preparation for the holiday weekend, the Aroostook County EMA would like to provide some safety tips to remember during the Independence Day celebrations, many of which are applicable throughout the summer, too. Grill and Food Tips: Never leave a lit or hot grill unattended. Designate a “grill master” to assure children and pets stay away from the flames or hot grill. Keep a fire extinguisher nearby. Do not use a grill under porches/overhangs or too close to any structure....

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL for a 1995 Fire Engine SALE COUNTY OF AROOSTOOK

The County of Aroostook is soliciting proposals (BIDS) for the purchase of a 1995 Pierce Fire Engine. It has a 1,250gpm pump and a 1,000 gallon tank.Truck is a “retired” engine and should not be used for emergency response. It canbe seen at 1636 New Sweden Road, Stockholm.Further specifications and information can be obtained from: Darren R. Woods, EMA Director, email: darren@aroostookema.com; phone: (207)-493-4328, or by visiting the bid proposal section of the Aroostook County Website at http:// www.aroostook.me.usSealed bids...

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL 1975 Fire Engine SALE COUNTY OF AROOSTOOK

. The County of Aroostook is soliciting proposals (BIDS) for the purchase of a 1975 Bean Fire Engine. It has a 1,000gpm pump and a 750 gallon tank.Truck is a “retired” engine and should not be used for emergency response. It canbe seen at 1636 New Sweden Road, Stockholm.Further specifications and information can be obtained from: Darren R. Woods, EMA Director, email: darren@aroostookema.com; phone: (207)-493-4328, or by visiting the bid proposal section of the Aroostook County Website at http:// www.aroostook.me.usSealed...

Dental Emergency!

Accidents happen and knowing what to do when one occurs can mean the difference between saving and losing a tooth. Here are some tips for common dental emergencies: For a knocked-out permanent or adult tooth, keep it moist at all times. If you can, try placing the tooth back in the socket without touching the root. If that’s not possible, place it in between your cheek and gums, in milk, or use a tooth preservation product that has the ADA Seal of Acceptance. Then, get...

JUNE IS NATIONAL SAFETY MONTH

Each week throughout National Safety Month in June is an opportunity to make a difference in your home, work, and community. Identifying risks around the home or improving safety standards at home and in your community protects everyone. Whether we increase first aid and emergency awareness through drills or provide water safety tips for summer recreation, we’re taking steps to provide a safer neighborhood. Get involved! • Report repairs as they are needed. • Hold drills at home to help...

Personal Security in Troubling Times

We are aware of the heightened level of stress that world events such as what is going on in Ukraine can bring to each of us.  We’ve been asked, “What can we do to prepare?”  While we all know that you can’t prepare for everything, taking small steps in personal preparedness can be empowering and lower stress.  Here are some things that you can do and that you can share with others: Increase your cyber-awareness.  This includes taking steps that...

JOIN THE MAINE MEDICAL RESERVE CORPS (MRC) TODAY!

Are you a retired medical worker or someone who has time that would like to help during a disaster? Signing up for this program does NOT commit you, it simply puts you in a database that would get you information when there is a need.  You decide if you are available or not when it happens.  See below for more information: Looking to volunteer? Then, your invited you to join Maine Responds and the Maine Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) today!...