Category: Plan and Prepare

Planning and Preparedness Information

General Spring Safety Tips

Safety is the first thing to consider heading into spring. Here are some great spring safety tips to keep yourself and your family safe: Removing any old paint cans and paint thinners, in addition to old newspapers and magazines. Your local dump station should have a place for hazardous material drop off to dispose of these chemicals safely. Consider your smoke alarms. Do you have enough in your residence or workplace? Change the batteries each spring to be sure you...

Planned Power Outage – Sunday, April 24th, 2022 5:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

On Sunday, April 24th, 2022, a ten-hour planned outage by neighboring utility NB Power will cut the electrical feed to Eastern Maine Electric’s transmission line serving four of the Co-op’s substations. As a result of NB Powers outage, there will be an EMEC power outage from 5:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. affecting: All EMEC members in Washington County. Penobscot County EMEC members in the following towns: Carroll, Drew, Kingman, Lakeville, Lee, Mattawamkeag, Prentiss, Springfield, Webster, and Winn. And in Aroostook...

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!...

Maine Basic Emergency Manager Training Program

Anyone wanting to learn more about Emergency Management or Local EMA Directors that want to excel should check into this recognition program. Feel free to reach out to us with suggestions. The Maine County Directors Council has updated their Maine Basic Emergency Manager 1 & 2 program. This is a great way for people to learn about Emergency Management and a good start for Local Emergency Managers. Get more information on the program at: https://www.maine.gov/mema/maine-prepares/plans-trainings-exercises/training/basic-emergency-training-program?fbclid=IwAR21UjXO9kMBplsQj7c9Uo36iXJOXPIpR5nX2WWSIHRNnkDMz6c2NOVMYxQ

FLU VACCINE: Is it time for one?

Now’s the time to get your flu shot. The flu shot is covered for people with Medicare from providers that accept Medicare or your Medicare plan. You can safely get a flu vaccine at your doctor’s office, pharmacy, or other local provider.  The flu can be very serious for people who are 65 years and older. A flu shot is your best protection from getting and spreading the virus. Getting the shot can help you stay healthy and, if you do...