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TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: Regional Rail Response Training - Caribou

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:36:31 EDT

REGIONAL RAIL RESPONSE TRAINING - CARIBOU
July 20, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Caribou Inn & Convention Center
19 Main Street
Caribou, Maine


Please find attached a copy of a training announcement from the International Fire Chiefs Association regarding training.

The training will be held in Caribou, Maine, on July 20th, and lunch will be provided.

Seating is limited to 50 so if interested please register early.

The registration link is:

https://caribou-me-rrr.eventbrite.com




TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: Central Maine & Quebec Railway HazMat & Rail 101 - July 14, 2017

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:11:08 EDT

CENTRAL MAINE & WUEBEC RAILWAY HAZMAT & RAIL 101
July 14, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
77 Logistics Lane
Hermon, Maine


TRANSCAER, and the Central Maine and Quebec Rail in conjunction with the Maine State Emergency Response Commission will be conducting three - 1 day sessions of training from July 12-14, 2017.

Training will consist of:
  • Railroad accident and incident response
  • Chlorine
  • LPG and petroleum products
  • Sulfuric acid
  • Walk through of the TRANSCAER® railcar
  • A locomotive safety review
Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided.

For more information or to register please go to the following:

https://www.transcaer.com/events.aspx?ID=2606

Pre-registration is encouraged and each day is limited to 50 participants.

Please ensure that you let other agencies know of this event as it has good value for both fire and police along with any industrial users of the rail service.

If you still experience any difficulties, please go directly to:

https://www.transcaer.com/

And use the events menu to register.



TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: Central Maine & Quebec Railway HazMat & Rail 101 - July 13, 2017

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:04:40 EDT

CENTRAL MAINE & QUEBEC RAILWAY HAZMAT & RAIL 101
July 13, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
77 Logistics Lane
Hermon, Maine


TRANSCAER, and the Central Maine and Quebec Rail in conjunction with the Maine State Emergency Response Commission will be conducting three - 1 day sessions of training from July 12-14, 2017.

Training will consist of:
  • Railroad accident and incident response
  • Chlorine
  • LPG and petroleum products
  • Sulfuric acid
  • Walk through of the TRANSCAER® railcar
  • A locomotive safety review
Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided.

For more information or to register please go to the following:

https://www.transcaer.com/events.aspx?ID=2605

Pre-registration is encouraged and each day is limited to 50 participants.

Please ensure that you let other agencies know of this event as it has good value for both fire and police along with any industrial users of the rail service.

If you still experience any difficulties, please go directly to:

https://www.transcaer.com/

And use the events menu to register.



TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: Central Maine & Quebec Railway HazMat & Rail 101 - July 12, 2017

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:05:02 EDT

CENTRAL MAINE & QUEBEC RAILWAY HAZMAT & RAIL 101
July 12, 2017
77 Logistics Lane
Hermon, Maine
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


TRANSCAER, and the Central Maine and Quebec Rail in conjunction with the Maine State Emergency Response Commission will be conducting three - 1 day sessions of training from July 12-14, 2017.

Training will consist of:
  • Railroad accident and incident response
  • Chlorine
  • LPG and petroleum products
  • Sulfuric acid
  • Walk through of the TRANSCAER® railcar
  • A locomotive safety review
Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided.

For more information or to register please go to the following:

https://www.transcaer.com/events.aspx?ID=2604

Pre-registration is encouraged and each day is limited to 50 participants.

Please ensure that you let other agencies know of this event as it has good value for both fire and police along with any industrial users of the rail service.

If you still experience any difficulties, please go directly to:

https://www.transcaer.com/

And use the events menu to register.



TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: MGT 439 Pediatric Disaster Response and Emergency Management

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 10:22:34 EDT

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MGT 439 Pediatric Disaster Response and Emergency Management

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August 8-9, 2017

A 2010 report by the National Commission on Children and Disasters identified a training gap for emergency responders, first receivers, and emergency management personnel that reduced their effectiveness in responding to pediatric patients and their unique needs/considerations. This course addresses pediatric emergency planning and medical response considerations through a combination of lectures, small group exercises, and a table-top exercise.

**Topics**

- Introduction to Pediatric Response - Emergency Management (EM) Considerations - Implications for Planning and Response - Functional Access Needs Considerations - Mass Sheltering - Pediatric Triage and Allocation of Scarce Resources - Pediatric Reunification Considerations - Pediatric Decontamination Considerations

**Intended Audience:** Community and Hospital based Emergency Managers; EMS Personnel; Hospital Administration and Emergency Room Personnel, Public Safety / Public Health Personnel; School Administrators; MRC Personnel; Private Sector; Law Enforcement; Disaster response/relief personnel; County, State, and Federal personnel who respond to a local jurisdiction disaster event.

Presented by Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), Sponsored by Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention



2016 Tier 2 Software Released

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 08:40:59 EST

The State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) announces that the 2016 Tier 2 Submit software has now been released by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. This software allows facilities with reportable quantities of hazardous materials to document and submit their reports electronically, through e-mail or on a CD, as required by the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA).

This law requires facilities with 10,000 pounds of a hazardous material or 500 pounds or less of an Extremely Hazardous Substance based on the chemicals' Threshold Planning Quantity. This information is used by local first responders to assist them in identifying where there are chemical risks in their community and LEPC's in developing regional response plans. To access this free software please go to the following link:

http://www2.epa.gov/epcra-tier-i-and-tier-ii-reporting/tier2-submit-software

For more information on reporting or assistance in completing your reporting please contact you county EMA office or call the Maine Emergency Management Agency at 1-800-452-8735 or e-mail .



State Drought Task Force Meeting Report

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:00:36 EST

The Drought Task Force convened Friday, December 9, 2016 in response to the continuing dry weather that has led to below average ground and surface water levels across Maine. Factors such as stream flow, groundwater levels, reservoir levels, soil moisture, and weather forecasts are being monitored closely. This report summarizes the information presented on current hydrologic and drought conditions as of this date.



State Drought Task Force Meeting Report

Fri, 04 Nov 2016 11:59:56 EDT

The Drought Task Force convened Thursday, November 3, 2016 in response to the continuing dry weather that has led to below average ground and surface water levels across Maine. Factors such as stream flow, groundwater levels, reservoir levels, soil moisture, and weather forecasts are being monitored closely. This report summarizes the information presented on current hydrologic and drought conditions as of this date.



State Emergency Response Commission October Meeting Minutes

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:22:11 EDT

The State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) held their regular meeting October 11th, 2016.

Major topics during the meeting were the new budget review and reviewing LEPC plans and budgets. Meeting minutes are linked below.

The SERC meets quarterly and all meetings are open to members of the public. If you plan to attend a meeting, please contact MEMA at least 24 hours in advance to confirm the meeting will take place as scheduled. If you have any questions or would like to attend a meeting, please call (207) 624-4400.



State Drought Task Force Meeting Report

Fri, 07 Oct 2016 12:57:40 EDT

The Drought Task Force convened Thursday, October 6, 2016 in response to the continuing dry weather that has led to below average ground and surface water levels across Maine. Factors such as stream flow, groundwater levels, reservoir levels, soil moisture, and weather forecasts are being monitored closely. This report summarizes the information presented on current hydrologic and drought conditions as of this date.



State Drought Task Force Meeting Report

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 08:40:33 EDT

The Drought Task Force convened Thursday, September 8, 2016 for the second time in response to the dry weather that has led to below average ground and surface water levels across Maine. Factors such as stream flow, groundwater levels, reservoir levels, soil moisture, and weather forecasts are being monitored closely. This report summarizes the information presented on current hydrologic and drought conditions as of this date.



State Drought Task Force Meeting Report

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 09:44:01 EDT

The Drought Task Force convened Thursday, August 4, 2016 for the first time since 2002 in response to the dry weather that has led to below average ground and surface water levels across Maine. Factors such as stream flow, groundwater levels, reservoir levels, soil moisture, and weather forecasts are being monitored closely. This report summarizes the information presented on current hydrologic and drought conditions as of this date.



State Emergency Response Commission July Meeting Minutes

Wed, 13 Jul 2016 12:23:40 EDT

The State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) held their regular meeting July 12th, 2016.

Major topics during the meeting were the new budget review and reviewing facilities with off site consequences. Meeting minutes are linked below.

The SERC meets quarterly and all meetings are open to members of the public. If you plan to attend a meeting, please contact MEMA at least 24 hours in advance to confirm the meeting will take place as scheduled. If you have any questions or would like to attend a meeting, please call (207) 624-4400.



State Emergency Response Commission April Meeting Minutes

Wed, 13 Jul 2016 12:21:19 EDT

The State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) held their regular meeting April 12th, 2016.

Major topics during the meeting were the budget review and the discussing the HMEP grant Changes. Meeting minutes are linked below.

The SERC meets quarterly and all meetings are open to members of the public. If you plan to attend a meeting, please contact MEMA at least 24 hours in advance to confirm the meeting will take place as scheduled. If you have any questions or would like to attend a meeting, please call (207) 624-4400.



State Emergency Response Commission January Meeting Minutes

Tue, 29 Mar 2016 12:29:59 EDT

The State Emergency Response Commission (SERC) held their regular meeting January 12th, 2016.

Major topics during the meeting were the budget review and the new Training Committee Instructors. Meeting minutes are linked below.

The SERC meets quarterly and all meetings are open to members of the public. If you plan to attend a meeting, please contact MEMA at least 24 hours in advance to confirm the meeting will take place as scheduled. If you have any questions or would like to attend a meeting, please call (207) 624-4400.