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TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: ICS 300: Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 13:56:26 EDT

AVANGRID
CENTRAL MAINE POWER


ICS 300: Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents


Central Maine Power will be hosting ICS 300 training for anyone interested October 24th and 25th, 2017, at Central Maine Power's Canco Road Service Center, 162 Canco Road, Portland, Maine, in the second floor auditorium. (8am - 4 pm)

Participants MUST complete both days to receive credit for training and receive FEMA certificate.

AUDIENCE: The target audience for this course is for individuals who may assume a supervisory role in expanding incidents or Type 3 incidents. Note: During a Type 3 incident, some or all of the command and general staff positions may be activated, as well as division/group supervisor and/or unit leader level positions. These incidents may extend into multiple operational periods.

ICS 300 will provide training on resources for managers and responders who require an advanced application of ICS. These are individuals who may assume a supervisory role in expanding incidents which may extend into multiple operational periods. ICS 300 will include unified command, incident/event assessment and objective development; the ICS planning process; incident/event resource management, transfer of command and demobilization.

The following pre-requisites are required prior to attending the ICS 300 class and are available free online at https://training.fema.gov/nims/

  • IS 100: Introduction to the Incident Command System
  • IS 200: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
  • IS 700: Introduction to the National Incident Management System (NIMS)
INSTRUCTORS:


Kevin Guimond - AVANGRID Emergency Preparedness
Michael Grant - Maine Emergency Management Agency

Please see the attached Registration Form.




TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: Community Cybersecurity Exercise Planning (AWR 136 & MGT 385)

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 11:49:21 EDT

Community Cybersecurity Exercise Planning (AWR 136 & MGT 385)
September 7-8, 2017


This 2 day course provides an in-depth understanding of the nature and reach of information technology in order to prepare exercise planners to incorporate cyber-attacks and incidents into their program. Participants will explore cyber-related exercise objectives, players, scenarios and injects, challenges of developing exercises, and, examine the importance of exercises in building the community's overall cybersecurity posture.

This course begins with a 4-hour introduction in the concepts related to community cybersecurity. Participants will examine the different types of cyber-attacks, how communities are vulnerable to cyber-attacks and incidents, and what types of organizations are most likely to be targeted. This course will also introduce the participants to the Community Cyber Security Maturity Model and how to use the model to build a community cybersecurity program and their cyber resilience.

Eligible participants include part and full time emergency management and response personnel who currently work/assigned in an exercise planning/execution role at the state, local, tribal or DOD installation level.

Course Location: The course will be held in the MEMA Emergency Operations Center. The Central Maine Commerce Center is located at 45 Commerce Drive off Route 27 in North Augusta. Classes will run from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. Lunch and breaks will be provided. All other expenses are the responsibility of the student.

For further information, please contact Cameron Wellman at MEMA.

All applications should be submitted by email/fax via FEMA training application form found at: http://www.maine.gov/mema/training

The application period for this program ends COB August 25th. Applications received after that will not be accepted.



TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: ICS 400 - Wiscasset - must attend all 3 days to complete this class

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 09:38:02 EDT

September 12th : 1800-2200 @ The Lincoln County 9-1-1 Center Conference Room, 34 Bath Road, Wiscasset, Maine
(Please use the entrance door in the lower parking lot)


September 13th : 1800-2200 @ The Lincoln County 9-1-1 Center Conference Room, 34 Bath Road, Wiscasset, Maine
(Please use the entrance door in the lower parking lot)


September 20th : 1800-2200 @ The Wiscasset Ambulance Department Training Room, 51 Bath Road, Wiscasset, Maine


*must attend all 3 days to complete this class


ICS 100, 200, 700 & 800 is needed to attend this class.


If you are interested in attending this class or have questions, don't hesitate, make contact with Ken Desmond - kdesmond@lincounty.me - or contact him at the Lincoln County EMA Office @ 207-882-7559.



TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: ICS 300 - Wiscasset - must attend all 4 days to complete this class

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 09:22:53 EDT

August 2nd : 1800-2200 @ The Lincoln County 9-1-1 Center Conference Room, 34 Bath Road, Wiscasset, Maine
(Please use the entrance door in the lower parking lot)


August 16th : 1800-2200 @ The Lincoln County 9-1-1 Center Conference Room, 34 Bath Road, Wiscasset, Maine
(Please use the entrance door in the lower parking lot)


August 17th : 1800-2200 @ The Wiscasset Ambulance Department Training Room, 51 Bath Road, Wiscasset, Maine


August 24th : 1800-2200 @ The Lincoln County 9-1-1 Center Conference Room, 34 Bath Road, Wiscasset, Maine
(Please use the entrance door in the lower parking lot)


*must attend all 4 days to complete this class


ICS 100, 200, 700 & 800 is needed to attend this class.


If you are interested in attending this class or have questions, don't hesitate, make contact with Ken Desmond - kdesmond@lincounty.me - or contact him at the Lincoln County EMA Office @ 207-882-7559.




TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: Active Shooter Violent Intruder Response ALICE Instructor Certification Training

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:41:36 EDT

Active Shooter Violent Intruder Response ALICE Instructor Certification Training - Get Certified to Teach


Biddeford Police Department invites you to become certified - August 15th and 16th, 2017


This two day ALICE instructor certification training is on active shooter response management. The ALICE program was authored by a seasoned law enforcement officer to keep his wife, an elementary school principal, safe after the tragic events at Columbine. Since these humble beginnings, ALICE continues to be the leading active shooter response program in the country due in large part to the law enforcement community.

Attendees will include neighboring law enforcement, local school officials, healthcare workers, and area businesses.

Please Click Here to Register.
http://www.cvent.com/events/alice-instructor-certification-training-biddeford-police-department-biddeford-me/event-summary-7d93882a72504afb94f041d765e2bb1d.aspx




TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: Warning Coordination (G0272)

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 14:44:29 EDT

Warning Coordination (G0272)
October 4 & 5, 2017


This program addresses Warning Coordination for weather- or flooding-related events. It provides training to help facilitate the process whereby State, local, tribal, and territorial officials responsible for warning coordination and communication work closely with the National Weather Service (NWS) and the news media to provide effective warnings that can be received and understood by people at risk. The effective coordination of these warnings is paramount to saving lives and protecting property.

Target Audience and Prerequisites: The target training audience for Warning Coordination includes State, local, tribal, and territorial government emergency program managers, or officials responsible for coordination and communication. The secondary audience includes federal emergency management personnel and employees of Federal, State, local, tribal and territorial governments who work in the emergency management field. Anyone with warning coordination responsibilities will benefit from this training. It is highly recommended that participants take IS271, Anticipating Hazardous Weather and Community Risk, G271, Hazardous Weather and Flooding Preparedness, and IS-247, Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS), before attending this course. Other recommended courses are the COMET program's SKYWARN® Spotter Training course and G365, Partnerships for Creating and Maintaining (Weather) Spotter Groups.

Course Location: The course will be held in the MEMA classroom at the Central Maine Commerce Center (CMCC). The CMCC is located at 45 Commerce Drive off Route 27 in North Augusta. Class will run from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on day one, 8:15 a.m. to noon on day two. Lunch and breaks will be provided. Lodging may be offered on a per case basis for those traveling more than 50 miles to attend the course. Call Mike at MEMA for details. All other expenses are the responsibility of the student.

For further information, please contact the MEMA Training office.

All applications should be submitted by email/fax via FEMA training application form.

Application period ends 10 business days before class date. Application may be found at: http://www.maine.gov/mema/training





TRAINING ANNOUNCMENT: Basic Public Information Officer Course (G290)

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 12:00:39 EDT

Basic Public Information Officer Course (G290)
October 18 & 19, 2017


The State Emergency Management Agency will be conducting a training seminar on the Federal Emergency Management Agency training program for Public Information Officers (PIO). In order to be NIMS compliant all jurisdictions and agencies should have a designated and trained Public Information Officer.

This 2 day course is intended for the new or less experienced PIO. Program emphasis is on the basic skills and knowledge needed for emergency management public information activities. Topics include the role of the PIO in emergency management, conducting awareness campaigns, news release writing public speaking, and television interviews. Completion of FEMA Public Information Officer Awareness Course (G 289/IS 29) is a prerequisite for attendance of the program. IS 29 is at http://training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/IS/is29.asp Please include copy of certificate with application.

Selection Criteria: State, Tribal, County and local emergency management and emergency services staff who have either full or part time direct responsibility for public information in their communities or departments. Applicants will include an organizational chart indicating their position in local or departmental public information functions. Students should bring copies of their PIO plan and laptop computers if available.

MEMA staff will provide the training along with a panel of media subject matter experts.

Course Location: The course will be held in the MEMA EOC located in the Central Maine Commerce Center (CMCC). The CMCC is located at 45 Commerce Drive off Route 27 in North Augusta. Classes will run from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Lunch and breaks will be provided. Lodging for state and municipal students traveling more than 50 miles from their work base is available. Call MEMA training for details. All other expenses are the responsibility of the student.

For further information, please contact Mike Grant @ MEMA.

All applications should be submitted by email/fax via FEMA 119-25-1 training application form. Application period ends 10 business days before class date.

FEMA form can be found at: http://www.maine.gov/mema/training



TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: All-Hazards Position Specific Planning Section Chief (LO962)

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 15:15:00 EDT

All - Hazards Position Specific Planning Section Chief (LO962)
October 16-19, 2017



This course provides local- and state-level emergency responders with a robust understanding of the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective Planning Section Chief on an All-Hazards Incident Management Team (AHIMT). These responsibilities fall into two categories: 1) managing the planning cycle, and 2) tracking resources and incident status. Exercises, simulations, discussions, and a final exam enable participants to process and apply their new knowledge.

The objective of the program is to describe the duties, responsibilities, and capabilities of an effective Planning Section Chief on an All-Hazards Incident Management Team.

Eligibility Requirements: NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position Specific training is available to personnel who are currently members of Type III or Type IV IMTs, or by those seeking credentials/certification for ICS Command and General Staff or Unit Leader positions within their organization. Applicants will be vetted for acceptance.

Applicants must obtain FEMA Student ID # and have completed ICS training competency to the 400 level. FEMA instructional staff from EMI will deliver the program. Copies of ICS 300/400 completion should accompany the application.

Course Location: The course will be held at the Ramada Inn and Conference Center, 352 North Street in Saco, Maine. Classes will run from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Lunch and breaks will be provided. Lodging may be provided for state and municipal government students travelling more than 50 miles from their work base. Call Mike at MEMA for details. All other expenses including travel are the responsibility of the student.

For further information on the application process, please contact the training staff at MEMA.

All applications should be submitted by email/fax via FEMA training application form found at:

http://www.maine.gov/mema/training


Send application/Contact
Mike Grant MEMA
Michael.f.grant@maine.gov
FAX (207) 287-3178



TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: FEMA Local Damage Assessment (G0556)

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 14:04:41 EDT

FEMA Local Damage Assessment (G0556)
September 12 & 13, 2017


When a disaster or major emergency occurs, damage assessment must be done quickly and accurately, to reduce the impact on people and identify resource needs. This information enables the direction of emergency response personnel and resources to the most appropriate areas and helps identify the need for additional resources.

The purpose of this one and a half day course is to equip local officials with the knowledge, understanding, and skills they need to be able to conduct rapid and effective Needs and Damage Assessments in order to save lives and protect property.

MEMA Operations and Planning staff will conduct the program. Target Audience: This course is for state and local officials who are responsible for assessing, collecting, and reporting damages during and after any event that causes damage of private, public, and critical infrastructure.

Course Location: The course will be held in the MEMA classroom located in the Central Maine Commerce Center (CMCC). The CMCC is located at 45 Commerce Drive off Route 27 in North Augusta. Class will run from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on day one, 8:15 a.m. to noon on day two. Lunch and breaks will be provided. Lodging for state and municipal students traveling more than 50 miles from their work base is available. Call MEMA training for details. All other expenses are the responsibility of the student.

For further information, please contact Mike Grant @ MEMA.

All applications should be submitted by email/fax via FEMA 119-25-1 training application form.

Application period ends 10 business days before class date.

FEMA form can be found at: http://www.maine.gov/mema/training



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.