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Online Registration for Preparedness Conference Closed

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 10:07:47 EDT

##Pre-registration for the Maine Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference is now closed.

If you missed the deadline, you may register at the door.

The Conference will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, April 25th and 26th at the Augusta Civic Center.

The Conference will feature:

##Keynote talks:

##Day One, Tuesday April 25th

### Lessons Learned from Hurricane Matthew Our first day's plenary will focus on response to and recovery from the effects of Hurricane Matthew in North Carolina last year. Our speaker, Michael Sprayberry, is the Director of the North Carolina Emergency Management Agency.

##Day Two, Wednesday April 26th:

### Lessons Learned from the Boston Marathon Bombing Our second day keynote will look at the response to and the impact of the Boston Marathon Bombing in Massachusetts. Our speaker, Kurt Schwartz, is the Director of the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.

###You must be registered to attend either plenary/keynote session

* Demonstrations: * Day One: Wildland Fire Simulator, Maine Forest Service * Day One: Pet Sheltering Demonstration, Oxford County Animal Response Team and State of Maine Animal Response Team

* Day Two: Pet Sheltering Demonstration, Oxford County Animal Response Team and State of Maine Animal Response Team

* Day Two: The always exciting Hazmat Team Challenge

* Six tracks of a wide range of emergency management workshops, including tracks on weather threats, incident management, community, security and response, technological hazards, recovery and healthcare.

See">http://www.maine.gov/tools/whatsnew/attach.php?id=636937&an=1">See the complete agenda here

The Conference is a partnership among the State">http://www.maine.gov/mema/serc">State Emergency Response Commission, The">http://www.maine.gov/mema">The Maine Emergency Management Agency and the Maine">http://www.malem.org">Maine Association of Local Emergency Managers.




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



Come join us at the Maine Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference!

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 10:23:26 EDT

Are you a first responder who could use some continuing education credits (CEUs)? MEMA along with Maine EMS and Atlantic Partners is able to offer up to 8 CEUs for a variety of topics during our upcoming conference on April 25 -26th in Augusta at the Augusta Civic Center.

Included among the topics are the two keynote presentations, on day one by the North Carolina EMA Director Mike Sprayberry, on Hurricane Matthew and the effect on his state and on day two by Massachusetts EMA Director Kurt Schwartz, on the Boston Marathon bombing. In addition to these sessions, 15 of the breakout sessions are also available for credit with a wide variety of topics. A list of these sessions will be included in the packet of materials available at conference registration check in. Any issue with obtaining CEU credit from previous years has been successfully resolved.

We hope you are able to join us for this excellent networking educational event! There is no cost to attend. Please register at: https://www.regonline.com/partners2017



Registration Now Open for 9th Annual Preparedness Conference!

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 10:23:46 EDT

##Ninth Annual *Maine Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference*

###Online">https://www.regonline.com/partners2017">Online Registration is now open for attendees and presenters!

* Tuesday and Wednesday, April 25 and 26, 2017 * Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, Maine * Online">https://www.regonline.com/partners2017">Online registration * The Conference will feature more than 40 individual workshops and meetings offered over the two days.

The overall theme for this conference is Threats to People & Infrastructure, in addition to other related Emergency Management topics. The presentations may involve any of the five mission areas of Emergency Management: Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response or Recovery.

The agenda is available to view at our Conference">http://maine.gov/mema/prepare/conference/index.shtml">Conference Page.

Our first day's plenary discussion focuses on response to and recovery from the effects of Hurricane Matthew in North Carolina. Our second day plenary will look at the response to and impact of the Boston Marathon Bombing in Massachusetts.

Online registration for participants **and exhibitors** is">https://www.regonline.com/partners2017">is now open. There is no charge for attending the conference. There is a small fee for exhibitors, but no charge for not-for-profit and government exhibitors.

The Conference is a partnership among the State">http://www.maine.gov/mema/serc">State Emergency Response Commission, The">http://www.maine.gov/mema">The Maine Emergency Management Agency and the Maine Association of Local Emergency Managers.

###Don't miss this two-day learning experience with statewide and national preparedness partners. Register">https://www.regonline.com/partners2017">Register now!



TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: Warning Coordination (G272)

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:08:40 EDT

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Warning Coordination (G272)

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June 13 & 14, 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. **The Warning Coordination Course is an elective of the FEMA Advanced Professional Series.**

**Target Audience:**

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.

**Prerequisites:**

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.

Instructors from the National Weather Service Caribou will assist in the program delivery.

**Course Location:**

The course will be held at **Jeff's Catering, 15 Littlefield Way in Brewer, ME. Classes will run from 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.** Lunch and breaks will be provided. Lodging is available to State and municipal officials travelling more than 50 miles from their work base. All other expenses are the responsibility of the student.

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



TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: Physical and Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure (MGT-452)

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:27:20 EDT

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Physical and Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure (MGT-452)

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June 15th, 2017

This 1 day course focuses on the national and economic security of the United States and the protection of critical infrastructure. This course will encourage collaborative efforts among individuals and organizations responsible for both physical and cybersecurity toward development of integrated risk management strategies that lead to enhanced capabilities necessary for the protection of our Nation's critical infrastructure.

Participants will identify physical and cybersecurity concerns impacting overall infrastructure security posture, examine integrated physical and cybersecurity incidents and the evolving risks and impacts they pose to critical infrastructure, and explore resources that can be applied to improve security within an organization, business, or government.

**Intended Audience:** Full and part time emergency management and response personnel who currently work/assigned in an EOC at the state, local, tribal or DOD installation level..

All participants must register with a FEMA SSID and training application found at http://www.maine.gov/mema/training no later than May 18, 2017.

Please see the attached flyer for additional course content information.



TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: Essentials of Community Cyber Security (AWR-136) and Community Cybersecurity Exercise Planning (MGT-385)

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:23:42 EDT

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Essentials of Community Cyber Security (AWR-136)

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Community Cybersecurity Exercise Planning (MGT-385)

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June 13th & 14th, 2017

The Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is hosting the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) for a two day course in Community Cybersecurity Exercise Planning June 13th - June 14th, 2017.

Community Cybersecurity Exercise Planning is designed to provide a foundational knowledge of community cyber security (AWR-136) 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, using the Community Cyber Security Maturity Model, examine the importance of exercises in building the community's overall cybersecurity posture.

**Intended Audience:** Emergency management personnel who currently work in an exercise planning/execution role at the state, local, tribal or DOD installation level.

All participants must register with a FEMA SSID and training application found at http://www.maine.gov/mema/training no later than May 19, 2017.

Please see the attached flyer for additional course content information.



TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: Essentials of Community Cyber Security (AWR-136) and Community Preparedness for Cyber Incidents (MGT-384)

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 09:40:43 EST

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Essentials of Community Cyber Security (AWR-136)

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Community Preparedness for Cyber Incidents (MGT-384)

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May 25 & 26, 2017

Coast Guard Sector Northern New England's Area Maritime Security Executive Steering Committee is sponsoring the following two TEEX/FEMA courses: Essentials of Community Cyber Security (AWR-136) and Community Preparedness for Cyber Incidents (MGT-384). AWR-136 is a prerequisite for (MGT-384). For course descriptions please see the attached documents. There is no charge to take these courses.

**Course Location:** Knox County Emergency Management Agency (Conference Room), 301 Park Street, Rockland, ME 04841. **Classes will run from 08:00 am to 5:00 pm daily.** To register please e-mail the following information to Andrew.C.Germann@uscg.mil: - Last Name - First Name - Agency Name - Position/Title - Mailing Address - City - State - Zip Code - Email Address - Phone # - FEMA SID

A FEMA Student Identification (SID) number will be required to take training provided by a DHS/FEMA organization. To register for your FEMA SID go to: https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid



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.



Exhibitor Registration Open for 9th Annual Preparedness Conference

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 09:35:35 EST

##9th Annual *Maine Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference*

###">https://www.regonline.com/partners2017"> Online Registration is now open for exhibitors!

* Tuesday and Wednesday, April 25 and 26, 2017

* Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, Maine

* Online">https://www.regonline.com/partners2017">Online registration for exhibitors, including businesses, non-for-profit organizations or government agencies. Registration for attendees will open on or about January 23rd, 2017.

The Conference will feature more than 40 individual workshops and meetings offered over the two days. A preliminary agenda will be available in January.

The overall theme for this conference is **Threats to People & Infrastructure**, in addition to other related Emergency Management topics. The presentations may include any of the five mission areas of Emergency Management: Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response or Recovery.

Online registration for exhibitors is">https://www.regonline.com/partners2017">is now available. There is a small fee for business exhibitors, but no charge for not-for-profit and government exhibitors.

The organizing committee is also seeking presenters for the Conference. ">http://www.maine.gov/mema/prepare/conference/conference_presenter.html"> I would like to be a presenter! And stay tuned to our ">http://www.maineprepares.com/conference"> Conference web page for more updates, or sign">https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/MEMEMA/subscriber/new?topic_id=MEMEMA_8">sign up for MEMA Training and Exercise news to receive conference updates by e-mail.

The Conference is a partnership among the ">http://www.maine.gov/mema/serc"> State Emergency Response Commission, The">http://www.maine.gov/mema">The Maine Emergency Management Agency and the Maine Association of Local Emergency Managers.

**Don't miss this two-day learning experience with statewide and national preparedness partners!**



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.