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TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: MGT-319 Medical Countermeasures: Points of Dispensing (POD), Planning and Response

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 13:20:51 EST

MGT-319 - MEDICAL COUNTERMEASURES: POINTS OF DISPENSING (POD), PLANNING, AND RESPONSE (DHS/FEMA-funded course) Presented by Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX)Sponsored by Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Public Health Operations, District Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP)This training course is to enhance jurisdiction preparedness and emergency response efforts by providing the knowledge of how to exercise and revise a plan that utilizes an all-hazards, whole community approach toward a medical countermeasures event. Assists with coordination of planning and training for, and responding to a medical countermeasure response for a public health incident. This course responds directly to the National Preparedness Goal; as it applies to delivery of medical countermeasures to exposed populations. TopicsCategory A, B, C Agents, natural hazards, man-made, or terrorism events. Points of Dispensing Command Structure for planning, execution, and demobilization of a jurisdictional response Emergency Use Authorizations (EUA) Discussions as it applies to local Emergency Support Function (ESF-8 and ESF-6) Public Health Preparedness Capabilities. Dates: March 23-24, 2017Time: March 23- 8:00 am - 4:30 pm March 24- 8:00 am - 5 pmLocation: Central Maine Medical Center 300 Main Street, Lewiston, Maine 04240 Conference Rooms (ABC)FEE: No cost *coffee/tea and water provided, lunch on your ownPrerequisitesFEMA Student Identification (SID) - Students participating in FEMA-provided training are required to provide their FEMA Student Identification (SID) number. Please visit https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid web site to do any of the following: • register for your FEMA SID, • retrieve your FEMA SID if you have forgotten it, • obtain additional information about the FEMA SID.There is a prerequisite course AWR-314 recommendation which can be found at Texas A&M Engineering and Extension Service (TEEX.org). Please log in to complete the AWR 314 prerequisite recommendation. *Attendees must be able to commit to both full days of training in MGT 319 to complete this course. Attendance is on a first come first served basis.Intended Audience: Public Health; Health care and ancillary service groups; Law Enforcement (LE); Emergency Medical Services (EMS); Fire service; Emergency management organizations; Tribal, City, County, State, Federal; Public works; Public safety communications; Educational community; Private Industry; Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs); Support services: IT and Clerical Continuing Education Credits:IACET - 1.6 CEUs AAFP - 13.75 hours ENA* - 11.41 hoursThis course is approved and accredited for continuing education hours from: ENA- Emergency Nurses Association, AAFP - America Academy of Family Physicians Texas Department of Health - EMS *This continuing education activity was approved by the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. CONTACT FMI:Patrick J. Furey, Training and Exercise Coordinator Department of Health and Human Services Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Public Health Operations District Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Tel: (207) 287-4077 Cell: (207) 441-2638 TTY: Call 711 (Maine Relay) Patrick.J.Furey@Maine.govGo Here to Register Nowhttps://www.cvent.com/events/mgt-319-medical-countermeasures-points-of-dispensing-pod-planning-and-response-dhs-fema-funded-cours/registration-fc46842ad42f4d568e953f2e35163c6b.aspxReservation Deadline is February 27, 2017. [...]



TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: MGT-319 - Medical Countermeasures: Points of Dispensing (POD), Planning, and Response

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 13:13:13 EST

MGT-319 - MEDICAL COUNTERMEASURES: POINTS OF DISPENSING (POD), PLANNING, AND RESPONSE (DHS/FEMA-funded course) Presented by Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX)Sponsored by Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Public Health Operations, District Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP)This training course is to enhance jurisdiction preparedness and emergency response efforts by providing the knowledge of how to exercise and revise a plan that utilizes an all-hazards, whole community approach toward a medical countermeasures event. Assists with coordination of planning and training for, and responding to a medical countermeasure response for a public health incident. This course responds directly to the National Preparedness Goal; as it applies to delivery of medical countermeasures to exposed populations. TopicsCategory A, B, C Agents, natural hazards, man-made, or terrorism events. Points of Dispensing Command Structure for planning, execution, and demobilization of a jurisdictional response Emergency Use Authorizations (EUA) Discussions as it applies to local Emergency Support Function (ESF-8 and ESF-6) Public Health Preparedness Capabilities. Dates: March 23-24, 2017Time: March 23- 8:00 am - 4:30 pm March 24- 8:00 am - 5 pmLocation: Central Maine Medical Center 300 Main Street, Lewiston, Maine 04240 Conference Rooms (ABC)FEE: No cost *coffee/tea and water provided, lunch on your ownPrerequisitesFEMA Student Identification (SID) - Students participating in FEMA-provided training are required to provide their FEMA Student Identification (SID) number. Please visit https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid web site to do any of the following: • register for your FEMA SID, • retrieve your FEMA SID if you have forgotten it, • obtain additional information about the FEMA SID.There is a prerequisite course AWR-314 recommendation which can be found at Texas A&M Engineering and Extension Service (TEEX.org). Please log in to complete the AWR 314 prerequisite recommendation. *Attendees must be able to commit to both full days of training in MGT 319 to complete this course. Attendance is on a first come first served basis.Intended Audience: Public Health; Health care and ancillary service groups; Law Enforcement (LE); Emergency Medical Services (EMS); Fire service; Emergency management organizations; Tribal, City, County, State, Federal; Public works; Public safety communications; Educational community; Private Industry; Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs); Support services: IT and Clerical Continuing Education Credits:IACET - 1.6 CEUs AAFP - 13.75 hours ENA* - 11.41 hoursThis course is approved and accredited for continuing education hours from: ENA- Emergency Nurses Association, AAFP - America Academy of Family Physicians Texas Department of Health - EMS *This continuing education activity was approved by the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA), an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. CONTACT FMI:Patrick J. Furey, Training and Exercise Coordinator Department of Health and Human Services Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Public Health Operations District Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) Tel: (207) 287-4077 Cell: (207) 441-2638 TTY: Call 711 (Maine Relay) Patrick.J.Furey@Maine.govGo Here to Register Nowhttps://www.cvent.com/events/mgt-319-medical-countermeasures-points-of-dispensing-pod-planning-and-response-dhs-fema-funded-cours/registration-fc46842ad42f4d568e953f2e35163c6b.aspxReservation Deadline is February 27, 2017. [...]



Registration Now Open for 9th Annual Preparedness Conference!

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 11:44:50 EST

##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. An early 'Draft' Agenda (subject to change) is available at registration.

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 will continue to be refined as the Conference draws closer.

The keynote speaker for day one will be focused on the Boston Marathon bombing. The keynote speaker for day two will focus on the challenges from Hurricane Matthew in North Carolina.

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: ICS 400: Advanced ICS

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:16:27 EST

Central Maine Regional Resource Center (CMRRC) is providing ICS 400 training for our region on April 20, 2017, at Central Maine Medical Center, 12 High Street, Lewiston, Conference Rooms A/B/C.

AUDIENCE: We ask that senior members of your hospital who will have a leadership role in their facility's incident command system attend this training.

ICS 400 will provide training on resources for healthcare personnel 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 400 will include ICS review for Command and General Staff; major and/or complex incidents/events management; area command and multi-agency coordination.

Documentation of the following pre-requisites is required to attend ICS 400:
  • IS 300: Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents
Courses designated with an IS can be found at http://training.fema.gov/IS/ and must be completed before you can attend.

Please Note:
  • If you have already completed applicable the pre-requisites, please fax a copy of the completion certificates with your registration form.
  • If you have not completed the courses, you will have until April 1, 2017, to complete the courses and fax the certificates into the Central Maine Regional Resource Center. Failure to complete the pre-requisites will result in you being withdrawn from this course.
The Registration Form is attached.




TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: ICS 300: Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 10:29:19 EST

Central Maine Regional Resource Center (CMRRC) is providing ICS 300 training for our region on April 13 - 14, 2017, at Central Maine Medical Center, 12 High Street, Lewiston, Conference Rooms A/B/C.

Participants MUST complete both days to receive credit for training.

AUDIENCE: We ask that senior members of your hospital who will have a leadership role in their facility's incident command system attend this training.

ICS 300 will provide training on resources for healthcare personnel 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.

Documentation of the following pre-requisites is required to attend ICS 300:
  • 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)
  • IS 800.b: National Response Framework, An Introduction
Courses designated with an IS can be found at http://training.fema.gov/IS/ and must be completed before you can attend.

Please Note:
  • If you have already completed applicable the pre-requisites, please fax a copy of the completion certificates with your registration form.
  • If you have not completed the courses, you will have until April 1, 2017, to complete the courses and fax the certificates into the Central Maine Regional Resource Center. Failure to complete the pre-requisites will result in you being withdrawn from this course.
The Registration Form is attached.




TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: ICS 300

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 09:52:06 EST

Coast Guard Sector Northern New England (NNE) will be hosting an ICS-300 Intermediate ICS course April 4-7, 2017 at the Coast Guard Sector Northern New England's 2 Monument Square campus, 2nd floor, in the Great Bailey Island conference room.

Intermediate ICS expands on basic ICS principals and is designed for personnel who will be assigned to key incident command post roles in expanding incidents or Type 3 incidents and for those assigned to ICS supervisory positions. This course will include but not be limited to: unified command, incident/event assessment, the ICS planning process, incident/event resource management, transfer of command and demobilization.

This USCG course is process based and will require the students to work from initial response through two full planning cycles. Develop two Incident Action Plans for a simulated incident and participate in the various ICS process meetings. Class will convene Tuesday, 04 April, promptly at 0800 at the Coast Guard Sector Northern New England's 2 Monument Square campus, 2nd floor, in the Great Bailey Island conference room. Unfortunately, there is no free parking available at this location. Several city parking garages are located nearby.

Graduation will be approx. 1600, 07 April.

Instructions:

Email BMC Ben Hicks requesting to be added to the roster at Ben.L.Hicks@uscg.mil or call 207-741-5450.




TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: Incident Command System: Intermediate (ICS 300)

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 13:07:27 EST

Incident Command System: Intermediate (ICS300)
February 22 & 23, 2017



The Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) will be conducting an incident command system course for command and policy level first response personnel. This 2-day course is designed for a multidiscipline organization and staffing, incident and event planning/staffing, organizing a response to an incident or audience of persons who would likely serve as supervisors in ICS structure. Topics include planned event and incident resource management. The course includes group activities, a tabletop exercise, and a final exam. This program is intended for middle management and command staff personnel.

Target Audience: All senior full time command level emergency responders and specialty personnel responsible for developing Incident Action Plans for expanding incidents should complete this course. All students will have completed up to NIMS ICS 200 (Basic) prior to taking the course. Copy of certificate must accompany application.

MEMA Training will present the course along with other State Agency Adjuncts.

Course Location: The course will be held in the MEMA Classroom. The Central Maine Commerce Center is located at 45 Commerce Drive off Route 27 in North Augusta. Classes will run from 8:15 a.m. - 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.

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



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 .



TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: Advanced Critical Infrastructure Protection (MGT-414)

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 14:20:10 EST

Advanced Critical Infrastructure Protection (MGT-414)
May 25, 2017
Maine Emergency Management Agency Classroom
45 Commerce Drive, Suite 2
Augusta, Maine 04330


Texas A & M Engineering Extension Service
National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center
www.teex.org/publicsafety


The purpose of this management level course is to extend the knowledge, skills, and abilities developed in the awareness level course (AWR-213) and to formulate considerations for the resilience of jurisdictional assets leveraging cross-sector partnerships. These considerations, as part of a resilience action plan, will enhance the whole community's ability to manage the risk associated with critical infrastructure protection efforts. Participants receive a template for presenting all of the relevant data for jurisdictional or regional resilience.

Major topics include:
  • Describe the national strategy of resilience relative to the local partner role
  • Describe the whole community approach relative to the National Preparedness Goal
  • Identify and prioritize jurisdictional critical infrastructure assets and interdependencies across all Critical Infrastructure sectors
  • Describe the purpose and components of a resilience plan
  • Analyze asset and sector impact on jurisdictional resilience
  • Develop options for sector-specific next steps for highest priority sectors
  • Develop a list of jurisdiction-level (regional) resilience actions
Training Level: Management and Planning


Venue: Your jurisdiction


Course Length: One day (8 hours)


Participant Audience:
  • Critical infrastructure owners, operators, and managers
  • State, local, tribal, and territorial government senior officials and managers
  • DHS personnel
  • Sector-Specific Agency managers
  • Other managers with critical infrastructure responsibilities
Prerequisites: None, however, attendance in AWR-213 is highly recommended. If attendance is not possible, completion of the IS-860 online course is suggested.

Continuing Education Credits: IACET - .8 CEUs


Class Size: 24



TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: Jurisdictional Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (MGT-310)

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 14:21:23 EST

Jurisdictional Threat and Hazard
Identification and Risk Assessment (MGT-310)
May 23 - 24, 2017
Maine Emergency Management Agency Classroom
45 Commerce Drive, Suite 2
Augusta, Maine 04330



Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service
National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center
www.teex.org/publicsafety


The purpose of this course is to prepare participants to conduct a Jurisdictional Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA). Participants will identify threats and hazards of jurisdictional concern, give those threats and hazards context, establish capability targets, and determine how to apply the THIRA results. The course will assist local emergency responders and stakeholders in identifying the critical infrastructure that may be at risk in their jurisdiction. By using the THIRA process, stakeholders will develop a strategy to allocate resources and establish mitigation and preparedness activities. THIRA-informed planning is consistent with and expands on nationally accepted emergency management standards as the basis for planning across the mission areas of prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery.

Training Level:
Management and Planning


Venue:
Jurisdiction


Course Length:
Two days (16 hours)


Participant Audience:
Emergency response level, supervisory and/or management personnel who respond to or have oversight responsibility for incidents caused by terrorism, natural disaster, major accidents and all other hazards. Course participants include responders from the following disciplines/services:
  • Law Enforcement
  • Fire Service
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Public Health and Health Care
  • Public Works
  • Emergency Management
  • Public Elected Officials
  • Public Safety Communications
  • Governmental Administrative
Personnel from the private sector, non-governmental organizations, schools, and the military are also allowed to attend if invited or approved by the host jurisdiction.

Continuing Education Units:
IACET - 1.6 CEUs


Prerequisites:
Participants should work in one of the listed disciplines, have completed a WMD/terrorism awareness level course, or be approved by the local jurisdiction host. Completion of the online courses IS-700.a (NIMS - An introduction) and AWR-160 (WMD/Terrorism Awareness for Emergency Responders) is recommended but not required. The DHS/FEMA NTED course AWR-160 is offered online by TEEX at: http://teex.com/nerrtc

Class Size:
24 participants



TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: Basic Public Information Officer Course (G290)

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 11:50:48 EST

Basic Public Information Officer Course (G290)
March 7 & 8, 2017


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

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.

Instructors: MEMA Public Information staff will serve as instructors as well as local participants.

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 students travelling more than 50 miles from their work base. 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 found at:

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



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.