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Proceedings for 2012 Conference

Many thanks for making the 2012 Maine Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference a success. We have included below a listing of workshop proceedings. Should you be interested in materials from a session you don't see here, please contact us.

5th Annual Maine Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference, April 23rd and 24th, 2013, Augusta Civic Center

#05 Local Responsibilities for Emergency Management?
Presented by Dale Rowley, CEM, CEM-ME - Director of Waldo County Emergency Managment Agency. By statute, municipal elected officials and emergency mangers have certain roles and responsibilities regarding emergency management. This session discussed what those roles and responsibilities are and seed feedback on possible future changes to those responsibilities.
#06 Using National Service Resources for Preparedness & Mitigation
Presented by Michael Ashmore, Grants Program Officer, Maine Commission for Community Service and Thea Becton - Assistant Program Director, Americorps NCCC, Atlantic Region. National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) is an untapped resource for communities. Teams of 8 - 10 members can spend 6 - 8 weeks on projects related to disaster preparedness/mitigation, energy conservation, outreach and education for exiting services.
#07 Alphabet Soup (understanding exposure limits)
Presented by Christopher Wrenn - Senior Director of Sales & Marketing, Environics USA. When using gas & vapor detection equipment, exposure limits help responders make sense of the reading that they are getting. Is the reading above or below the exposure limit? This seminar explored what exposure limits really are, who creates them, what they mean, and how and why they often differ.
#08 Radiological Response
Christopher Wrenn - Senior Director of Sales & Marketing, Environics USA. This session covered the following topics with regard to radiation: 1) atomic structure, 2) radiation, and 3) radiation measurement.
#10 Emergency Planning for Schools
James P. Coyne, MS - Captain, Cumberland (Rhode Island) Police Department. This seminar helped prepare the audience to better manage the planning process for responding to emergencies in their schools. From building collaborative relationships, to writing and testing your plans, participants will leave with a how-to guide for complying with school safety mandates..
#13 Medical Reserve Corps 101
Devon G. Niedner - Public Health Volunteer Coordinator, Maine Center for Disease Control and Jennifer Frenette - Region 1 Coordinator (New England), USDHHS Div. of Civilian Volunteer MRC. This session provided an overview of the Medical Reserve Corps (MRD) at the National, state and local levels and how MRC can benefit communities. In Addition, learned how to make a difference by registering with Maine Responds! - Maine's volunteer registery..
#14 Securing and using communication and cyber infrastructure in emergencies.
Christopher Bender - President, Northcross Group Communication infrastructure continues to evolve - providing a wealth of capabilities to prepare for and manage events - but effective controls and managemnet is critical. This session reviewed best practices and lessons learned on how to use these tools securely and effectively.
#17 What you can't see, smell, or hear just may kill you: carbon monoxide poinsoning during and after severe weather events.
Andrew Smith, SM, ScD - State Toxicologist, Maine Center for Disease Control and Kathy Decker, MPH - Epidemiologist, University of Southern Maine
#19 Template driven emergency response & management plans.
K. Tim Pridemore, DFPS - Emergency Mgt. Specialist, Univ. of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Can you develope unit specific emergency action plans for your organization? Can you capture "lessons learned" and use them to develop better plans? Can you ensure completeness and accuracy in your press? This session will show you how templates can help overcome all of these challenges.
#20 Evacuation planning for health care facilities)
Joanne G. Potvin, LPN, CEM-ME - Director, Androscoggin County Emergency Mgt. Agency. Health care facilities, big and small, develop plans for fire, power outage, loss of water supply, and other events, BUT, one thing facilities do not plan for is total evacuation of the facility to another location. Get started on your evacuation plan through this presentation
#21 The future of floodplains in Maine: mitigation & sustainability or litigation & misery.
Edward A. Thomas, Esq. - President, Natural Hazard Mitigation Assoc. Proper and fair floodplain managment is not anti-development; but rather significantly protects the property Rights of everyone in the community by providing a fair and pragmatic foundation for safe and proper development; protecting the naturally beneficial values of our precious water resources.
#22 Incident Management Team - what it is and how to use it.
Michael Grant, SAA/STO Operations and Response Division. A critical event has occurred in your organization or community and is draining the resources you have. What do you do next?
#24 Four truck accidents in Maine.
Barbara T. Parker - Director, Response Services, Maine DEP Nathan Thompson - Oil & Hazardous Materials Responder II, Maine DEP. Andrea Lasselle - Oil & Hazardous Materials Responder II, Maine DEP. Jason Fish - Oil & Hazardous Materials Responder I, Maine DEP. Maine DEP's Response Services Division staff will review four different truck accidents that they responded to within the past year. Each situation was unique. Review of the situation included the hazard assessment and the lessons learned from each response.
#25 Weather-Ready Nation: the latest initiative from the National Weather Service
Noelle Runyon - Warning Coordination Meteorologist, NWS, Caribou, ME. Weather-Ready Nation is rely much more than an initiative, it's a new way of doing business.
#26 "Holy cow! what do I do now?"
Margaret Cushing, M.Ed - Director, child Care Connections. If you work in early care and education, you are responsible for the lives of the children in your care. What will you do in a disaster? What would you do in a tornado, flash flood, chemical spill near your facility or domestic terrorism?
#27 "$how Me the Money!"
Roy Gorman, Lisa Smith & Adele Jones from the Cumberland County Animal Response Team (CART). Maurice L. Dube - District Director, U.S. Small Business Administration - Maine This session discussed funds, programs and services available to renters, homeowners and businesses, direct from the SBA, when recovering from a natural or economic disaster.
#29 Defend against cyber security attacks: don't be a victim!
Michael Leking, CISSP, CISM, PMP - Sr. Cyber Security Spclst., DHS, Nat. Cyber Security Div. David Sun, CISSP, CCNA, MCSE - Program Lead, Site Assessments, DHS, Nat. Cyber Security Div. Cyber Security attacks have the potential to impact you. Come find out about ways to protect your enterprise and control system IT networks. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security presented on current cyber threats, and the network defense tools and resources available to your organization.
#30 IGetting your CEM-ME (certified emergency manager-Maine)
Presented by Dale Rowley, CEM, CEM-ME - Director of Waldo County Emergency Managment Agency.
#31 MacGyver gas detection (getting out of "sticky" situations using common sensors)
Christopher Wrenn - Senior Director of Sales & Marketing, Environics USA. Reviewed the sensitivities and cross-sensitivities of the most common sensors used in Hazmat: O2, LEL, CO, H2S & PID. It discussed how to overlay the responses of ALL your sensors to come to the right conclusion because sometimes the clue to what is really going on is shown in unexpected places.
#33 Home & family preparedness for emergencies and disasters.
Tennie M. Shardlow, M. Ed, CHES, C-LSW - Public Outreach Specialist, MEMA Emergencies can happen anywhere...even in Maine. You can make sure that you and your family can get through any emergency. It starts with simple steps that this presentation will cover including how to make a plan, staying informated and helping yourself and others during and after a disaster.
#35 Retail: a key part of emergency management
Curtis Picard, CAE - Executive Director, Maine Merchants Association. Curtis discussed how retail plays a key role in emergency management during crisis. Using examples like Hurricane Katrina and the recent Joplin, Missouri tornadoes, he will discuss how retailers provided necessary equipment and support.
#36 Cross-sector/multi-jurisdiction partnering to create disaster resilient communities and regions.
Paula L. Scalingi, PhD - Exec. Dir., Bay Area Ctr. for Regional Disaster Resilience, Pleasanton, CA Eric Cote - President, Cote & D'Ambrosio's Disaster Safety Strategies. Dennis Schrader - President, DRS, LLC Brigadier General Michael McDaniel - Chairman, Great Lakes Hazard Coalition. This panel focused on the need for whole community collaboration for disaster resilience at the local, regional, multi-state & cross national border levels, how to build and sustain effective partnerships, and identify challenges and ways to go around them using case studies from other regions.
#37 Wireless safety tips.
Jennifer Novicki - Business Account Executive, U.S. Cellular Christine Doyle - Business Account Executive, U.S. Cellular Harry Tucker - Business Account Executive, U.S. Cellular When an emergency strikes, whether it is related to severe weather or an accident, a cell phone is an important tool to stay connected to people and information that's important to you.
#40 Emergency Response Guidebook - changes to the new 2012 ERG Edition
Anthony H. Murray - Transportation Specialist, US DOT Pipeline & HAZMAT Safety Administration. robert D. Jaffin, MBA, MTS - Director for Development, BU Healthcare Emergency Mgt. Program. The Emergency Response Guidebook (ERT) is developed for use by firefighters, police and other emergency services personnel who may be the first to arrive at the scene of a transportation incident involving a hazardous material. Find out about the new challenges for 2012
#42 Mass notification, facts & fiction.
K. Tim Pridemore, CFPS - Emergency Mgt. Specialist, Univ. of Tennessee at Chattanooga This session gave an overview of alerting systems for schools, hospitals and large business facilities. It introduced the key elements of a crisis communications plan, coverd some of the basic regulatory requirements and provided an overview of current mass notification system technologies.
#43 Emergency response consideration for livestock: 101
Don Hoenig, VMD - State Veterinarian, Maine Dept. of Agriculture Cindy Kilgore - Livestock Specialist, Maine Dept. of Agriculture. This seminar is useful to large animal owners and emergency responders. They discussed barn safety, managing loose animals, use of a mobile milking parlor, emergency plans for livestock, poultry diseases, and provided a list of resources to include hay, straw, and livestock panels.
#44 Scarborough's community-wide resiliency pilot project.
B. Michael Thurlow - Fire Chief/EMA Director, Scarborough Fire Dept. Ronald Breazeale, PhD - Clinical Psychologist, Casco Bay Mental Health. Robert Moulton - Police Shief, Scarborough Police Dept. Nancy Crowell, MLS - Library Director, Scarborough Public Library. Learn how you can replicate Scarborough's pilot program by developing a community-wide resiliency project to better prepare your first responders, school department & municipal employees, and your citizens to better deal with stress, adversity, and natural or man-made disasters.
#48 LNG - the new fuel for Maine.
Chris Hosford, P.E. - President, Maine Liquid Methane Fuels, LLC This is an introduction to the production, storage, transportation and use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) with specific emphasis on safety and emergency response. This presentation included emergency response to transportation incidents and a live demonstration of the behavior of cryogenic liquids.
#50 Student Tools for Emergency Planning (the STEP program).
Tennie M. Shardlow, M. Ed., CHES, C-LSW - Public Outreach Specialist, MEMA. STEP is a preparedness education program that aims at preparing families for multiple hazards by educatiing and energizing students in school to go home and act as leaders in disaster and emergency preparedness. It is aligned with both State and National education standards and is free to all schools.
#51 All hazards COOP 101: let's keep it simple and practical.
Jane Coolidge, PhD - Pandemic Influenza Coordinator, Maine Center for Disease Control In this session, the presenter reviewed the purpose and basic components of a Business "continuity of Operations Plan/COOP, and examined an adaptable "All Hazards" COOP template.
# Wireless Safety Tips
Jennifer Novicki - Business Account Executive, U.S. Cellular Christine Doyle - Business Account Executive, U.S. Cellular Harry Tucker - Business Account Executive, U.S. Cellular
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# Tractor Trailer vs House
John Luongo, Oil & Hazmat Responder, Maine Department of Environmental Protection
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#01 Cultural and historical preparedness
Presented by Heidi L. Leinonen. In a disaster, what's worth saving? On the community level, saving our natural, cultural, and historic resources is important. They document who we are, what we have done, and they provide inspiration for what we will become. Coordinated Statewide Emergency Planning (COSPEP) brings together the cultural communities with the emergency management and first responder agencies in an effort to mutually plan for disasters.
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#01 Preparedness for Hurricanes and Tropical Stroms
John Jensenius, Warning Coordination Meteorologist - National Weather Service
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#01 Talking to Firefighters, Listening to the Museum Director
Presented by Ellen Dyer, Coordinator, Maine Cultural Emergency Resource Coalition, Maine State Museum. Julia Clark, curator of Collections, Abbe Museum and Assistant Chief, Orland Fire Department. Heidi Leinonen, CEM-ME, Planner, Lincoln County Emergency Management Agency
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#02 Tank and Summary Identification
Presented by Daren Mallory, Dead River Company Have you ever wondered what is in the truck that you are driving by? This session discussed various tank truck designs, safety features and what they may contain.
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#02 Recognizing, preventing, and surviving violence on campus
Presented by Roger Aldrich. The administrative staff, faculty and students at colleges and universities are all responsible for recognizing and preventing workplace violence on their campus. Informing and empowering individuals will enable them to become "Immediate Responders" in an Active Shooter Incident to fill the extreme danger gap while waiting for first Responders to arrive.
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#02 Floodplain Management and Flood Mapping
Sue Baker, State Coordinator - Floodplain Management Program
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#02 Official briefing: An assessment of Maine's School Safety, Security, Climate, Culture, and Emergency Preparedness
Presented by Jim Rier, Lyndon Keck and Michael Dorn. This workshop provided attendees with a summary of findings from the statewide school safety assessment that was completed this January.
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#03 Emergency Medication Mass Dispensing - Partners Making It Work In Maine
Presentation by Jacquelyn Roberson, RN, BSN, Strategic National Stockpile Coordinator and Joseph Legee, MPH, SNS Planning and Exercise coordinator. What is SNS? What does it look like in Maine? What partners and systems support a successful public health emergency response? Learn about a new operational tool being used.
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#03 Safe Schools; An Oxymoron?
Mark Bridgham, Deputy sheriff - Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
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#03 A Balanced Approach to Active Shooter Planning for Businesses and Institutions.
Presented by Simon Van Leeuven, Emergency Management Planner, TRC Environmental and Edward Deck, Law enforcement and Security Consultant (FBI Unit Chief-retired) TRC Environmental.
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#04 County regional sheltering: Partnerships and training
Presented by Scott Parker and Eric Lynes. How to develop a regional sheltering program in your community (plan, prepare and train). Who should be part of the regional shelter team and why? What are the key functions that need to be in a shelter to support People and Pets?
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#04 Family Assistance Planning for Mass Casualty
Gretchen Wilson, RN and Jan Frost, Disaster Mental Health Lead - American red Cross
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#04 Using GIS for Disaster Response
Presented by Joseph Young, Executive Director, Maine Library of Geographic Information, Rosemary Mosher, Geospatial Database Manager, Information Communication and Teechnology, city of Auburn, and Brian Collins, Planner, FEMA Region 1. This workshop provided an overview of the data layers needed and how they can be used to increase the speed and efficiency of disaster response and recovery.
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#05 Radios, Narrowbanding, and Where Do We Go From Here?
Presented by Roberto Mussenden from the FCC. This presentation covers what a community needs to know, how to assess compliancy and how to get there.
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#05 A Pictorial Tour of Historical Flooding in Maine
Gregory Stewart, Data Section Chief - USGS
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#05 Chemical Suicide - Keep Yourself Safe!
Presented by Ann E. Hemenway. Oil and Hazardous Materials Responder 1, Maine Department of Environmental Protection. A review was done on actual response, a look at safety procedures and PPE, and discussion on how to neutralize the chemical reaction.
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#06 Is there Something Out there? Effectively Using Sniffers Like PID, FID & MOS Sensors Part 1
Chris Wrenn, Sr., Director of Sales & Marketing - Environics USA
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#07 Building Emergency Management Capacity through EMPG Funding
Presented by Lynette Miller, MS, MEMA. FEMA's Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG)is designed to support core Emergency Management programs and activities. It is a matching grant, but the efforts of local volunteers can actaully be used as a match. Find out if this grant can help you build your Emergency Management program, and penetrate the mysteries of applying for it!
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#07 Using FEMA typing guidelines to type your hazmat team
Presented by Robert Gardner from MEMA. Using FEMA NIMS typing guidelines we will review what the requirements are of a Type 1, 2 and 3 team. Also, how Maine has used these guidelines in equipping our Regional Response Teams (RRT).
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#07 Modern Fuels & Fire: Considerations for Citizens and Town Officials
Vicki Schmidt, Firefighter - Buckfield Fire Department
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#07 A Panel Discussion on school Safety, Security, Climate, Culture, and Emergency Preparedness
Presented by Michael Dorn, Executive Director, Safe Havens International and Panel. Workshop included those that assisted with the statewide school safety assessment project and senior representative from key state agencies that are part of a multidisciplinary team dedicated to furthering school preparedness in Maine.
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#08 "Ready, set, Go!" Getting What You Need From Your National Weather Service
Presented by Stacie Hanes, national Weather Service, Gray, ME. Don't get caught unprepared for the weather! Learn about the decision support services available to you from the National Weather Service. Get an in-depth look at Maine's weather hazards and seasonal outlooks.
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#08 Using the incident action plan to integrate multi-agency plans
Presented by Arn Heggers and Wyman Briggs. NIMS-ICS Incident Action Plans (IAP) are the perfect tool for integrating agency specific plans, tactics, techniques and procedures during a multi-agency all-hazard response. Much of the required integration can be accomplished in MOUs with Standard Operating Guides (SOG) that cover specific contingencies. This workshop will discuss the template for a multi-agency SOG and provide components of IAPs that can be used to develop jurisdiction speciic SOGS and IAPS.
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#08 Community Resiliency Efforts in Coastal Maine
Peter Slovinsky, Marine Geologist - Maine Geological Survey
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#08 Making Small Business Preparedness Easy
Presented by Russ Webster, CEM, Federal Preparedness Coordinator, FEMA Region 1. Businesses left with the tools to immediately assess and enhance their individual preparedness and get connected to resources tailored to their business.
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#09 Home and family preparedness
Presented by Rayna Leibowitz. Preparing for disasters removes some of the stress and protects you, your family and your home. This is critical for children, elderly, disabled family members and pets who cannot do it for themselves. Get the tools and get it done.
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#09 Terrorism - A Focus on Antiterrorism and Consequence Management
Presented by David Glazebrook, CAS, MBA, Professor. What is terrorism and what do local responders, media, and elected officials need to understand about it? More importantly, what are the trends pointing to in the future?
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#10 Emergency Planning for Schools
James P. Coyne, MS - Captain, Cumberland (Rhode Island) Police Department
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#10 Leverage Donated Services to maximize disaster Assistance Funds
Michael Ashmore, Grants Officer & Pamela Zutenhorst, Program Officer - Maine commission for Community Service
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#12 Stone soup for the masses (mass feeding operations in ME)
Presented by Eunice Mommens, Rene Ciccone, Jason Gormley, tim Brown and Mike Mason. How do you plan to feed people who seek shelter in your community during a disaster? find some answers to this Question as we share details about the State of Maine's feeding task force plan.
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#13 Using Social Media (or Not)
Lynette Miller, MS, MEMA. Do you tweet? Can we find you on Facebook? Are these new ways of communicating a great help, or a great way to waste time? Learn more about these tools from state and local folks who have begun to use them.
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#13 Overview of the Haiti earthquake response & patient evacuation mission
Presented by Gregory T. Banner. This will be a combination of two presentations, an overview of the environment in Haiti which U.S. responders worked in, and then a focused discussion of the patient evacuation mission.
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#13 Medical Reserve Corps 101/Maine Responds Volunteer Registry
Devon G. Niedner - Public Health Volunteer Coordinator, Maine Center for Disease Control and Jennifer Frenette - Region 1 Coordinator (New England), USDHHS Div. of Civilian Volunteer MRC.
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#13 Maine's Fire Burden: Losses and the Cost of Fire
Richard Taylor, Sr., Planning & Research Analyst - State Fire Marshal's Office
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#14 Securing and Using communication and Cyber Infrastructure in Emergencies
Christopher Bender - President, Northcross Group
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#14 Balancing Safety, Security and Emergency Management: Understanding the Active Shooter Threat and How to Address it in Schools and the Workplace.
Larry Fitzgerald, Manager & Senior Security Consultant and Simone Vanleeuwen, Security Emergency Management Planner - TRC Solutions
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#14 Challenges of Cultural Differences in Emergency Response and Recovery
Presented by Joanne Potvin, CEM-ME, Director, Androscoggin Unified Emergency Management Agency. Language barriers and cultural differences in religion, clothing, food, and housing needs can be challenging to emergency response and recovery efforts.
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#15 All Hazards Assessments for Schools
Richard Bishop, Chief Deputy - Hancock county Sheriff's Department
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#15 MacGyver gas detection
Presented by Christopher Wrenn. Getting out of "sticky" situations using the sensitivities and cross-sensitivities of common sensors. This course reviews the sensitivities and cross-sensitivities of the most common sensors used in confined space entry and HAZMAT including LEL, O2, CO, H2S & PID. It uses simple examples of real-life incidents to show how sensors can be "fooled" and how to interpret this "incorrect" data and reach a correct conclusion and how to use your "normal" sensors in abnormal situations.
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#15 The Role of the Safety Officer in a Hazmat Incident
Presented by Skip Pratt, CIH, Manger of Corporate Safety Systems, Sappi Fine Paper North America. The role of the safety officer can be stressful due to the wealth of knowledge needed when responding to an unknown incident. You will learn what is needed for reference material and who your best ally is when the event seems out of control. With a level head you will keep everyone safe.
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#16 The Day After: Conducting a Local Damage Assessment of Residences and Business
Richard Higgins, Individual Assistance Officer - MEMA
#16 Dam Safety for Communities
Presented by Tony Fletcher, PE, State Dam Inspector, Maine Emergency Management Agency. The state's only Dam Safety Inspector will provide an overview of Maine's Dam Safety Law, emergency action planning, and examples of dam failure and repair.
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#17 What you can't see, smell, or hear just may kill you.
Andrew Smith, SM, ScD - State Toxicologist, Maine Center for Disease Control and Kathy Decker, MPH - Epidemiologist, University of Southern Maine
#17 National Weather Service Decision Support Services
Noelle Runyun, Warning Coordination Meteorologist - National Weather Service
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#18 EPCRA for 1st Responders
Robert S. Gardner, CEM-ME, Technological Hazards Coordinator, MEMA. This session provides first responders with an easy way to understand and interpret information that is provided to them by facilities that store or use chemicals.
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#18 Maine Cyber Security Cluster (MCSC) "AAA" Model and Small Organizatin Guide for Cyber Security.
Presented by Dr. Glenn F. Wilson, Director, MCSC; Lynn Lovewell, Operations Director, MCSC; and Edward Sihler, Technical Director, MCSC. The MCSC "AAA: model and Small Organization Guide provide information about awareness, appreciation, application, and best practices for cyber security for businesses and the citizens of Maine and beyond.
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#19 Dealing with domestic violence and stalking in the workplace
Recognizing and preventing violence in the workplace is everyone's responsibility. The workplace is your home away from home, and it isn't "someone else's job" to protect you and your collegues, it's your job, even in the case of a worst case scenario, an active shooter. Partner with security personnel and first responders. Become informed and empowered tomake a difference.
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#19 Template Driven Eemergency Response & Management Plans
K. Tim Pridemore, DFPS - Emergency Mgt. Specialist, Univ. of Tennessee at Chattanooga
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#19 Responding to Violence in the Workplace and within Your Community
Mark Hyland & Tennie Shardlow, Maine Emergency Management Agency
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#19 Serving the whole Community - Emergency Management and the ADA.
Presented by Simon Van Leeuwen, Emergency Management Planner, TRC Environmental. A review on the implications of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements on emergency management.
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#20 Evacuation planning for health care facilities
Joanne G. Potvin, LPN, CEM-ME - Director, Androscoggin County Emergency Mgt. Agency
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#20 Responding to Sandy Hook's School Assistance Center
Jan Frost, LCSW, Disaster Mental Health Lead & American Red Cross Volunteers - American Red Cross and Dr. Anthony NG, Medical Center, Psychiatric Observation Unit - Acadia Hospital
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#21 Flooded basement? The Maine VOAD & "muck-out" operations
Presented by Tim Brown. Flooded basement? Got mud? Got mold? Got debris? Don't know where to start? Stop by and let us get you started or get you some help.
#21 The Future of Floodplains in Maine
Edward A. Thomas, Esq. - President, Natural Hazard Mitigation Assoc.
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#21 Active Shooter Tabletop Planning
Jeremy Damren, State Exercise Coordinator - MEMA & Matthew Scott, Special gGest - Jr. Presenter
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#21 Wave Run-Up - The Overlooked Aspect of Coastal Flood Inundation.
Presented by Richard J. Okulski, Meteorologist, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminstration/National Weather Service (NWS) Caribou. Wave run-up is an important component to coastal flood inundation. The NWS offices in Maine applied wave run-up research to produce guidance at 13 coastal flood-prone test sites from Acadia National park to north of Boston, MA.
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#22 Comprehensive School Emergency Planning
Gregg Champlin, Nationally recognized expert in school emergency planning, NHOEM. Gregg discussed the steps and processes in emergency planning for schools. The emphasis is on all-hazard planning using a team approach that includes local public safety representatives and others. Don't miss this one.
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#22 Success stories: 2 towns and 2 grants. How they did it.
Presented by Mike Heavener. Part B. 2 towns; 2 hazards; 2 grant applicatins; 2 hazard mitigation grants funded. This workshop will highlight how two towns with two different hazards, applied for and received a Federal mitigation grant to make their respective comunities safer. Find out how they did it.
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#22 Success stories: 2 towns and 2 grants. How they did it.
Presented by Barry Tibbetts. Part A. 2 towns; 2 hazards; 2 grant applicatins; 2 hazard mitigation grants funded. This workshop will highlight how two towns with two different hazards, applied for and received a Federal mitigation grant to make their respective comunities safer. Find out how they did it.
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#22 Incident Management Team - what it is and how to use it.
Michael Grant, SAA/STO Operations and Response Division
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#22 FEMA - IPAWS
Lynette Miller, Special Projects Coordinater - MEMA
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#22 USDA Responds - Emergency Assistance when Disaster Calls
Presented by Ken Gustin, Executive Officer, USDA/Farm Service Agency and Amanda May, Program Specialist, USDA/Farm Sercice Agency. USDA agencies muster many tools, resources, and sources of financial and other forms of assistance when disaster strikes or is imminent.
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#23 The Challenges of Radiological Events on healthcare Systems.
Presented by Kathleen Rusley, MBA, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Northeast Maine Regional Resource Center. Radiological events present a hazard that can have challenging impacts on emergency responders, healthcare organizations, and communities. What types of events have happened and are possible, and how do we deal with them?
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#24 Four Truck Accidents in Maine
Barbara T. Parker - Director, Response Services, Maine DEP Nathan Thompson - Oil & Hazardous Materials Responder II, Maine DEP. Andrea Lasselle - Oil & Hazardous Materials Responder II, Maine DEP. Jason Fish - Oil & Hazardous Materials Responder I, Maine DEP.
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#24 School Chemicals
Dwight Peavey - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
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#24 Getting Socail - Tapping into Social Media to Connect with Your Community
Presented by Robin Mayer, Principal, Mayer and Associates. Social media is an important tool and can reach vast numbers of people, but only when used wisely. Workshop discussed how to build and manage a social media presence, gain followers, and expand reach to ensure that critical information will be received and heeded during emergency situations.
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#25 Chempack awareness: Nerve agents getting on your nerves?.
Presented by Joe Legee and Jackie Roberson. This session will provide an overview of the program for the forward placement of nerve agent antidotes, or the Chempack program, to include an overview of roles, capacity, and request procedures. In addition, a chempack container will be presented to provide for visual awareness of the asset.
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#25 Weather-Ready Nation: the latest initiative from the NWS
Noelle Runyon - Warning Coordination Meteorologist, NWS, Caribou, ME
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#25 Home & Family Preparedness for Emergencies & Disasters
Tennie M. Shardlow, Public Outreach Specialist - MEMA
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#26 Active shooter in schools: One Maine county's approach.
Presented by Scott Parker, Director of Oxford County EMA. Learn how to prepare your school and community for the unthinkable. Who, where, when, why, and how will be answered for a rural Maine School Shooter Drill program.
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#26 "Holy Cow" What Do I Do Now?"
Margaret Cushing, M.Ed - Director, Child Care Connections
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#26 Securing a COPS Grant
Judy Paolucci, Former superintendent - Yarmouth School Department
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#26 The Federal Role in Oil Spill Planning and Response
Presented by Cosmo Caterino, BS Chem. Eng. MS Env. Eng., Federal On-Scene coordinator, US EPA. This workshop discussed how the Clean Water Act, Oit Pollution Act, Facility Response Plans, and Government Initiated Unannounced Exercises all relate, and the perspective of an EPA inspector
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#27 What About The Children? How to Meet Their Unique Disaster Needs
Commissioner Bruce Lockwood, CEM, National Commission on Children and Disasters. Children make up 24% of the population, but their disaster needs are typically unmet. Congress created the national Commission on Children and Disasters to identify gaps in disaster preparedness, response and recovery for children. Commissioner Lockwood will discuss common sense solutions to make sure children are no longer an afterthought in emergency planning.
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#27 "$how Me the Money!"
Maurice L. Dube - District Director, U.S. Small Business Administration - Maine
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#27 Need an Antidote? Maine's Pharmaceutical Caches
Karen Simone, Director & Dr. Tamas Paredy, Medical Director - Northern New England Poison Center.
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#27 Building Your Own Personal Emergency Kit
Presented by Stuart Thomas, Preparedness Consultant/Owner, Prepared Associates. This workshop covered the personal emergency kit. Your kit may be all you have time to grab on the way out the door.
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#28 Building Public & Private Partnerships, One Response at a Time.
Bruce Lewis, CPP, Fairchild Semiconductor International & Kevin Guimond, fire Chief & Director of Emergency Management, South Portland. This topic will illustrate how a company and a fire department (with rescue and hazmat) developed a strong working relationship. The speakers discussed actual emergencies involving the company and the community. discussion showed what the outcomes could have been without this important relationship.
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#28 Pet Sheltering - getting it right.
Presented by Ken Ward. Learn how we got to where we are today when it comes to pet sheltering and where we are headed.
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#28 Communication Unit Leader (COML)
Steve Mallory, SIRC - MEMA & Rick Andreano, Regional Coordinator - Office of Emergency Communications.
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#28 EMS and the American Red Cross - Partners in Disaster: The Boston Marathon Experience
Presented by Karen Rea, MSN, RN, Northeast Division Nurse Leader, American Red Cross of Maine and Ellin Ruffner, LCSW, Disaster Consortium Chair, Aerican Red Cross of Maine. This workshop discussed the work of the Red Cross in helping the community cope with the events following the Boston Marathon Bombing, as well s its role at the Family Assistance Center in the weeks immediately following the bombing.
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#29 Defend Against Cyber Security Attacks: don't be a victim!
Michael Leking, CISSP, CISM, PMP - Sr. Cyber Security Spclst., DHS, Nat. Cyber Security Div. David Sun, CISSP, CCNA, MCSE - Program Lead, Site Assessments, DHS , Nat. Cyber Security Div.
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#29 How Best to Evacuate a Hospital
Presented by Richard Comstock, Certified Healthcare Safety Professional, Emergency preparedness Coordinator, MaineGeneral Medical Center and Richard "Beau" Beausoleil, Director, Kennebec County Emergency Management Agency. This workshop looked at the 2013 preplanned transfer of 120 patients from two hospitals in five and a half hours.
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#30 Floodplain maps - emergency response/risk mitigation.
Presented by Joe Young. The speaker will discuss sources of federal funding for helping communities to obtain basic data needed to update their floodplain maps and how to make regional cooperation work for the community. cumberland and York County floodplain mapping issues will be addressed, the results of FEMA's Map Modernization effort and the focus of its new RiskMAP program.
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#30 Getting your CEM-ME (Certified Emergency Manager - Maine)
Dale Rowley, CEM, CEM-ME - Director, waldo County Emergency Management Agency.
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#30 Maine's "Sandy" - Updating Maine's Hurricane Inundation Maps (COML)
Presented by Peter Slovinsky, Marine Geologist, Maine Geological Survey, Dept. of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry. This workshop highlighted efforts to update Maine's Sea, Lake, and Overland Surges from Hurricanes (SLOSH) maps for the Maine coastline using a new GIS tool and available Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) topographic data.
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#31 Earn the Highest Professional Certification in Emergency Management (CEM)
Brochure provided by Pamela L'Heureux, IAEM-USA; MALEM. Guidance for getting your CEM and CEM-ME. Receive the highest professional certification in Emergency Management anywhere in the World.
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#31 MacGyver Gas Detection
Christopher Wrenn - Senior Director of Sales & Marketing, Environics USA
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#32 Disaster Behavioral Health in the Aftermath of Violence
Pamela Holland, Disaster Behavioral Health Coordinator - Maine Center for Disease Control.
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#33 Developing Emergency Response Plans for the Small Facility
Robert S. Gardner, CEM-ME, Technological Hazards Coordinator, MEMA. The session focused on the development of emergency response plans as required under MRSA 37B section 795. In particular, how these planning requirement can be combined with a variety of other existing plans or developed as a single plan. OSHA's EAP's will be the examples used to show how to combine planning requirements.
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#33 How to get certified as an emergency manager.
Presented by Pamela L'Heureaux and Robert Bohlmann. Be a Professional - Tips for getting your CEM-ME, Maine's Level 1 and Level 2 local EM Certification.
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#33 Home & Family Preparedness
Tennie M. Shardlow, M. Ed, CHES, C-LSW - Public Outreach Specialist, MEMA
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#33 Bovine (Cattle) Emergency Response
Presented by Cindy Kilgore, Livestock Specialist, Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry. A livestock trailer hauling cattle has rolled over. First responders, do you know what to do? How do you assess, handle, contain, move, and dispatch the livestock? We can help!
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#34 Crisis communications in schools - no matter what crisis.
Presented by Lynette Miller and David Connerty-Martin. Weather emergencies or school violence are crises for schools, but so might be budget or curriculum conflicts or legal problems. The presenters will be joined by school officials who have worked through a crisis, and discuss communications tools to help weather an storm.
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#34 Point of Dispensing Demo: Come Walk Through Before You Have To!
Joseph Legee, State Strategic National Stockpile Coordinator - Maine Center for Disease Control & Caity Hager, Program Coordinator - Maine Cities Readiness Initiative.
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#34 Building Community Resilience - How Stolen Eggs Made My Community Safer
Presented by Lori Lynn Scott, BS, Tactical EMT, Community Facilitator, Mt. Vernon/Vienna/Rome Neighborhood Watch and Member Kennebec County IMAT & CERT. Learn about how to create an effective safety network in your community by applying basic Incident Command System and Public Information Officer principles, emergency preparedness, email, potlucks, cooperation with law enforcement, and old fashioned phone trees.
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#35 Homeland security grants 101.
Presented by Bill DeLong, Homeland Security Division Director, MEMA. The do's & don'ts of homeland security grants. Learn what the grant review committee looks for in successful grant applications.
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#35 Retail: a key part of emergency management.
Curtis Picard, CAE - Executive Director, Maine Merchants Association
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#35 A New Plan for Mitigating the Impact of Disasters on the Most Vulnerable
Presented by Jane Coolidge, PhD, Public Health Emergency Preparedness Planner, Maine Center for Disease Control and Richard Higgins, Individual Assistance Officer, Maine Emergency Management Agency. The Maine Center for Disease Control and MEMA, in colloboration with numberous community partners, are developing a process that will ensure that the most vulnerable persons in Maine receive timely and accurate information regarding a potential or actual disaster.
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#36 Business Preparedness: Putting People First.
Tom Larvia, Raytheon Company. Most public or private sector continuity programs focus on continuity of operations; however, a majority of the incidents we face daily (natural or man-made) present a significant risk to our people. This session will describe how you can/should put people first in all of your planning from monitoring incidents to promoting home preparedness.
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#36 Cross-sector/Multi-jurisdiction Partnering
Paula L. Scalingi, PhD - Exec. Dir., Bay Area Ctr. for Regional Disaster Resilience, Pleasanton, CA Eric Cote - President, Cote & D'Ambrosio's Disaster Safety Strategies. Dennis Schrader - President, DRS, LLC Brigadier General Michael McDaniel - Chairman, Great Lakes Hazard Coalition
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#36 Boy Scouts & Emergency Management: An Untapped Resource
Chief Paul Conley, Deputy Chief - Freeport Fire & Rescue
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#36 2014 and the New Public Safety Radio Communications System (MSCommNet).
Presented by Craig Hitchings, Manager, MSCommNet in 2014 and interoperability is essential. A project panel provided an overview of the new system emphasizing interoperability for county and local public safety partners.
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#37 From Application to Award: A Case Study in Mitigation.
JoAnn Mooney, State Hazard Mitigation Officer, MEMA. Pictures are worth a thousand words. This presentation will show you ways to match federal mitigation funding without money. The presenter used shared examples to show attendees how to complete a winning hazard mitigation application.
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#38 "Permit Required": Confined Space Entrant and Attendant Training
Sue Roy, Senior Territory Manager - SafeWare, Inc.
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#39 Generators: Demystifying Emergency Power
Steve Belcher, Sspecial Accounts Manager - FM Generator
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#40 Emergency Response Guidebook - 2012 ERG edition
Anthony H. Murray - Transportation Specialist, US DOT Pipeline & HAZMAT Safety Administration. robert D. Jaffin, MBA, MTS - Director for Development, BU Healthcare Emergency Mgt. Program.
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#41 Man's best friend - animals in emergency management.
Presented by Blaine Bronson. This seeion will cover training and deployment methods for Police Working Dogs; abilities and missions of differenct teams; how they are trainied; when they are used.
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#42 Mass Notification, Facts & Fiction
K. Tim Pridemore, CFPS - Emergency Mgt. Specialist, Univ. of Tennessee at Chattanooga
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#43 The American Red Cross: Serving Maine and the World
Presented by Gretchen O'Grady and Eric Lynes. This presentation gave a brief overview of the principles, scope, and mission of the Red Cross on a National and International level, but will primarily focus on mass care disaster response in Maine and the Regional sheltering concept.
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#43 Preventing workplace violence and surviving a worst case scenario.
Presented by Roger Aldrich. Intimate partner violence and stalking have a very real impact on the workplace. One in four women have been, are, or will be involved in domestic violence during their lifetime. while an abusive partner may no longer know their partner's phone number or where they live, they do know where they work. How do you recognize, prevent, and assist if domestic violence spills over into your workplace.
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#43 Emergency Response Considerations for Livestock: 101
Don Hoenig, VMD - State Veterinarian, Maine Dept. of Agriculture Cindy Kilgore - Livestock Specialist, Maine Dept. of Agriculture
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#43 Managing Expectations After a Disaster
Robert Bohlmann, Former EMA Director - York County / Guest
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#44 Public Information Officer (PIO) for Incident Commanders (IC).
Presented by Michael Grant. MEMA's Training Officer will discuss the importance and value of the incident commander making public information a top priority. Mike will be joined by an experienced field PIO. This session will be valuable to both small and large scale response agencies.
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#44 Scarborough's Community-Wide Resiliency Pilot Project
B. Michael Thurlow - Fire Chief/EMA Director, Scarborough Fire Dept. Ronald Breazeale, PhD - Clinical Psychologist, Casco Bay Mental Health. Robert Moulton - Police Shief, Scarborough Police Dept. Nancy Crowell, MLS - Library Director, Scarborough Public Library.
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#44 Maine Department of Environmental Protection - Lessons Learned
Darian Higgins and Andrea Lassalle - Maine Department of Environmental Protection.
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#45 Firefighter Response to Common Hazmat Emergencies
Scott Luciano - Orono Fire Department
#46 The past, present & future of earthquakes in Maine and New England.
Presented by Prof. John E. Ebel. From 1755 off Cape Ann and 1904 in Eastport to 2006 at Bar Harbor, a number of damaging earthquakes have affected different parts of Maine, and many small earthquakes are recorded each year in the state. This talk will describe the past earthquake history, the current state of earthquake monitoring, and the threat from future earthquakes.
#47 First Responders and pesticides - what you need to know.
Presented by Labelle Hicks. What are some of the pesticides (oldies but goodies and newbies) that you may encounter in an incident at a farm? MSDS and Label information are available. How does this information change how you respond to the incident?
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#48 Homeland Security Grants 101
William DeLong, Director, Homeland Security Division, MEMA. This session gave attendees direct information on the do's and don'ts of writing homeland security grants in Maine. It will also provide attendees ann opportunity to learn about the Homeland Security grants process here in our State.
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#48 Signs and symptoms of chemical exposure.
Presented by Steve Fox and Jim Wilsom. Evaluate physical signs and symptoms to help identify exposure to an unknown chemical. Learn advantages of operating from an unknown substance S.O.G.
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#48 LNG - the new fuel for Maine
Chris Hosford, P.E. - President, Maine Liquid Methane Fuels, LLC
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#5 Local EMA Responsibilities
Dale Rowley, Director, Waldo Emergency Management Agency
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#50 Student Tools for Emergency Planning (the STEP Program)
Tennie M. Shardlow, M. Ed., CHES, C-LSW - Public Outreach Specialist, MEMA
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#51 Shelterin the ImPAWsible Guest
Roy Gorman, Lisa Smith & Adele Jones from the Cumberland County Animal Response Team (CART). Emergencies happen at the local level and so does the initial response. Many homes include family pets who need to be sheltered too. Knowing who will shelter and care for pets during an emergency, and how these groups are organized and how they will respond is information your community will want to know about. This session will share what Cumberland County is doing.
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#51 All Hazards COOP 101
Jane Coolidge, PhD - Pandemic Influenza Coordinator, Maine Center for Disease Control
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#52 When you can't wait for the media to inform the public.
Presented by Lynette Miller, Public Information Officer for MEMA. Fast moving events require immediate alerts and information for the public that can't wait for the 6:00 o'clock news or tomorrow's paper. The presenter and three County EMA Directors will discuss innovative ways to get the word out, both high and low-tech. Attached is a handout passed out during session.
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#54 Rapid visual screening for seismic safety - Part 1.
Presented by Michael J. Griffin. FEMA 154 - Rapid visual Screening of Buildings was developed as a pre-disaster procedure that can be implemented relatively quickly and inexpensively within a community to develop a prioritized list of potentially hazardous buildings without the high cost of a detailed seismic analysis of individual buildings. This is an extremely cost-effective method to assess earthquake risk to your facilities.
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#55 The Maine Geolibrary Serves the Emergency Management Community
Gretchen Heldmann, Town of Hampden; Nancy Armentrout, PUC E911 Program; Dan Walters, USGS. The ME Geolibrary completed a statewide strategic plan in 2009. Three priority projects are now underway that provide valuable information for emergency managers. This presentation will review each, including the strategy for regular updates to Maine's aerial imagery, MDOT and E911 efforts to deliver a unified GIS road database, and the Geolibrary Portal.
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#56 Is Your Exercise HSEEP Compliant?
Jeremy Damren, State Exercises Officer, MEMA. There are so many questions and there is so much to read on what makes your exercise compliant with the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP). The State Exercise Officer will tell you exactly what makes an exercise HSEEP compliant and he will answer any and all of those nagging questions that you've ever had about this topic.
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#57 Suspicious Substance Protocols
Robert S. Gardner, CEM-ME, Techonological Hazards Coordinator, MMA. You have received a call that someone has received or found an unknown powder at their facility or home. What is the best way to handle this problem?
#58 Student Tools for Emergency Planning (STEP)
Presented by Michelle Collins and Ryan Jones. Learn more about the 4th and 5th grade youth preparedness education program that has taken New England by storm. STEP has trained over 51,000 students over the last 3 years, expanded to 3 FEMA Regions, and has been featured in national news media. Find out how STEP has successfully brought emergency preparedness to Maine schools, students, and families, and learn how to make STEP available to your town or region! There is a video clip that goes with this for the asking.
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#59 Large Animal Emergency Rescue - Where Do We Start?
Vicki Schmidt, State Fire Instrctor. This workshop introduced concepts and training needs for readiness involving large animal emergency rescue incidents. Goals will include identifying variables for successful management of a large animal emergency rescue program for your region. An overview of equipment and opportunities for hands-on-training will also be discussed.
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#6 Using National Service Resources for Preparedness & Mitigation
Presented by Michael Ashmore, Grants Program Officer, Maine Commission for Community Service, and Thea Becton
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#60 What the Heck Just Happened to Us? Crisis Communication for Business
Lynette Miller, MS, MEMA. There are all kinds of business crises, from product recalls to restructuring or downsizing to disasters. As you are dealing with the situation , you also have to talk about it. How well you communicate can influence the outcome of the crisis. This session offers a practical approach to crisis communications, presented through basic guidelines and interactive case studies.
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#7 Alphabet Soup (understanding exposure limits)
Christopher Wrenn - Senior Director of Sales & Marketing, Environics USA
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#8 Radiological Response
Allen S. Nygren - President, Training Technologies Internation, Inc.
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