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1st Annual Maine Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference Powerpoint Presentations

Below are the presentations, in Microsoft Powerpoint® format (unless otherwise noted), which have been submitted to MEMA. If you don't see something you are looking for, (or if you are a presenter who did not submit your file!) please contact us.

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The Strategic National Stockpile: What it means to you.

By Jackie Roberson, RN, BSN, State SNS Coordinator and Maine CDC, Michael Radke, BS, RRT, Cities Readiness Initiative Program Coordinator, Portland Public Health

This presentation will discuss Maine’s SNS Plan including the Cities Readiness Initiative, the challenges and successes of SNS planning efforts, and the partnerships that are critical in planning for and responding to an SNS event in Maine.

Funding for Your Community

Lynette Miller, MS, Communications Director, MEMA; JoAnn Mooney, State Hazard Mitigation Officer, MEMA. Show me the money! This session will present an overview of Homeland Security, Mitigation and Emergency Management Performance Grants, and how to access them.

Reviewing Facility Plans

Robert S Gardner, CEM-ME, Technological Hazards Coordinator, MEMA. This session will review the requirements of Title 37B section 795 which directs facilities with Extremely Hazardous Substances to develop an emergency plan. Discussion will include what each requirement means and solutions on how to meet those requirements.

Disaster Mental Health

Pam Holland, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor & Masters of Education in Counseling Psychology, Director, Disaster Behavioral Health, Maine CDC. This presentation will explore what Disaster Mental Health is, how it is used, and what tools are essential in providing support. It will also include a brief exploration of Psychological First Aid (PFA) and its use in disaster response.

From Pictures to Applications - Mitigation

Presented by JoAnn Mooney, State Hazard Mitigation Officer, MEMA

National Flood Insurance Program Participation and Compliance

Flood Insurance Rate Maps On-Line Access.

Sue Baker, CFM Planner, State Coordinator, National Flood Insurance Program, State Planning Office.

Why Don't They Listen...(Risk Communication)

Lynette Miller, MS, Communications Director, MEMA. How well the public reacts in an emergency depends on how well information flows in all directions. This session will suggest common sense ways to communicate with people during the most stressful of times.

Emergency Preparedness for Individuals & Families

Rayna Leibowitz, Preparedness Specialist, MEMA. How prepared are you? Knowing you and your household is prepared to handle an emergency or a disaster is comforting and reassuring. Don’t know where to start? Start here.

Floods: Maine's Most Dangerous and Expensive Natural Enemy

Mark Turner, Service Hydrologist, National Weather Service, Caribou, Maine. Everybody knows about floods, right? In this session, you will learn what you don't know about flooding, and how that can help in preparation and response.

Disaster Recovery 101 - Local Officials

Ron Looman, Public Assistance Officer, MEMA; Dwane Hubert, MPA, Director of Mitigation, Preparedness, Recovery-MEMA. Washed out road or a flooded basement? Find out what Federal programs are available for eligible applicants to help recover from disasters that impact public infrastructure and individuals

Workplace Line of Duty Death

Rev. Daniel Coffin. Are you the head of a first responder agency? Do you have a plan on what to do if one of your employees dies while performing their duties. This session will look at the issues surrounding the death of a first responder and what steps can be taken to ensure that all moral and legal obligations are met.

Disaster Recovery and SBA's Role in Disaster Recovery

Mark Ihenacho, Communications Specialist, SBA. The Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Program works for business, but that’s not all. Come hear how this program has helped people get their homes and lives back to normal and how the SBA’s trained staff can give individual assistance to clients throughout the process.

Operation Lifesaver

Fact Sheet on Railroad Fatalities (Adobe .pdf format)

Presented by Norma Griffith, Maine Railroad

Your American Red Cross: Local, Relevant, Ready.

Mike Mason, Regional Emergency Services Director, ARC. This presentation will give a brief overview of the principles, scope, and mission of the Red Cross on a National and International level, but will primarily focus on how the Red Cross fits in and works with local Maine communities and organizations to prepare its residents, build community readiness capacity, and respond to a variety of natural and man-made disasters.

Emergency Response to Ethanol

Carl Allen,Safety Communications Inc. With ethanol becoming a commonly used substance both as a mixture with fuel products but also being transported and handled as a pure product, what are the unique hazards that Ethanol poses to the first responder? What do we need to know to respond effectively to this new hazard.

Crisis Communication in School Emergencies

Lynette Miller, MS, Communications Director, MEMA; David Connerty-Marin, Director of Communications, Maine Department of Education. When an emergency happens at a school, the demand for information from the media, parents and the community at large, hits like a tidal wave. This session will offer guidelines for dealing with the media spotlight and that demand for information, and ideas for plans and partnerships that can help.

Bonding and Grounding

Presented by Nate Thompson

Business Continuity and Recovery

Bruce Lewis, Manager, Global Security Compliance, Fairchild Semiconductor. Most businesses in Maine are small businesses. Experience has shown that 25% of small businesses impacted by a disaster do not reopen. This session includes some background on planning and recovery, a walk through the planning steps and will finish with a table top exercise.