Proceedings for 2013 Conference
Many thanks for making the 2013 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,
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Conference News and Materials
- #01 Preparedness for Hurricanes and tropical Storms
- Presented by John Jensenius, Warning coordination Meteorologist - National Weather Service. Hurricane Sandy provided a wake-up call to residents of the Northeast and demonstrated the impacts that tropical systems can have on New England. This presentation described the potential impacts that could affect Maine if a storm similar to Hurricane Sandy were to make landfall along Maine's coast.
- #02 Floodplain Management and Flood Mapping
- Presented by Sue Backer, State Coordinator - Floodplain Management Program.
Flooding is the number one natural hazard in Maine. It impacts businesses, public infrastructure and private homes throughout communities every year. With climate change and rising sea levels it's more important than ever to know how you can offset the impacts of flooding. This presentation provided an overview of the National Flood Insurance Program and an understanding of the relationship between local building regulations in flood hazard areas, flood insurance and flood hazard mapping.
- #03 Safe Schools - An Oxymoron?
- Presented by Mark Bridgham, Deputy Sheriff - Lincoln county Sheriff's office. With the Newtown shootings fresh in our minds, it is time to learn more about how a community responds to this kind of event and what we can do to lessen the chances of this happening in Maine schools.
- #04 Family Assistance Planning for a Mass Casualty
- Presented by gretchen Wilson, RN and Jan Frost, Disaster mental Health Lead - American Red Cross. Quite often, one of the last things that communities, schools and organizations fail to consider in their mass casualty plans is a "reception center" where victims and families of victims can seek immediate support. This workshop addressed basic considerations when planning for a family assistance or reception center.
- #05 A Pictorial Tour of Historical Flooding in Maine
- Gregory Stewart, Data Section chief - US Geological Survey (USGS) Did you know that floods happened long before you were born? Did you also know that the flood you think is the largest ever may not be? The USGS has monitored stream flow since 1901 in Maine. This presentation showed historical flooding, areas of impact and answered the basic question of, "How bad was it?".
- #06 Is There Something Out There?
- Chris Wrenn, Sr., Director of Sales & Marketing ~ Environics USA. If you can't find "it", you can't fix it. (Part 1) and (Part 2) Effectively Using Sniffers like PID, FID & MOS Sensors. After oxygen, flammability and your basic electrochemical toxic sensors, survey tools like PID, FID, MOS and orthogonal sniffers are some of the best tools available to quickly identify if something is out there. This session used many examples to show how to get the most out of these technologies.
- #07 Modern Fuels & Fire: Considerations for Citizens and Town Officials
- Vicki Schmidt, Firefighter ~ Buckfield Fire Department. Lightweight energy efficient construction and modern fuels have combined to make today's firefight a dramatically new challenge for even the most experienced firefighters and incident commanders. This workshop showcases research from Underwriter's Labs, the National Institute of Standards and Technologies, and is designed to help citizens and town officials understand the fire environment their firefighters are currently up against.
- #08 Community Resiliency Efforts in Coastal Maine
- Peter Slovinsky, Marine Geologist ~ Maine Geological Survey. Are you concerned about sea level rise in Maine? You should be. This presentation is a review of ongoing community resiliency efforts that are being undertaken in response to storm surge and sea level rise in Maine. It also included highlights of vulnerability assessments.
- #10 Leverage Donated Services to Maximize disaster Assistance Funds.
- Michael Ashmore, Grants Officer & Pamela Zutenhorst, Program Officer ~ Maine Commission for Community Service.
This interactive workshop helped to understand how to maximize soft match and develop strategies in advance of a disaster declaration that will help municipalities meet and exceed required local match.
- #13 Maine's Fire Burden: Losses and the Cost of Fire
- Richard Taylor, Sr., Planning & Research Analyst ~ State Fire Marshal's Office
In a typical year, the cost of fire in Maine and across the nation will exceed the cost of all natural disasters combined. Yet few policy makers understand what constitutes fire losses and how the cost is calculated. In addition, little is known about where the greatest costs are being incurred and what can be done to alleviate that cost and save tax payers money in the process. This presentation addressed these issues and offered valuable insight into the losses and costs of fire in Maine.
- #14 Balancing Safety & Security: Preparing Schools, Public Buildings and Private Sector Businesses in Support of Emergency Planning
- Larry Fitzgerald, Manager & Senior Security Consultant ~ TRC Solutions
This presentation discussed the active shooter threat, trends and profiles for schools as well as offices & businesses. Active shooter goals and the attack planning cycle and how to use that cycle to thwart potential future attacks was also discussed. Security concepts with examples given on how to apply them to address an active shooter situation as well as other threats were introduced.
- #15 All Hazards Assessments for Schools
- Richard Bishop, Chief Deputy ~ Hancock County Sheriff's Department. School shootings are one of many threats and hazards that schools face today. With more and more hazardous materials being transported over our roads, more erratic and severe weather patterns, and people intent on doing harm to our children either in school, during and off-campus event, or on a bus, schools must conduct a thorough risk analysis in order to focus their emergency plans. This workshop taught how to conduct a hazard assessment and risk analysis.
- #16 The Day After: Conducting a Local Damage Assessment of Residences and Businesses
- Richard Higgins, Individual Assistance Officer - MEMA. What information should you collect after a disaster? Do you know the difference between minor and major damage?
- #17 National Weather Service Decision Support Services.
- Noelle Runyun, Warning Coordination Meteorologist ~ National Weather Service
The National Weather Service (NWS) can provide decision support services at any time, which range from daily decisions to high impact events and everything in between. Noelle discussed NWS Decision Support products and services, as well as various methods to get that information.
- #19 Responding to Violence in the Workplace and Within Your Community.
- Mark Hyland & Tennie Shardlow, Maine Emergency Management Agency. Workplace violence has emerged as an important safety and health issue in today's society. The problem of workplace violence in certain industries has resulted in the production of OSHA's guidelines and recommendations to those industries for implementing workplace violence prevention programs. This presentation will give an overview of these guidelines and provide resources to assist in planning and preventing workplace and community violence.
- #20 Responding to Sandy Hook's School Assistance Center.
- Jan Frost, LCSW, Disaster Mental Health Lead & American Red Cross Volunteers ~ American Red Cross
Dr. Anthony Ng, Medical Director Psychiatric Observation Unit ~ Acadia Hospital. This session primarily focused on the role of trained disaster mental health and disaster behavioral health professionals following school incidents. The responses of the American Red Cross, the State of Connecticut Disaster Behavioral Health Team and the Connecticut State Police
- #21 Active Shooter Tabletop Planning.
- Jeremy Damren, State Exercise Coordinator ~ MEMA & Matthew Scott, Special Guest ~ Jr. Presenter.
With all the recent occurrences across the country involving active shooters, you can never be too prepared. This session will outline the steps needed to plan an exercise for your school, business or workplace. A young presenter will augment this session with his insights on preparedness from a "kid's" perspective. Don't miss this one.
- #22 FEMA – IPAWS
- Lynette Miller, Special Projects Coordinater ~ MEMA.
FEMA and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) have instituted new standards and developed new technology tools that have changed the landscape for alerting the public. MEMA staff presented an overview of these new technologies, and discussed how they are already being used in Maine and how they may be implemented here in the near future.
- #24 School Chemicals.
- Dwight Peavey ~ U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
All public schools need to properly manage their chemical resources from "cradle to grave" to reduce risk, exposure and accidents. How EPA teams have provided integrated chemical management and on-site assistance to over 100 public school systems throughout New England was presented.
- #25 Home & Family Preparedness for Emergencies & Disasters
- Tennie M. Shardlow, 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 by starting with simple steps. This presentation showed how to make a plan, stay informed and how to help yourself and others during and after a disaster.
- #26 Securing a COPS Grant
- Judy Paolucci, Former Superintendent ~ Yarmouth School Department.
COPS grants available through the Department of Justice, can provide local police agencies and school departments with funds for improving safety and security in schools.
- #27 Need an Antidote? Maine's Pharmaceutical Caches
- Karen Simone, Director & Dr. Tamas Paredy, Medical Director ~ Northern New England Poison Center.
This presentation provided an overview of the available antidotes in the Maine Pharmaceutical Cache and CHEMPACK Project, including the basic antidote mechanisms of action, dosing and use guidelines and procedures to request and obtain antidotes.
- #28 Communication Unit Leader (COML)
- Steve Mallory, SIRC ~ MEMA & Rick Andreano, Regional Coordinator ~ Office of Emergency Communications.
This presentation discussed the importance of having a COML available during emergency incidents and disasters along with the roles of the COML and how they affect communications throughout an event. Other topics of discussion will include the Maine Recognized Communication Unit Leader Program and its positive impacts on communications functions and responsibilities during an incident or disaster.
- #32 Disaster Behavioral Health in the Aftermath of Violence
- Pamela Holland, Disaster Behavioral Health Coordinator ~ Maine Center for Disease Control.
Reactions after a disaster are natural and varied. Disaster Behavior Health is a support program to help with those reactions. School shootings and other acts of violence present unique challenges in behavioral support.
- #34 Point of Dispensing Demo: Come Walk Through Before You Have To!
- Joseph Legee, State Strategic National Stockpile Coordinator ~ Maine CDC & Caity Hagar, Program Coordinator ~ Maine Cities Readiness Initiative. The US CDC's Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) is a repository of antibiotics, antidotes, antitoxins, antivirals, vaccines and other life-saving medical materials. The SNS program is designed to deliver critical medical assets to the scene of a severe public health emergency. The Maine CDC is the lead agency for planning and carrying out SNS operations in Maine and has developed a network of Points of Dispensing (PODs) across the State where the public can receive these life-saving pharmaceuticals.
- #36 Boy Scouts & Emergency Management: An Untapped Resource
- Chief Paul Conley, Deputy Chief ~ Freeport Fire & Rescue.
"Be Prepared" is the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Motto. This presentation focused on the untapped resource the Boy Scouts of America and their adult leaders can provide to a community in times of crisis.
- #38 "Permit Required": Confined Space Entrant and Attendant Training.
- Sue Roy, Senior Territory Manager ~ SafeWare, Inc.
This presentation addressed expectations involved in both Confined Space Entrant and Attendant Training with a focus on the following three areas:
- 1. Criteria for a confined Space;
- 2. Hazards of a Confined Space and
- 3. Identifing the Roles & Responsibilities of personnel involved with entry operations.
- #39 Generators: Demystifying Emergency Power
- Steve Belcher, Special Accounts Manager ~ FM Generator.
This was an interactive presentation geared to demystify emergency power systems. The "do's and don'ts" regarding safety, maintenance and fuel selection for residential, business and government.
- #43 Managing Expectations After a Disaster
- Robert Bohlmann, Former EMA Director ~ York County / Guest.
This presentation examined some real life post-disaster situations where expectations were not managed well and the issues that arose from this.
- #44 Maine Department of Environmental Protection – Lessons Learned
- Darian Higgins and Andrea Lassalle - Maine Department of Environmental Protestion.
The Division of Response Services, Maine DEP, has multiple resources it can bring to bear when responding to oil and hazardous materials spills. The resources and how they are employed were described in this presentation.
- #45 LNG - the new fuel for Maine.
- Firefighter Response to Common Hazmat Emergencies.
Scott Luciano ~ Orono Fire Department. Fire departments commonly respond to emergencies involving hazardous chemicals. These can include automobile accidents, natural gas leaks, carbon monoxide alarms, home heating oil spills, or suspicious white powder calls. Best practices for managing these incidents safely and effectively were provided in this presentation.
# 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
# Tractor Trailer vs House
- John Luongo, Oil & Hazmat Responder, Maine Department of Environmental Protection
#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.
#01 Preparedness for Hurricanes and Tropical Stroms
- John Jensenius, Warning Coordination Meteorologist - National Weather Service
#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.
#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.
#02 Floodplain Management and Flood Mapping
- Sue Baker, State Coordinator - Floodplain Management Program
#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.
#03 Safe Schools; An Oxymoron?
- Mark Bridgham, Deputy sheriff - Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
#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?
#04 Family Assistance Planning for Mass Casualty
- Gretchen Wilson, RN and Jan Frost, Disaster Mental Health Lead - American red Cross
#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.
#05 A Pictorial Tour of Historical Flooding in Maine
- Gregory Stewart, Data Section Chief - USGS
#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
#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!
#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).
#07 Modern Fuels & Fire: Considerations for Citizens and Town Officials
- Vicki Schmidt, Firefighter - Buckfield Fire Department
#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.
#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.
#08 Community Resiliency Efforts in Coastal Maine
- Peter Slovinsky, Marine Geologist - Maine Geological Survey
#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.
#10 Emergency Planning for Schools
- James P. Coyne, MS - Captain, Cumberland (Rhode Island) Police Department
#10 Leverage Donated Services to maximize disaster Assistance Funds
- Michael Ashmore, Grants Officer & Pamela Zutenhorst, Program Officer - Maine commission for Community Service
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#13 Maine's Fire Burden: Losses and the Cost of Fire
- Richard Taylor, Sr., Planning & Research Analyst - State Fire Marshal's Office
#14 Securing and Using communication and Cyber Infrastructure in Emergencies
- Christopher Bender - President, Northcross Group
#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
#15 All Hazards Assessments for Schools
- Richard Bishop, Chief Deputy - Hancock county Sheriff's Department
#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.
#16 The Day After: Conducting a Local Damage Assessment of Residences and Business
- Richard Higgins, Individual Assistance Officer - MEMA
#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
#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.
#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.
#19 Template Driven Eemergency Response & Management Plans
- K. Tim Pridemore, DFPS - Emergency Mgt. Specialist, Univ. of Tennessee at Chattanooga
#19 Responding to Violence in the Workplace and within Your Community
- Mark Hyland & Tennie Shardlow, Maine Emergency Management Agency
#20 Evacuation planning for health care facilities
- Joanne G. Potvin, LPN, CEM-ME - Director, Androscoggin County Emergency Mgt. Agency
#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
#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.
#21 Active Shooter Tabletop Planning
- Jeremy Damren, State Exercise Coordinator - MEMA & Matthew Scott, Special gGest - Jr. Presenter
#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.
#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.
#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.
#22 Incident Management Team - what it is and how to use it.
- Michael Grant, SAA/STO Operations and Response Division
#22 FEMA - IPAWS
- Lynette Miller, Special Projects Coordinater - MEMA
#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.
#24 School Chemicals
- Dwight Peavey - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
#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.
#25 Weather-Ready Nation: the latest initiative from the NWS
- Noelle Runyon - Warning Coordination Meteorologist, NWS, Caribou, ME
#25 Home & Family Preparedness for Emergencies & Disasters
- Tennie M. Shardlow, Public Outreach Specialist - MEMA
#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.
#26 "Holy Cow" What Do I Do Now?"
- Margaret Cushing, M.Ed - Director, Child Care Connections
#26 Securing a COPS Grant
- Judy Paolucci, Former superintendent - Yarmouth School Department
#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.
#27 "$how Me the Money!"
- Maurice L. Dube - District Director, U.S. Small Business Administration - Maine
#27 Need an Antidote? Maine's Pharmaceutical Caches
- Karen Simone, Director & Dr. Tamas Paredy, Medical Director - Northern New England Poison Center.
#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.
#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.
#28 Communication Unit Leader (COML)
- Steve Mallory, SIRC - MEMA & Rick Andreano, Regional Coordinator - Office of Emergency Communications.
#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.
#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.
#30 Getting your CEM-ME (Certified Emergency Manager - Maine)
- Dale Rowley, CEM, CEM-ME - Director, waldo County Emergency Management Agency.
#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.
#31 MacGyver Gas Detection
- Christopher Wrenn - Senior Director of Sales & Marketing, Environics USA
#32 Disaster Behavioral Health in the Aftermath of Violence
- Pamela Holland, Disaster Behavioral Health Coordinator - Maine Center for Disease Control.
#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.
#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.
#33 Home & Family Preparedness
- Tennie M. Shardlow, M. Ed, CHES, C-LSW - Public Outreach Specialist, MEMA
#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.
#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.
#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.
#35 Retail: a key part of emergency management.
- Curtis Picard, CAE - Executive Director, Maine Merchants Association
#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.
#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
#36 Boy Scouts & Emergency Management: An Untapped Resource
- Chief Paul Conley, Deputy Chief - Freeport Fire & Rescue
#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.
#38 "Permit Required": Confined Space Entrant and Attendant Training
- Sue Roy, Senior Territory Manager - SafeWare, Inc.
#39 Generators: Demystifying Emergency Power
- Steve Belcher, Sspecial Accounts Manager - FM Generator
#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.
#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.
#42 Mass Notification, Facts & Fiction
- K. Tim Pridemore, CFPS - Emergency Mgt. Specialist, Univ. of Tennessee at Chattanooga
#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.
#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.
#43 Emergency Response Considerations for Livestock: 101
- Don Hoenig, VMD - State Veterinarian, Maine Dept. of Agriculture
Cindy Kilgore - Livestock Specialist, Maine Dept. of Agriculture
#43 Managing Expectations After a Disaster
- Robert Bohlmann, Former EMA Director - York County / Guest
#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.
#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.
#44 Maine Department of Environmental Protection - Lessons Learned
- Darian Higgins and Andrea Lassalle - Maine Department of Environmental Protection.
#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?
#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.
#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.
#48 LNG - the new fuel for Maine
- Chris Hosford, P.E. - President, Maine Liquid Methane Fuels, LLC
#5 Local EMA Responsibilities
- Dale Rowley, Director, Waldo Emergency Management Agency
#50 Student Tools for Emergency Planning (the STEP Program)
- Tennie M. Shardlow, M. Ed., CHES, C-LSW - Public Outreach Specialist, MEMA
#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.
#51 All Hazards COOP 101
- Jane Coolidge, PhD - Pandemic Influenza Coordinator, Maine Center for Disease Control
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#6 Using National Service Resources for Preparedness & Mitigation
- Presented by Michael Ashmore, Grants Program Officer, Maine Commission for Community Service, and Thea Becton
#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.
#7 Alphabet Soup (understanding exposure limits)
- Christopher Wrenn - Senior Director of Sales & Marketing, Environics USA
#8 Radiological Response
- Allen S. Nygren - President, Training Technologies Internation, Inc.
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