Local Emergency Management Directors
By state law, each municipality is required to have an Emergency Management Director. These men and women coordinate local response and recovery when more than one department is responding to a community emergency. The Local Director does not replace or direct the police, fire, ambulance, or American Red Cross; he or she helps them work together in an emergency and acts as a liaison with the County Emergency Management Agency. You can contact your municipalities Local Director using the information listed below.
|Bath||Chief Lawrence Renaudfirstname.lastname@example.org||207-443-5034|
|Bowdoin||Chief Tom Garrepyemail@example.com||207-319-8822|
|Bowdoinham||Chief Arthur Frizzlefirstname.lastname@example.org||207-666-3505|
|Richmond||Chief Stephen Caswellemail@example.com||207-737-8821|
|Topsham||Chief Chris Mclaughlinfirstname.lastname@example.org||207-725-7581|
|West Bath||Chief Jon Beaneemail@example.com||207-449-2669|
|Woolwichfirstname.lastname@example.org||207-443-3589 ext 109|
Basic Emergency Manager Training Program
Maine Basic Emergency Manager (BEM) is a program that is intended to provide a "basic training" curriculum for local EMA Directors or those that aspire to enter the field of Emergency Management. This training is a combination of online and classroom courses and workshops. Upon completion of each level the respective County Emergency Manager will recognize the student with a completion certificate from the Maine Emergency Management County Director's Council.
- Student completes all required training courses as listed on curriculum guidance and requests recognition from County EMA Director.
- County EMA Director reviews student checklist and verifies completion of level.
- County EMA Director provides appropriate level of recognition, including certificate, and passes information onto the Maine Emergency Management County Directors Council (MEMCDC) professional development chairperson to be entered into the statewide database, managed by the council.
- Only when these benchmarks have been met would the student then be able to use the credentials of MBEM or MBEM-2. The MEMCDC is in the process of obtaining a service-mark for these credentials to ensure this.
|Level - 1 Director Orientation|
|IS-559||Local Damage Assessment|
|IS-700||Introduction to NIMS|
|IS-100||Introduction to Incident Command System|
|IS-230||Fundamentals of Emergency Management|
|IS-800||National Response Framework|
|County Workshop||Emergency Operations & Reporting|
|County Workshop||Damage Assessment & Reporting|
|Level - 2 Practical Application|
|Classroom or Combo Online/Group Session|
|Basic EOC Function AND Participate in a in actual event/exercise at county level EOC activation
|Emergency Planning WITH Copy of written Emergency Operations Plan
Emergency Planning with a copy of written Emergency Operations Plan
|IS-120||Introduction to Exercises OR HSEEP preferred AND participation in an exercise|
|IS-703||NIMS Resource Management|
|County Workshop||Disaster Recovery|
|County Workshop||SERC/LEPC Overview|
The Certified Emergency Manager-Maine program is designed to ensure that emergency managers that are practicing in the State of Maine meet a certain level of experience, training and education and help to contribute to the further success of the profession in Maine.