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Maine Army National Guard – MEMA Announce Emergency Preparedness Exercise

Monday, November 4th, 2013

The Maine Army National Guard and Maine Emergency Management Agency announced the Maine Vigilant Guard exercise 2013 will kick off Tuesday, Nov. 5. National Guard soldiers and airmen, first-responders, emergency managers and voluntary agencies will conduct large-scale training exercises at venues across the state.

The University of Maine will host one of the exercises on the Orono campus Nov. 5–6. UMaine will provide a mock laboratory in Holmes Hall where emergency response teams will practice investigating and eliminating risks that might arise in real-life settings. Maine National Guard and local first-responder units, including the Orono Fire Department, will be on campus for the two-day event. UMaine’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) also will be activated.

The Vigilant Guard exercise is part of a series of training sponsored by the U.S. Northern Command and the National Guard Bureau aimed at improving command, control, operational relationships and interagency coordination with local, state and regional civilian and military emergency response partners.

A Maine Army National Guard news release describing the statewide exercise is available online.

Emergency Preparedness Training Exercise on Campus Nov. 5-6

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

An emergency preparedness training exercise with the National Guard will be held on the University of Maine campus Nov. 5–6.

UMaine will provide a mock laboratory in Holmes Hall where emergency response teams will practice investigating and eliminating risks that might arise in real-life settings. Maine National Guard and local first-responder units, including the Orono Fire Department, will be on campus for the two-day event. UMaine’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) also will be activated.

The response team members will wear protective gear and use necessary equipment to follow protocols for the emergency simulation.

The National Guard Bureau and the United States Northern Command, along with civilian first responders and local governments throughout the country, conduct Vigilant Guard four times annually. This year, UMaine was asked to host the New England Vigilant Guard exercise, designed to simulate emergency scenarios and practice response plans.

During the exercise, UMaine community members will be allowed to observe from outside the marked boundaries. The simulated emergency at Holmes Hall is expected to require rerouting of vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

For more information, contact Wayne Maines, UMaine’s director of safety and environmental management, at 207.581.4055.

On-line Property Registration

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Secure, on-line property registration is now available through UMaine PD and UMaine IT. Click on the Property Registration link on the right side of the screen or click here Property Registration