November 4th, 2013 11:56 AM
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.
October 30th, 2013 1:46 PM
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.
October 30th, 2013 1:39 PM
The Winter Parking Ban begins November 1st – May 1st. During that time period, all commuter (black), staff (blue) and visitor spaces are closed between midnight and 6AM.
Overnight Parking is available at the Bridge Tennis Court and College Avenue South lot (next to Lambda Chi Alpha) with a visitor, staff or commuter parking permit .
October 1st, 2013 4:59 PM
The University of Maine Police Department is alerting the UMaine community about a report of public indecency that allegedly occurred on the University Bike Trail Sept. 30.
At approximately 9:30 p.m., a man on the trail near University Park reportedly exposed himself. The man is described as a white male in his early 20s, black hair, average height and weight, wearing a black Under Armour-style shirt and black running shorts.
UMaine PD asks members of the community to report any incidents of suspicious behavior or inappropriate sexual activity by calling 9-1-1 or 581-4040.
February 9th, 2012 1:35 PM
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