EXERCISE: Vanceboro Dam Tabletop & Functional Exercise


July 14, 2015


Vanceboro Dam Tabletop & Functional Exercise
July 22, 2015

The State Emergency Management Agency and Woodland Pulp LLC will be conducting both a tabletop and functional exercise of the Emergency Action Plan (EAP) for the Vanceboro Dam.

As a plan holder, responder or affected community, your participation is vital for ensuring adequate preparedness in the event of an emergency situation at Vanceboro Dam. The Tabletop exercise will provide an overall review of the EAP and discussion of each plan holders’ responsibilities under the plan. The Functional exercise will allow plan holders to carry out their responsibilities in response to a simulated emergency.

There will also be a visit/tour of the Vanceboro Dam and review of the immediate downstream area prior to the start of the Tabletop.

Exercise Facilitators: MEMA ERT Coordinator Mike Grant & Tara Ayotte


8:45 – 9:00 Registration –Vanceboro Fire Station
9:15 – 10:45 Tour of Vanceboro Dam
11:00 – 12:00 Review of Vanceboro EAP & TTX
12:00 – 1:00 Working Lunch
1:00 – 2:30 Functional Exercise
2:30 – 3:00 Exercise Hot Wash

Exercise Location: The exercise will be held at the Vanceboro Fire Station at 20 Third Street, Vanceboro ME (same address as the Town Office). Lunch will be provided.

RSVP: Please email Mike Grant at michael.f.grant@maine.gov, Mike Hinerman at wnema@washingtoncountymaine.com or Tara Ayotte at tara.ayotte@maine.gov by July 20, 2015 to confirm your attendance.

In preparation for the exercise, please have your personnel review their responsibilities under the existing Vanceboro Dam EAP. Plan holders please bring your own copy of the EAP. Please feel free to forward this to anyone else that you feel may benefit from this exercise.

Thank you for your participation.

Tara Ayotte & Mike Grant Maine Emergency Management Agency



Tara Ayotte and Mike Grant, MEMA