Online Registration for Preparedness Conference Closed


April 14, 2016


Pre-registration for the Maine Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference is now closed.

If you missed the deadline, you may register at the door.

The Conference will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, April 19th and 20th at the Augusta Civic Center.

The Conference will feature:

Keynote talks:

Day One, Tuesday April 19th

Cyber Security Panel

Our first day’s keynote panel discussion focuses on cyber security issues: the risks we face all day, every day in using modern technology, and some of the efforts in Maine to address these issues. Our presenters include:

  • Chet Lunner, Deputy Under Secretary for Intelligence, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (ret.)

  • Tammy Plummer, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer, First National Bank

  • Marshall Tracy, CISSP, Head of Information Security at IDEXX

Day Two, Wednesday April 20th:

Catastrophic Loss of Electrical Power Panel

Our second day panel will look at the impacts and response to a major power grid failure, a hazard Mainers remember all too well, dating back to the Ice Storm of 1998 and many significant power related events since then. We are pleased to include Central Maine Power and Emera Maine representatives as speakers for this discussion.

  • Steve Daniels, Manager of Sales and Public Information Officer, Central Maine Power

  • Greg Thompson, Operational Readiness Manager, Central Maine Power

  • Dan McCarthy, Manager of Technical, System and Support Operations, Emera Maine

  • Matt Allen, compliance, Security & Environmental Supervisor, Emera Maine

You must be registered to attend either plenary/keynote session

  • Demonstrations:

    • Day One: Wildland Fire Simulator, Maine Forest Service

    • Day One: Disaster Medical Assistance Team Demonstration, Maine Task Force One

    • Day Two: Safety City, Central Maine Power

    • Day Two: Disaster Medical Assistance Team Demonstration, Maine Task Force One

    • Day Two: The always exciting Hazmat Team Challenge

    • Day Two: Emergency Vehicle Demonstration, tour State of Maine, County, National Guard and other vehicles hosted by the emergency personnel that use them

  • Five tracks of a wide range of emergency management workshops, including tracks on hazmat, cyber security, preparation, response, recovery and prevention.

See the complete agenda here

The Conference is a partnership among the State Emergency Response Commission, The Maine Emergency Management Agency and the Maine Association of Local Emergency Managers.



Conference Planning Team