Maine Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference

Maine Preparedness Conference


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Download the Conference Program to see the full schedule and list of speakers.


This conference serves as a crucial platform for knowledge exchange, collaboration, and networking among experts in the field. Engage in insightful discussions, gain valuable insights from experienced speakers, and participate in hands-on workshops designed to sharpen your skills and expand your understanding of emergency management practices.

Join us for a dynamic gathering of emergency management professionals and first responders from across Federal, State, Local, and Tribal agencies as we convene to enhance our preparedness efforts for the challenges of tomorrow. There is no cost for attendees. Don't miss this unparalleled opportunity to be part of Maine's premier emergency preparedness event.

This year's theme is Enhancing Preparedness and Community Resilience. Highlights of the conference include:

  • Keynote address by an esteemed leader in the emergency management community.
  • Presentations covering a range of topics from Recovery and Mitigation to Tribal Relations.
  • Exhibits showcasing the latest technologies and resources in emergency preparedness.
  • Networking opportunities to connect with peers and forge new partnerships.


Augusta Civic Center, 76 Community Drive Augusta, ME


May 28th

4:00              Pre-Registration
4:00-6:00      Exhibitor Booths Open
5:30-7:30      Networking Event

May 29th

7:30-8:00      Registration
8:00-8:30      Opening Remarks, National Anthem & Color Guard
8:30-10:30    Hazmat Challenge, Exhibitors, Emergency Vehicle Display
8:30-9:30      LifeFlight training and demonstration, Stop the Bleed Training
9:30-10:30    Open Office Hours for IA, PA, and Mitigation, Stop the Bleed Training
10:30-12:00  Keynote Speaker 
12:00-1:00    Lunch and Awards
1:00-4:30      Breakout Sessions
4:30-5:00      Closing Remarks

For more information: Contact Conference Organizers.


The awards listed below will be presented to outstanding contributors to the field of emergency management in each of the selected categories. Each award will be given to a single individual based on their dedication, leadership, and contributions to emergency management in Maine.

Service Award
This award is presented to an individual who has put service before self in the field of emergency management in Maine. This person brings new ideas, strategies, and approaches to their positions, creating positive impacts for their communities.

Lifetime Achievement Award
The recipient of this award is a documented leader in the field, an individual who has provided major contributions to bettering emergency management within Maine, and who has influenced and developed future generations of emergency managers. 15 year minimum of service.

Student of the Year Award
This award is presented to a student who has exhibited a great curiosity to learn and develop their skill set for the field of emergency management through their coursework and associated extracurricular activities.

Emerging Professional Award
This award is presented to an emerging professional in the field of emergency management who has been employed in the field (full time or part time) for less than 5 years. This individual has exhibited a solid understanding of emergency management, has provided significant positive contributions to their position, and has demonstrated the potential and commitment for excellence in service to their community.

Mentorship Award
This award is presented to an individual for their role in supporting, encouraging, and promoting a positive and inclusive environment and for contributing to the professional and personal development of others in emergency management.

Emergency Manager of the Year Award
The Emergency Manager of the Year Award recognizes individuals who have exhibited the highest standard of excellence, dedication, and accomplishment in the field of emergency management.

The Maine Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference is sponsored by the Maine Emergency Management Agency, the State Emergency Response Commission and the Maine Association of Local Emergency Managers (MALEM).