State of Maine

Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan

Volume I: Preparedness Strategy

Risk and Capability Assessments
Integrated Preparedness Plan
State Homeland Security Strategy

Volume II: State Hazard Mitigation Plan

State Hazard Mitigation Plan

Volume III: Emergency Operations Plan

Base Plan
Emergency Support Function Annexes
Incident and Supporting Annexes

Volume IV: Interagency Disaster Recovery Plan

Base Plan
Recovery Support Function Annexes
Supporting Annexes

State Acronym, Abbreviation, and Definition List

In accordance with Maine Statute, Title 37-B, Chapter 13, Sub-chapter 1, the Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) has developed the Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) to provide a framework for state-level emergency management activities and to define how State Government interfaces with other emergency management stakeholders, including Local, County, and Tribal Governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), other states, the Federal Government, and the private sector.

Planning provides three principal benefits:

  • It allows jurisdictions to influence the course of events in an emergency by determining in advance the actions, policies, and processes that will be followed;
  • It guides other preparedness activities; and
  • It contributes to unity of effort by providing a common blueprint for activity.

The State of Maine is vulnerable to a host of natural, technological, and man-made hazards, from nor’easters, tornadoes and hurricanes to pandemics, urban fires, hazardous materials releases, and acts of terrorism. Government has responsibility to safeguard the general public by planning for the occurrence of these hazards.

Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP)

Volume I: Preparedness Strategy

Documents under revision; for more information please contact us at the link below.

Volume II: State Hazard Mitigation Plan

Download the complete State Hazard Mitigation Plan (pdf) or read individual sections by following the links below:

Section 1. Executive Summary and Letter of Adoption by Governor Mills (pdf)

Section 2. Planning Process (pdf)

Section 3. Risk Assessment (pdf)

Section 4 and 5. State and Local Capabilities (pdf)

Section. 6 Mitigation Strategy (pdf)

Section 7. Planning Maintenance (pdf)

Appendices (pdf)

FEMA Letter of Formal Approval (pdf) 

Access the Maine Risk Map to discover potential natural hazard locations and vulnerabilities in Maine. 

Information on Natural Hazard Mitigation Grants

Read the 2019 State Hazard Mitigation Plan (pdf)

Volume III: Emergency Operations Plan

EOP Base Plan

ESF-1 Transportation

ESF-2 Communications

ESF-3 Public Works Engineering

ESF-4 Firefighting

ESF-5 Information Planning

ESF-6 Mass Care Emergency Assistance Housing Human Services

ESF-7 Logistics

ESF-8 Public Health Medical Services

ESF-9 Search and Rescue

ESF-10 Oil Hazardous Materials

ESF-11 Agriculture Animals Natural Resources

ESF-12 Energy

ESF-13 Public Safety Security

ESF-14 Transistion to Recovery

ESF-15 External Affairs

IA-2 Tsunami Annex

IA-5 Drought

State of Maine IPZ Plan 2015

EOP Info Sheet

Volume IV: Interagency Disaster Recovery Plan

Interagency Disaster Recovery Base Plan

For more information about any of the documents listed here, please contact us.

Guidance and Resources

FEMA: CPG-101 Version 3
Planning guidance is informed by FEMA's Comprehensive Planning Guide 101, Developing and Maintaining Emergency Operations Plans, Version 3.
FEMA: IS-235.C Emergency Planning
For additional instruction on the emergency planning process, you?re encouraged to take FEMA Independent Study IS235.C, Emergency Planning. There is no charge for this training.
FEMA: Planning Resources
FEMA resources and guidance for operational and strategic planning
Maine Cultural Emergency Resource Coalition
The Cultural Emergency Resource Coalition, initiated by the Maine State Museum, helps Maine?s cultural organizations ? libraries, museums, archives, historic houses, and other keepers of our cultural heritage plan for and recover from disasters. Site offers planning templates for cultural institutions.
Maine Department of Education: School Security
The Maine Department of Education school security team provides information to schools and works with the Legislature to ensure that schools are prepared for all types of emergencies.
Maine State Statute: Maine Emergency Management Agency
Title 37-B, Chapter 13: Maine Emergency Management Agency, is the governing statute for MEMA and contains additional guidance for local emergency management. Planning requirements are driven by the language in §783.
Maine State Statute: Requirement for local emergency planning
Title 37-B MRSA §783, specifying requirement for local jurisdictions to prepare and keep current emergency plans in accordance with risk assessment and planning guidance issued by MEMA.

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