Register for Emergency Preparedness Conference

The fifth annual Maine Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference will focus on school emergency preparedness lessons and is open to superintendents, principals and school emergency preparedness teams.

The conference will be held April 23 & 24 at the Augusta Civic Center. Read the full conference agenda before attending the event. Registration is closed, but organizers will take people at the door.

Tuesday’s program will include a presentation entitled The Sandy Hook Elementary School Tragedy: An Emergency Response Retrospective. Lt. Christopher Vanghele and Officer Jeff Silver of the Newtown Police Department will discuss the application of the Incident Command System and lessons learned in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newtown. Conn., in December 2012. This retrospective will offer emergency management and response professionals insight into the management of this critical incident, with a view to managing future incidents safely, professionally and efficiently.

Forward all conference questions to maineprepares@maine.gov.

This conference is hosted by Maine Emergency Management Agency, State Emergency Response Commission and Maine Association for Local Emergency Managers.

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