Free school-based emergency course for rural districts and law enforcement

A free course on school-based emergencies for rural Maine districts and law enforcement will be offered on Aug. 20 in Belfast at the Waldo County Public Safety Building (Emergency Operations Center).

Crisis Management for School-Based Incidents: Partnering Rural Law Enforcement and the Local School Systems is approved by the U. S. Department of Homeland Security and will address incident planning and preparedness, proactive threat mitigation, incident response, and incident recovery related to human-caused hazards. School administrators, school staff, law enforcement and other emergency responders are strongly encouraged to attend.

Registration by Aug. 6 is required for this free event. To register, contact the Director of the Waldo County Emergency Management Agency Dale Rowley at emadirector@waldocountyme.gov  or 338-3870.

For school security resources visit the Maine DOE’s school security website or contact the Department’s Pat Hinckley at pat.hinckley@maine.gov or 624-6886. Emergency preparedness resources are available on the Maine Emergency Management Agency website or contact MEMA’s Dwane Hubert at dwane.hubert@maine.gov.