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Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Maine CERTs



Name of Program: Midcoast CERT/ARES
Point of Contact: John Goran
Phone Number: 2078650554
E-mail address: john@goran-maine.us


Name of Program: HEART
Point of Contact: Andrew Sankey
Phone Number: 2076678126
E-mail address: Andrew.Sankey@co.hancock.me.us
Brief Description: HEART is the Hancock County Maine Emergency Animal Response Team. We offer pet first aid classes for the public and educational events in preparing for emergencies and the care of pets. We participate in state-wide trainings, meet on a monthly basis, prepare ourselves to be able to set up a pet shelter alongside human shelters in the event of a disaster.


Name of Program: Hancock County EMCOMM
Point of Contact: Andrew Sankey
Phone Number: 2076678126
E-mail address: asankey@bhbt.com
Website address: http://www.co.hancock.me.us/ema/cert.html
Brief Description: Hancock County EMCOMM serves and supports the missions of the Hancock County EMA through amateur/emergency radio communications. Hancock EMCOMM meets the second Thursday of each month, 1830, at the Meadow View Apartments, Phase IV dining facility, Ellsworth. All licensed amateur radio operators or those interested in public safety communications are welcome to attend and participate. For additional info, please contact Andrew Sankey, KB1TGL, Hancock County EC, at (207) 667-0783. Thank you.


Name of Program: Knox RACES-CERT
Point of Contact: Scott Ewen
Phone Number: 2075945155
E-mail address: rsisk@knoxcountymaine.gov
Brief Description: The Knox RACES-CERT provides routine and emergency communications (voice and data) for citizens of Knox County and the State of Maine during exercises and response/recovery operations for simulated and actual emergencies or disasters. The team also provides public education and testing for amateur licensure throughout the year. The team meets monthly (second Saturday at 1300) at the Knox County EMA office and participates in regularly scheduled activities.


Name of Program: Kennebec County CERT Team
Point of Contact: Sean Goodwin
Phone Number: 2076238407
E-mail address: kclepc@kennebeccounty-me.gov
Website address: http://www.kennebeccounty.org
Brief Description: A few of our towns call on the CERT Team to help round out the towns response services. Between the CERT Team and RACES Team we have 45 members. Kennebec County EMA supports and helps fund two HAM Radio repeater sites and a large amount of radio equipment. CERT and RACES Team members are also trained on our custom Command trailer as well as the EMA command 4x4 truck. Both teams are willing to work in the EOC as needed.


Name of Program: Waldo County CERT
Point of Contact: Dale Rowley
Phone Number: 2073383870
E-mail address: emadirector@waldocountyme.gov


Name of Program: Caribou CERT
Point of Contact: Vern Ouellette
Phone Number: 2074934328
E-mail address: vern@aroostookema.com
Brief Description: Program Goals Newly developed courses Sustainment procedures


Name of Program: Franklin County CERT
Point of Contact: Sylvia Yeaton
Phone Number: 2077785892
E-mail address: syeaton@fncome.com
Brief Description: The Franklin County CERT has 12 members who have completed the on line ICS trainings. Twelve have completed the basic CERT module training, basic first aid and RED CROSS shelter training. There are 2 members who have taken training to respond to behavioral issues in an emergency. There are 4 who also have their Amateur Radio licenses. The team also participated in Public informational activties. The team meets the second Wednesday of each month except July and August.


Name of Program: Cumberland County ARES - RACES - CERT
Point of Contact: Ron Brown
Phone Number: 2074502249
E-mail address: EC@ccares-maine.org
Website address: http://ccares-maine.org/
Brief Description: Cumberland County ARES-RACES-CERT is a mobilized team of trained communicators that works in coordination with the Cumberland County Emergency Management Agency in support of the county and its communities whenever there is a need. Often serving as remote "eyes and ears" for our county EMA, we employ communication technologies that operate independantly of commercial infrastructure, so when all else fails, we're still on the air... locally, nationally and globally.


Name of Program: Androscoggin County CERT
Point of Contact: Andre Marquis
Phone Number: 2077840147
E-mail address: anem3@roadrunner.com


Name of Program: City of Saco Emergency Management (CERT Division)
Point of Contact: Steven Boucouvalas
Phone Number: 2072844535
E-mail address: sboucouvalas@sacomaine.org
Website address: http://www.sacomaine.org/departments/ema/ema.shtml
Brief Description: Saco Community Emergency Response Team CERT is a multi purpose team! The team is currently comprised of 25 members who assist the communities First Responder intiatives related to education,mitigation,preparedness,response and recovery these typicaly are related to large scale emergencies and disaster situations. The team is also very active in community outreach and activities.


Name of Program: Penobscot County CERT
Point of Contact: Michelle Tanguay
Phone Number: 2079454750
E-mail address: ema@penobscot-county.net
Website address: http://penobscotema.squarespace.com
Brief Description: Penobscot County has 1 Active CERT, 1 CERT just beginning training and a CART.


Name of Program: Waterboro CERT
Point of Contact: Pamela L'Heureux
Phone Number: 2072478888
E-mail address: pampaul@sacoriver.net
Brief Description: annual school safety days (6 elementary schools) safety days local coffee shop preparedness information at annual town meeting booth for annual family day festival (2 days)


Name of Program: Somerset County Animal Response Team
Point of Contact: Julia Howard
Phone Number: 2074746788
E-mail address: jhoward@somersetcounty-me.org


Name of Program: Oxford County Animal Response Team
Point of Contact: Allyson Hill
Phone Number: 2077436336
E-mail address: ahill@oxfordcounty.org


Name of Program: Oxford County Communications Team
Point of Contact: Allyson Hill
Phone Number: 2077436336
E-mail address: ahill@oxfordcounty.org


Name of Program: Lincoln County SAR
Point of Contact: Tod Hartung
Phone Number: 2078827559
E-mail address: EMA-911asst@lincolncountymaine.me
Brief Description: Lincoln County Search and Rescue has been in exsistance for 2 years now, boasting of 50 members, we are always recruiting members. We hold 6 training/meeting a year and offer certification courses yearly.


Name of Program: Lincoln County Animal Response Team
Point of Contact: Tod Hartung
Phone Number: 2078827559
E-mail address: EMA-911asst@lincolncountymaine.me
Brief Description: Lincoln County CART team is a progressive group of ACO's and vetrenarian's who are available during times of crisis, whether it be from natural or man made. This team also provides all animal sheltering for our county.


Name of Program: Midcoast Search and Rescue
Point of Contact: Jody Dinsmore
Phone Number: 2075422483
E-mail address: jdinsmore@roadrunner.com
Brief Description: Midcoast SAR provides services as a Type III Wilderness SAR team in addition to core missions of CERT. The team is based in Knox County but has members from outside the county and has responded to emergencies outside it's home county. All members must attain CERT/CPR/Basic ICS and Maine CONOPS as primary training followed by focused-specialty mission SAR training.


Name of Program: Waldo County Animal Response Team
Point of Contact: Jeremy Damren
Phone Number: 2076244410
E-mail address: jeremy.damren@maine.gov
Brief Description: Team established to assist Emergency Management shelter pets in the event of a disaster.


Name of Program: Mercer CERT
Point of Contact: Richard Smith
Phone Number: 2078602794
E-mail address: malawo1952@myfairpoint.net
Brief Description: The Mercer CERT provides qualified support for search & rescue, radio communication, sheltering, animal rescue and other emergency specialties.