Maine Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference

May 28 – 29, 2024

Augusta Civic Center
76 Community Drive
Augusta, ME 04330

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About The Maine Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference

The Maine Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference, organized by the Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), the State Emergency Response Commission, and the Maine Association of Local Emergency Managers, is a premier event dedicated to advancing the field of emergency management. Held annually at the Augusta Civic Center, this conference brings together professionals from Federal, State, Local, and Tribal agencies to foster collaboration, knowledge exchange, and networking.

Attendees will benefit from a diverse range of presentations, hands-on workshops, and exhibits that showcase the latest technologies and resources in emergency preparedness. Key highlights include discussions on critical topics such as Recovery and Mitigation, Tribal Relations, and specialized training sessions like the Hazmat Challenge and Stop the Bleed Training. The theme for this year, “Enhancing Preparedness and Community Resilience,” underscores the conference’s commitment to equipping participants with the skills and insights needed to address future challenges effectively.

Who Should Attend

The Maine Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference is designed for a wide range of professionals dedicated to enhancing community resilience and disaster readiness. This event is particularly beneficial for:

  • Emergency Management Professionals: Federal, State, Local, and Tribal emergency management personnel will find valuable insights and networking opportunities that are crucial for improving response strategies and fostering collaboration across agencies.
  • First Responders: Firefighters, police officers, EMTs, and other first responders will benefit from specialized training sessions and practical workshops aimed at enhancing their on-the-ground skills and preparedness.
  • Public Health Officials: Those involved in public health can gain vital knowledge on mitigating the impact of emergencies on public health and developing robust response plans to protect communities.
  • Local Government Representatives: City and county officials, including mayors and council members, will gather actionable information to better prepare their municipalities for emergencies and enhance resilience efforts.
  • Nonprofit Organizations and Community Leaders: Representatives from nonprofits and community organizations engaged in disaster response and recovery will find opportunities to collaborate and learn best practices for supporting communities during crises.
  • Business Continuity Planners and Private Sector Professionals: Individuals responsible for business continuity and risk management in the private sector can stay informed about the latest trends and technologies to ensure organizational resilience.

By attending this conference, participants will be equipped with the expertise and connections necessary to effectively manage and respond to emergencies, thereby safeguarding their communities.

Meet our team

Michelle Burnett

Assistant Vice President, Resilience, Mitigation and Policy

Emily Kaster

Senior Emergency Preparedness Specialist

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Mitigation Specialist

Tidal Basin is currently seeking candidates for the role of Mitigation Specialist for current and future mitigation projects, assisting client recovery from disasters. The ideal candidates will be dynamic mitigation professionals with a solid understanding of Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) programs including the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grants. This position requires technical assistance, analysis, monitoring, and policy interpretation in support of Federal and State grants management processes. Subject matter expertise in hazard mitigation and emerging trends in resiliency is required.

Apply now for the opportunity to join our team of professionals today.

Public Assistance Technical Specialist

Tidal Basin has an opportunity for an experienced FEMA Public Assistance Technical Specialist. The selected candidate will deploy and work onsite at the client’s location providing assistance on FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) program. The ideal candidate will have a solid understanding of the FEMA PA grant program and will be capable of managing multiple tasks with demanding deadlines.  Candidates must demonstrate a successful track record of working collaboratively with stakeholders ensuring compliance with the PA program guidelines.

Apply now for the opportunity to join our team of professionals today.

For those interested in opportunities at Tidal Basin Group, reach out to [email protected] for posted and unlisted positions. Our recruitment team is dedicated to matching talent with the right roles efficiently and professionally.

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