Find 04978 emergency services departments and agencies. Emergency services provide information on emergency management, preparedness and medical response, including public safety, fire prevention and medical treatment.
Maine State Emergency Services 15 Oak Grove Road Vassalboro ME 04989 13.6 miles from 04978 207-877-8010
Sexual Assault Victims Emergency Services 227 Main St Farmington ME 04938 17.3 miles from 04978 207-778-9522
Maine Emergency Services 152 STATE HOUSE Sta Augusta ME 04333 23.2 miles from 04978 207-626-3860
Lewiston City Emergency Services 27 Pine Street Lewiston ME 04240 43.0 miles from 04978 207-784-5999
If a mandatory evacuation has been ordered, it means that officials anticipate a strong likelihood that local conditions will threaten public safety. Residents who refuse to leave during a mandatory evacuation will probably not be arrested. However, they should be prepared to be self-sufficient during the event. Utilities and communications systems will likely not be available and public safety agencies may not respond to calls for assistance.
A CERT is a Community Emergency Response Team. CERTs are teams of volunteers trained in basic disaster response that can supplement Emergency Services during an incident. Depending on the type or severity of an event, the CERT may be assigned low risk tasks that free up Emergency Services personnel for critical tasks.
Mitigation refers to measures taken to reduce or eliminate risks to human life or property in the event of disaster. The intent of mitigation is to reduce the need for response during a disaster. Mitigation allows response resources to be directed to the area of greatest need.