Maine Emergency Preparedness Conference agenda released

The seventh-annual Maine Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference is April 21-22 in Augusta, Maine. | Maine Emergency Management Agency

An agenda was released Wednesday for the seventh annual Maine Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference.

The conference will be held April 21-22 at the Augusta Civic Center in Augusta, Maine, and focuses on learning about state, national and international preparedness.

Two plenary sessions, one scheduled each day, are the highlights of the conference. Dr. Paul Andrew Mayewski will speak on Tuesday, with his presentation titled "Emergency Management and Future Weather Impacts." Mayewski is a director and professor at the Climate Change Institute, School of Earth and Climate Sciences, School of Marine Sciences, and School of Police and International Affairs.

Vincent Fargione, operations manager for the New York State Office of Emergency Management, is scheduled to speak on Wednesday and will focus on emergency support, coordination and response to lake-effect snowstorm patterns in upstate New York.

Registration for the conference is free. The conference also will feature more than 40 different workshops and demonstrations. Participants and exhibitors can register now. While there is no charge to attend the conference, a small fee for exhibitors will be charged, but the fee is waived for government and nonprofit exhibitors.

The conference is part of an ongoing partnership between the Maine Emergency Management Agency, the Maine Association of Local Emergency Managers and the State Emergency Response Commission.

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Maine Emergency Management Agency 72 State House Station Augusta, Maine 04333

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