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State Emergency Software Applications:

  • HAN (Maine health Alert network)
  • EM Resource (Statewide Hospital Status-test version)
  • Maine Responds(Maine Emergency Volunteer Registry Portal)
  • EEDB SMRRC Coalition Emergency Equipment Data Base
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To protect the health and lives of people in Maine by strengthening the ability of health care agencies and partner organizations in Southern Maine (our Regional Healthcare Coalition) to detect, contain manage and prepare for public health threats, emergencies and disasters.

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Upcoming Regional Exercise and Trainings

Regional Healthcare Coalition Alternate Care Site Activation drill, July 14th 2016. Biddeford High School. Will include SMHC, CCEMA Medical Reserve Corp., ME CDC and SMRRC.


Laboratories: PACKAGING and SHIPPING: Division 6.2 Materials, August 23, 2016,

By Patricia Payne, Ph.D., MT (ASCP) At The Portland Water District Nixon Development Center 55 Douglass Street, Portland

This intermediate-level, one-day program provides a comprehensive overview of regulations applicable to packaging and shipping laboratory specimens. Lectures, demonstrations and group exercises will be used to provide instruction on complying with international, federal, and local transportation regulations. Patricipants will be tested on their knowledge of the regulations and receive documentation of attendance and testing. Participants who successfully complete this program will be awarded 7.0 contact hours.

Rick Danforth, SM (ASCP) Laboratory Program Advisor/BT Coordinator/Biosafety Officer/Quality Assurance Officer/ARO Department of Health and Human Services Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention - Preserve ~Promote ~ Protect Office of Disease Control and Prevention Division of Disease Control Health and Environmental Testing Laboratory


Point of Dispensing for the Strategic National Stockpile, City Readyness Initiative full scale exercise and Flu Vaccination. October 19th, 2017 YCEMA, York Public Health District, CRI, SNS, SMRRC. Location: University of New England Harold Alfond Forum, Biddeford, 9AM-1PM.

SMMC Fall MCI Active Shooter Drill October 28th, 2016.


August 11 & 12, 995 Congress St, Classroom, Portland 8AM-5PM


Course Description

Centers for Domestic Preparedness Courses and information for 2013

These multi day courses are free, including travel and food and are all courses relating to Healthcare. The facility is in Anniston Alabama

  1. Hospital Emergency Response Team (HERT) Training
  2. HERT Train the Trainer Courses
  3. HERT Training with Hazmat and exercises
  4. Healthcare Leadership Courses

New: SMRRC Training Videos/DVD's (iPod Compatible!)

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Cumberland County Exercises and trainings:

Maine Emergency Management Agency Training Schedule (click for schedule)

Training DVD's Avialable from SMRRC

SMRRC has produced nine training DVD's for in service education and emergency preparedness training. These were videos shot at past training sessions.  These training DVD's are free of charge (for our 4 county region). Please contact Penny Hudson." Each DVD is about 45 minutes to an hour in length and are available for the following topics: (These are all online also in iPod format)

  1. RxAir (Air isolation in filtration unit)
  2. IsoChamber (for emergency patient quaranteen)
  3. CF 60 Biological PAPR (Hospital use-Powered Air Purifyinjg Respirator)
  4. Mintie Ante Room (For hospital patient isolation)
  5. Radiation Detection Meters
  6. Gas detection Meters
  7. Scott Proflow 3, PAPR (Powered Air Purifyinjg Respirator)
  8. Portable Decontamination showers and pre and post decontamination kits use.
  9. Training DVD and CD on Vortran (Air Driven automatic Resucitators).
Hospital Decontamination Equipment Standard Operational Guidlines (SOG):


Basic Disaster Life Support (BDLS)

An 8-hour review of all-hazards topics including natural and accidental man-made events, traumatic and explosive events, nuclear and radiological events, biological events and chemical events. Also included is information on such critical areas as the healthcare provider's role in the public health and incident management systems, community mental health and special needs of underserved and vulnerable populations.Instructor-led, Fee applies, 6.5 Category 1 CME credits, Certificate of Training, valid for 4 years. Info..

Advanced Disaster Life Support (ADLS)

An intensive 2-day course that allows participants to demonstrate competencies in casualty decontamination, essential skills and mass casualty incident information systems/technology applications. Using simulated all-hazards scenarios and mass casualty incidents, attendees will engage in 4 interactive sessions in which simulated patients are treated in various disaster drills and situations. Training is focused on the development of "hands on" skills to allow participants to apply the knowledge learned in BDLS. Prerequisite: BDLS. Instructor-led Fee applies, 13.0 Category 1 CME credits, Must be BDLS trained, Certificate of Training, valid for 4 years Info..

National Disaster Life Support Instructor Course (NDLS)

A 6-hour session of small-group discussions and practice sessions to assist physicians, PAs, NPs, nurses and paramedics to become familiar with setting up and conducting a course. Specific detail regarding the labor-intensive needs of the program are discussed along with potential sources of assistance.  The Yale New Haven Center for Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response has been designated as the Northeast regional provider of the NDLS program by the American Medical Association. Instructor-led, Fee applies, Must be ADLS trained, Certificate of Training, valid for 4 years. Info..

FEMA Independent Study Program

Core Courses:

IS-100.b Introduction to Incident Command System
IS-200.b ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
IS-700 National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction
IS-800.B National Response Framework, An Introduction -

Other Courses we (SMRRC) recommend:

IS-1 Emergency Manager: An Orientation to the Position
IS-5.A An Introduction to Hazardous Materials
IS-7 A Citizen's Guide to Disaster Assistance
IS-22 Are You Ready? An In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness
IS-120 An Orientation to Community Disaster Exercises
IS-139 Exercise Design - Professional Development Series (Click for more details)

IS-200.FW Basic Incident Command System, I-200, for Federal Disaster Workers
IS-240 Leadership & Influence - Professional Development Series (Click for more details)
IS-241 Decision Making and Problem Solving - Professional Development Series (Click for more details)
IS-242 Effective Communication - Professional Development Series (Click for more details)
IS-244 Developing and Managing Volunteers - Professional Development Series (Click for more details)
IS-275 The EOC's Role in Community Preparedness, Response and Recovery Activities
IS-292 Disaster Basics
IS-324 Community Hurricane Preparedness
IS-346 An Orientation to Hazardous Materials for Medical Personnel
IS-547 Introduction to Continuity of Operations (COOP)


University of Albany School of Public Health, online courses

  1. Preparedness & Community Response to Pandemics
  2. Terrorism, Preparedness, and Public Health: An Introduction
  3. Satellite Broadcasts Aired and open to the public at the University at Albany School of Public Health, and open to any external site for downlinking. Live webcasting. Registration information will be posted at least two weeks prior to each program.

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