Index

Oxford County Emergency Management Agency

Oxford County Regional Communications Center

Oxford County Sheriff Department

Oxford County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)

Flooding and Flash Floods

PLANNING AHEAD

Thunderstorms, Lightning, and Tornadoes

Winter Weather Preparedness

ARE YOU READY?

PLAN TOGETHER FOR AN EMERGENCY

COMMUNICATIONS PLAN

BUILD A DISASTER SUPPLY KIT FOR YOUR HOME

PET SUPPLY KIT

Oxford County Incident Management Assistance Team

County Hazmat Regional Response Team

Decontamination Strike Team

County Communication Emergency Response Team

Oxford County Animal Response Team

Adamstown TWP

Albany TWP

Andover

Bethel

Brownfield

Buckfield

Byron

Canton

Denmark

Dixfield

Fryeburg

Gilead

Grafton TWP

Greenwood

Hanover

Hartford

Hebron

Hiram

Lincoln Plantation

Lovell

Lower Cupsuptic TWP

Magalloway Plantation

Mason TWP

Mexico

Milton TWP

Newry

Norway

Otisfield

Oxford

Paris

Peru

Porter

Richardsontown TWP

Riley TWP

Roxbury

Rumford

Stoneham

Stow

Sumner

Sweden

Upton

Waterford

West Paris

Woodstock

Oxford County Emergency Management Agency

The Key to being prepared starts at the local level with individuals and families having a basic plan to take care of themselves and their neighbors. If you can accomplish this you and your family will be able to weather any emergency. We have had Tornadoes, Winter and Summer Storms, Flooding, and Industrial Fires, to name just a few of the disaster situations we have had to react to over the past 5 years. The citizens of Oxford County have done a great job during these emergencies.

Oxford County is very fortunate to have over 51 Public Safety Organizations available to respond in support of our 57,118 citizens. Oxford is a very unique county in that we border Canada, New Hampshire, Cumberland County, York County, Androscoggin County and Franklin County. Oxford County has 34 towns, 2 plantations and 19 unorganized territories.

Oxford County Emergency Management capacity: Incident Management Assistance Team, Hazmat Regional Response Team, Decontamination Strike Team, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Community Animal Response Team (CART), Regional CERT Sheltering Team, Mass Casualty Incident Trailer, 34 Fire Departments, 8 Law Enforcement Departments, 2 Hospitals, 10 Emergency Medical Services, 6 Local Health Care Facilities, 4 School Districts, 1 RSU, 17 Regional American Red Cross Shelters .

The County EMA office is staffed by a full time Director, a full time Office Manager, a full time Administrative Plans and Exercise Assistant and a full time Administrative Assistant/Planner. The EMA office is mutually supported by 15 other County EMA offices. Each town and plantation has a local EMA Director.

The mission of the Oxford County EMA is to support the County, Towns and Unorganized Territories as they Mitigate, Prepare, Respond and Recover from Natural and Technological Disaster/Large Incidents.

We support all planning, collective training and hazmat training for the public safety departments, municipalities, schools and hospitals.

We prepare and update a Hazard Risk and Vulnerability Assessment.

Prepare and maintain the County Emergency Operations Plan.

We organize, activate and operate the County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) during emergencies.

Prepare and maintain a list of disaster resources, coordinate and maintain written disaster Mutual Aid Agreements with the approval of the County Commissioners.

Provide Emergency Management training to County/Town officials, planners, and responders.

Develop and implement a Disaster Exercise program.

Provide Disaster Preparedness information to towns.

Consolidate completed Damage Assessment reports, complete and submit applications for FEMA disaster funds and Homeland Security Grants.

Oxford County Regional Communications Center(RCC)

As western Maine’s only Public Safety Answering Point or 9-1-1 Center, we dispatch for 51 emergency agencies, plus State Police, State Forest Service, State Game Wardens, other state and municipal agencies that come in contact with the Oxford County region.

The seventh largest geographical county in Maine, Oxford County, which contains approximately 2,023 square miles, has many unique attributes, such as 50,000 acres of the White Mountain National Forest, 100 miles of Maine and New Hampshire state border, 26.1 miles of Canadian border,and shares boundaries with 4 Maine counties and 28 miles of the Appalachian Mountain Trail. The county’s resident population is about 55,000, which swells to over 100,000 at different seasons of the year. Oxford County is a major gathering point for people who enjoy our three ski areas, motor speedway, our hundreds of lakes and ponds, four county fairs and endless miles of rural beauty.

In 2009, our 9-1-1 Center handled over 22,000 9-1-1 emergency calls, and over 33,000 non-emergency calls for Oxford County. This center currently employs twelve full-time dispatchers, 6 part-time dispatchers, 4 shift supervisors, a Computer Administrator, the Director of Communications and an Administrative Assistant. Each dispatcher receives 150+ hours of intensive training, and must pass certification testing for the State of Maine, as well as, many hours of training on Oxford County. Ongoing continuing education hours must also be completed each year in order to maintain certification. Each shift is staffed by at least three dispatchers allowing help to be sent, and other emergency calls answered while the caller is still on the line.

Our Center has been diligently upgrading our systems, towers and capabilities for the entire County. The upgrades will enable this center and all of our supporting organizations the ability to meet new FCC regulations while expanding our ability to support the multi-jurisdictional and multi-agency communications tactics and techniques used daily.

Oxford County Sheriff Department

Sheriff- Wayne Gallant

Deputy Chief- Dane Tripp

Emergency Phone -911

South Paris Office Phone- 743-9554

Bethel Office Phone-824-3437

Members- 12 patrol officers, 3 detectives, 1 School Resource Officer, 1 Admin Assistant.

Special Equipment- 2 Snowmobiles, 6 sets of Night Vision Equipment, 1 ATV, Laptops in every patrol vehicle with direct communications with each other and the Communications Center in South Paris.

Oxford County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)

The Oxford County LEPC is a committee comprised of members from the public safety community, elected officials, private citizens, and industry representatives. LEPCs were put in place as part of Title III of the Superfund Amendment Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA), also known as the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA). EPCRA is designed to help local communities protect public health, safety, and the environment from hazardous materials. The Oxford County LEPC is impacted mostly by the community-right-to-know portions of this law, which requires facilities with reportable quantities of hazardous materials to submit a report annually for emergency planning purposes and first responder awareness, and to also report any chemical releases. All County LEPC activities are overseen by the State Emergency Response Commission (SERC).

In addition to holding bi-monthly meetings that are open to the public, the LEPC gathers hazardous materials information that is reported under the community-right-to-know laws from facilities with hazardous materials, assists facilities with completing their annual reporting requirements, maintains an emergency response plan for hazardous materials response, and conducts annual plan reviews and exercises with facilities that have Extremely Hazardous Substance (EHS). The LEPC also organizes and oversees hazardous materials training throughout the County for first responders. For more information about the LEPC, meeting schedule or about community-right-to-know laws, Contact: Oxford County EMA, 207-743-6336 or [email protected]

Flooding and Flash Floods

What is the difference between a Flood and Flash Flooding?

Flash Flooding occurs within 6 hours of a rain event and is usually caused by slow moving thunderstorms, repeated thunderstorms moving over the same area or from hurricanes and tropical storms.

Flooding is a longer term event and can last up to a week or more! You can see flooding along rivers, the coast, and in urban areas.

FLASH FLOODS are the Number 1 weather-related killer in the United States! Nearly half of those deaths are auto related!

Flooding/Flash Floods:

Listen for thunder. Large amounts of ran could possibly be coming your way in a nearby thunderstorm. Watch for rapidly rising water.

Look for flooding at low-lying spots on roads and highways, bridges or other low areas when in your car.

Only two feet of water can carry away most vehicles. TURN AROUND, DON’T DROWN. Also remember that you cannot tell if the road is intact or damaged if it is covered in water.Avoid walking, swimming or driving in flood waters.Stay away from high water, storm drains, ditches, or culverts. If it is moving swiftly, 6 inches can knock you off your feet.

Flash Flooding:

If advised to evacuate, do so IMMEDIATELY!

If a flash flood WATCH is issued for your area, take necessary precautions, and be ready to evacuate on a moment’s notice.

If a flash flood WARNING is issued for your area, you may only have SECONDS to get to safety! Act quickly to save yourself!

PLANNING AHEAD

Don’t wait for a flood to happen to find a place to go! Make it a part of your emergency plan.

Identify a location where you could go to if you need to evacuate, such as a shelter, a relative’s home, or a motel.

Make sure you identify a location in a flooding emergency that is on higher ground.

Thunderstorms, Lightning, and Tornadoes

What should I expect in Severe Summer Storms?

Tornadoes – Maine averages 2 tornadoes a year, bringing with them high winds that can uproot trees

Lightning – occurs with all thunderstorms and takes an average of 80 lives a year in the US

Strong winds – Straight line winds can be in excess of 100 mph and can cause damage equal to a small tornado

Flash Flooding – The NUMBER 1 cause of deaths associated with

thunderstorms

Hail – Can cause major property damage if large enough in size

Lightning:

Avoid outdoor activities. If outside during a storm, move to a sturdy building or car. If sturdy shelter is not available, move to a hard top car and keep the windows up. Avoid touching any metal.

Stay away from tall objects, such as towers, fences, or telephone poles.

Do not use the telephone or electrical appliances during a storm, they can conduct electricity!

Do not take a bath or shower during a thunderstorm.

If you are outside, take shelter under shorter trees in an area not subject to flooding. Squat low to the ground on the balls of your feet. Place your hands over your ears and your head between your knees. DO NOT lie down!

HOW FAR AWAY IS THE THUNDERSTORM?

Count the number of seconds between a flash of lightning and the next clap of thunder. Divide this number by 5 to determine the distance to the lightning in miles.

Practice the 30/30 rule: When you see lightning, count to 30. If you hear thunder before you reach 30, go inside. Don’t go back outside until 30 minutes after the last clap of thunder.

Winter Weather Preparedness

What should I expect in winter?

STORMS WITH STRONG WINDS

EXTREME COLD

ICE STORMS

HEAVY SNOW STORMS

What’s the difference in precipitation?

Snow – frozen precipitation that can fall heavily in a blizzard, limiting visibility, or can fall slowly and can take longer to accumulate

Sleet – Rain drops that freeze into ice pellets before hitting the ground

Freezing Rain – Rain that falls and freezes upon contact with a surface, creating a coating of ice

Be Safe

70% of winter deaths are due to traffic accidents.

About 20% of exposure deaths occur in the home.

Avoid frostbite and hypothermia by staying indoors when the temperatures and wind chill are low

What you should have before the storm:

Flashlight and extra batteries

NOAA Weather Radio

Extra medicine and baby items

First-Aid Supplies

Extra food and water for up to 3 days

Heating fuel

Pet medicine and supplies

Emergency heating source (Be sure to use proper ventilation to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning!)

Fire extinguisher and smoke detector

REMEMBER TO DRESS PROPERLY:

Wear loose fitting, light-weight, warm clothing in several layers. Layers can be removed to prevent perspiration and the accompanying chill. Outer garments should be water-proof, tightly woven, and hooded. Half your body heat can be lost through your head. Cover your mouth to protect your lungs from extreme cold, and wear mittens that are snug at the wrist.

WATCH: Severe Weather is possible within the designated watch area. Be alert!

WARNING: Severe weather has been reported or is imminent. Take necessary precautions

GET INFORMED

Contact your local emergency management office or local American Red Cross Chapter to gather the information you will need to create a plan.

Pay attention to what is going on in your community that may threaten your family. Find out which disaster could occur in your area: severe weather, fires, flooding, drought, etc.

Instruct household members to turn on the radio for emergency information. Consider purchasing a NOAA weather radio in order to receive alerts

Alert devices are available for the hearing impaired. Contact the Maine center on Deafness (207-797-7656 TTY/V) for more information.

Also…

Ask your workplace about emergency plans

Learn about emergency plans for your children’s school or daycare

ARE YOU READY?

PLAN TOGETHER FOR AN EMERGENCY

Talk about what might happen: fire, flooding, blizzard, etc.

How would you find out about it?

Discuss how to respond to each disaster that could occur.

Do you know how to contact each other?(see communications plan)

What would you need if you couldn’t get out for a few days? (see building disaster kit)

Learn how to turn off water, gas, and electricity at main switches

Post emergency numbers near your telephones

What are the most important things to take with you if you have to leave? If you go to a shelter, you may need pillows, blankets and snacks to eat until the shelter is fully functioning. Think about financial papers, check books, credit cards, etc.

Draw a floor plan of your home. Mark two escape routes from each room

Plan together for the special needs of your children and others in your family

Is there a blanket or special toy loved by a child?

Is there a member of your family who requires special accommodations?

Plan for your pets as well. There are a number of shelters within Oxford County that have made plans to accommodate your pets. Check with you local Emergency Management Director about pet friendly shelters

COMMUNICATIONS PLAN

Your family may not be together when disaster strikes. During a major disaster local phone systems and cell phone systems may be jammed.

Plan how you will contact one another and what you will do

Pick two places to meet:

Right outside you home in case of a sudden emergency like a fire.

Outside your neighborhood in case you can’t return home; perhaps a relative or a friend’s house.

Ask an out-of-state friend or family member to be your “family contact”. After a disaster it’s often easier to call long distance.

Make sure everyone has the contact numbers and addresses of the out-of-town contact and the meeting place.

Make sure family members have each other’s contact numbers at work, school and daycare.

Keep phone numbers up-to-date.

BUILD A DISASTER SUPPLY KIT FOR YOUR HOMEWhat will you need if you can’t get out for three days and don’t have electricity? Here are some suggestions:

3-day supply of nonperishable food that does not require cooking and a non-electric can opener

3-day supply of water (1 gallon per person per day). Indentify the storage date and replace every 6 months

Portable, battery powered radio and flashlight with plenty of extra batteries

Games, books, cards, etc.

First Aid kit and prescription medications

Cash and credit cards

Telephone that works if the electricity is off

A safe way to heat food and water: camp stove, etc.

A way to keep warm if the power is off: sleeping bags, extra blankets, etc.

At least one complete change of clothing and footwear per person

An extra set of car keys

Items for infants: formula, diapers, etc.

A list of family physicians

A list of important family information and copies of important documents( store in waterproof, portable container): will, insurance policies, stocks, social security cards, immunization record, bank information, family records (birth, marriage, death certificates)

Sanitation items: soap, garbage bags, disinfectant, etc.

PET SUPPLY KIT

Medications

Family information & pictures

Veterinarian information

Vaccination records

Food & water

Food & water bowls

Manual can opener

Leash, and cage with photo, muzzle

Plastic bags

Favorite toys and blanket

Oxford County Red Cross Regional Shelters

Telstar High/Middle School

Molly Ockett High School

Oxford Hills High School

Mountain Valley High School

Dirigo High School

Buckfield High School

Sacopee Valley High School

Sacopee Valley Middle School

Dirigo Middle School

Agnes Grey Elementary School

Hartford-Sumner Elementary School

Waterford Elementary School

Woodstock Elementary School

Crescent Park Elementary School

Mountain Valley Middle School

Oxford Hills Middle School

Contacts- Director, Oxford EMA

Phone- 743-6336

Red Cross Services Director

Phone-795-4004

SHELTER-IN-PLACE:

One of the instructions you may be given in an emergency where hazardous materials may have been release into the atmosphere is to shelter-in-place. This is a precaution aimed to keep you safe while remaining indoors. (This is not the same thing as going to a shelter in case of a storm.) Shelter-in-place means selecting a small, interior room, with no or few windows, and taking refuge there. It does not mean sealing off your entire home or office building.

Why You Might Need To Shelter In Place:

Chemical, biological, or radiological contaminatnts may be released accidentally or intentionally into the environment. Should this occur, informations will be provided by local authorities on television and radio stations on how to protect you and your family. Because information will most likely be provided on television and radio, it is important to keep a TV or radio on, even during the workday. The important thing is for you to follow instructions of local authorities and know what to do if they advise you to shelter-in-place.

Oxford County Incident Management Assistance Team

The Oxford County Incident Management Assistance Team (IMAT) consists of 20 professional public safety and emergency management personnel. The team is also equipped with a mobile command vehicle with various command and communication capabilities, a go-bag for advanced team deployment with specialized tools for communication and information gathering. The team also is able to deploy with the Oxford County Emergency Communications Trailer that allows for various types of radio communication, as well as a sheltered workspace for members in an incident.

Team members are capable of filling Command Staff (Deputy Incident Commander, Public Information Officer, Safety Officer, and Liaison Officer) and General Staff (Logistics, Planning, Operations and Finance Sections Chiefs) positions in an incident as well as perform other duties that fall under general staff functions. The team has deployed to real incidents to assist incident command, most recently being the New England Public Warehouse Fire in Paris during 2008 and the train derailment in Gilead during 2009. The team participates in several exercises annually throughout the county. Requests for the team during the incident may be made through the Oxford County Regional Communications Center. For more information about IMAT, contact the Oxford County Emergency Management Agency at 207-743-6336.

County Hazmat Regional Response Team (RRT)

Presently have 26 members, 3 salary 23 hourly.        

Security responds as support personnel, 16 people.  The  RRT is a combined team of Rope Rescue, Haz-Mat and Fire Brigade disciplines   The Fire Brigade is the longest continuously operating Fire Brigade in the State of Maine, starting in 1911.

        The Team has three priorities, in order:

                1. Rope Rescue, Confined Space Rescue

                2. Hazardous Materials Technicians

                3. Fire Brigade

Fire Brigade started 1911, Haz-Mat started 1989,Rope Rescue  1992, Haz-Mat, Weapons of Mass Destruction State supported team 2004.        

        Coverage area:

                Primarily the Mill property.

                Mutual Aid agreement with Oxford County

                Assist in Franklin County and Androscoggin County

                They a signed Memorandum Of Understanding with the Maine Emergency Management Agency to respond to any assumed WMD (Weapons of Mass Destruction) event in Maine, if needed.  The Team is designated as Oxford County Regional Response Team #10. The team is the designated rescue team for Irving Forest Products, Dixfield and MDOT for Bridge Rescue.

        Equipment on site:

                2 vehicles, RRT 1 carries most of the Haz-Mat equipment. RRT 2 is a one ton pickup hauling a 24 foot trailer carrying more Haz-Mat equipment and most of the Rope Rescue equipment. Both units are deployed when responding to all events.  Equipment replacement cost approximately $250,000.

                Mill Management has been very supportive of the team by encouraging participation and making funds available for training and equipment. Training includes annual training by an outside Contractor to update team on all new compliance issues Monthly training is discipline specific, taught by our own in house instructors.  Training is held 2 times per month. Twelve members of the Team have traveled to Anniston Alabama for advanced WMD training provided by the Department of Homeland Security.

        The RRT has responded to over 40 callouts since 1990, both in mill and in the County.  Callouts comprise of Haz-Mat spills and actual Rope Rescues from high smoke stacks. It is very important to mention that the Team has received the Governors Award for Environmental Stewardship for all the outside responses dealing with Hazardous Materials events.  The Team was nominated by the manager of Haz-Mat Response Division of the Maine Department of Environmental Protection. Some of the State Level responders consider the RRT at New page a role model for Emergency Response. As the Team has responded to more events than most present teams.

Decontamination Strike Team (DST)

Decontamination Strike Team Four (DST #4) is a group of approximately 24 operations and technician level hazardous materials responders from the communities of Norway, Oxford and Paris. The purpose of this team is to ensure trained and equipped providers are available to manage the civil population in the event of a Chemical, Nuclear or Biological attack or Hazardous Materials release. The primary role of the team in an incident is to provide decontamination capabilities for the civilian population and as support for technician level Regional Response Teams (RRTs). The DST also provides support for Stephens Memorial Hospital’s decontamination team in the event that the hospital receives contaminated patients and needs additional assistance. The team is conducts training in hazardous materials response, decontamination, air monitoring, chemical research and identification, and Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) on a bi-monthly basis. The team also participates in an annual Full Scale Exercise (FSE) as training. For more information contact: Dennis Yates (207) 462-3440

County Communication Emergency Response Team(CERT)

The Oxford County CERT Team is currently between 15-20 members. There are several others we could call upon to fill positions during a disaster that would not require the same level of training as the active CERT members. This team has been active since the Ice Storm of 1998.  We have a communications trailer with HF, VHF and UHF Amateur Radio capabilities.   We operate in various modes including FM, AM and SSB voice. We also use APRS ( Automatic Position Reporting System ) and various digital modes.  We also have a County Radio in our communications trailer as well. This is for the use of the EMA staff if they need to set up a portable office that is closer to the scene of a disaster. We will be training to send photos over wireless and eventually learn to use Slow and Fast Scan Amateur Television.  We are involved in ongoing training with EMA and the first responders.  We are not first responders but we are able to assist in a long term disasters when normal communications are down or overloaded.  We can also provide logistic support to take some communication burden from the first responders and let them focus on their more immediate emergency duties. Much of our training is geared toward providing communications to shelters that would be open to the public during a disaster. We have also received training in search and rescue as well.  I would like to invite the general public to come and see our operation in action on June 26-27, 2010.  We will be set up on the Fryeburg Fairgrounds Midway.  Activities will be going on from noon Saturday June 26 till noon on Sunday June 27. It is a 24 hr. communication event so be advised; by Sunday morning the crew is more asleep than awake.  We will have a GOTA ( Get On The Air ) station for anybody who would like to give it a try. Don’t worry, we will have a radio coach there to help any daring volunteers. 

Oxford County Animal Response Team(OXCART)

CA The mission of the Oxford County Animal Response Team (OXCART) is to provide assistance to domesticated animals and farm animals, so as to minimize their suffering and to reduce the number of deaths during natural and manmade disasters, or any other situation that may arise. Our group meets monthly to train and plan for annual exercises and to organize public awareness campaigns. OXCART team members have attended emergency animal sheltering workshops, CART conferences, animal response team training, completed federal independent study courses, and taken advantage of various other opportunities that have arisen in the animal response world. Annual hands-on training, in conjunction with regional exercises, is an integral part of our team’s training.

Adamstown TWP

Rangeley Fire Department

Emergency- 911

Non Emergency-

1-800-492-0120

Northstar Ambulance

Emergency-911

Non Emergency-864-0938

Oxford County Sheriff Department

Sheriff- Wayne Gallant

Emergency -911

Office Phone- 743-9554

Albany TWP

Bethel Fire Department

Chief-Mike Jodrey

Emergency-911

Non Emergency-824-2665

Waterford Fire Department

Chief-Adrien Morin

Emergency-911

Station Phone- 583-2410

Bethel Rescue

Chief-Cheryl Bennett

Emergency-911

Station Phone-824-2815

Stoneham Rescue

Chief- Fred Coffin

Emergency-911

Non Emergency-583-2523

Oxford County Sheriff Department

Sheriff- Wayne Gallant

Emergency -911

Office Phone- 743-9554

Andover

www.andovermaine.com

Local EMA- Ken Dixon

Andover Fire Department

Chief- Robert Dixon

Deputy Chief- Ken Dixon

Members-20

Emergency-911

Station Phone-392-1431

Monthly Trainings/meetings–1st Thursday of the month

Andover Rescue

Chief- Robert Dixon

Emergnecy-911

Non Emergency- 392-1431

Med-Care Ambulance

Chief- Dean Milligan

Emergency -911

Station Phone- 364-8748

Oxford County Sheriff Department

Sheriff- Wayne Gallant

Emergency Phone -911

Office Phone- 743-9554

Bethel

bethelmaine.org

Local EMA– Mike Jodrey

Bethel Fire Department

Chief-Mike Jodrey

Deputy Chief– James Young

Members-30

Station Phone:824-2665

Monthly Trainings– 1st Thursday Business meeting, every other Thursday for trainings

Special Equipment– Jaws of Life, Boat with Ice rescue/water rescue equipment, spill response and ATV with rescue sled. Covers six surrounding towns.

Bethel Rescue

Chief-Cheryl Bennett

Deputy Chief– David Hanscom

Members– 9 Paramedics, 3 Intermediates, 10 EMTs

Emergency-911

Station Phone: 824-2815

Monthly Meetings– Third Sunday of every month

Oxford County Sheriff Department

Sheriff- Wayne Gallant

Emergency Phone -911

South Paris Office Phone- 743-9554

Bethel Office Phone-824-3437

Regional Shelters-

Telstar HS/MS-514 person capacity

Contacts- Director, Oxford EMA

Phone- 743-6336

Red Cross Services Director

Phone-795-4004

Crescent Park Elementary School– 225 person capacity

Contacts- Director, Oxford EMA

Phone- 743-6336

Red Cross Services Director

Phone-795-4004

Brownfield

www.brownfield.maine.gov

Local EMA-Richard Perreault

Brownfield Fire Department

Chief- Richard Perreault

Deputy Chief-Mike Hatch

Members-15

Emergency-911

Station Phone-935-2885

Fryeburg Rescue

Chief-Steve Goldsmith

Emergency -911

Station Phone-935-3024

Oxford County Sheriff Department

Sheriff- Wayne Gallant

Emergency Phone -911

Office Phone- 743-9554

Buckfield

www.townofbuckfield.com

Local EMA- Tom Standard

Buckfield Fire Department

Chief-Steve Campbell

Enmergency-911

Station Phone-366-2463

Buckfield Rescue

Chief- Lisa Buck

Deputy Chief-Chip Richardson

Members-18

Station Phone-336-2999

Monthly Meetings/Trainings- Monthly meeting 1st Monday of every month, last Wednesday of every month for training. CPR instructor Heather Bowlin, Car seat safety checks & installs

Oxford County Sheriff Department

Sheriff- Wayne Gallant

Emergency Phone -911

Office Phone- 743-9554

Shelters

Buckfield Jr./Sr. High School- Capacity- 366 people

Contacts- Director, Oxford EMA

Phone- 743-6336

Red Cross Services Director

Phone-795-4004

Byron

Local EMA- Roseanna White

Byron Fire Department

Chief- Robert Sudsbury

Deputy Chief-Cory Freeman

Members-7

Emergency 911

Station Phone- 364-3194

Monthly Meetings/Trainings- Last Monday of the month at 1800hrs

Med-Care Ambulance

Chief- Dean Milligan

Emergency-911

Station Phone- 364-8748

Oxford County Sheriff Department

Sheriff- Wayne Gallant

Emergency Phone -911

Office Phone- 743-9554

Canton

www.cantonmaine.org

Local EMA- James Dyment

Canton Fire Department

Chief-Shane Gallant

Deputy Chief- Mark Blanchette

Members-21

Phone-597-2404

Monthly Meetings/Trainings- 1st & 2nd Tuesdays

Med-Care Ambulance

Chief- Dean Milligan

Emergency-911

Station Phone- 364-8748

Oxford County Sheriff Department

Sheriff- Wayne Gallant

Emergency -911

Office Phone- 743-9554

Denmark

www.townofdenmark.org

Local EMA- Philip Richardson

Denmark Fire Department

Chief- Ken Richardson

Deputy Chief-Phil Richardson

Members-16

Emergency-911

Station Phone-452-2241

Monthly Meetings/Trainings- 1st Thursday of the month 7pm

Med-Care Ambulance

Chief- Dean Milligan

Emergency-911

Station Phone- 364-8748

Oxford County Sheriff Department

Sheriff- Wayne Gallant

Emergency Phone -911

Office Phone- 743-9554

Dixfield

www.dixfield.org

Local EMA-Jay Bernard

Dixfield Fire Department

www.dixfieldfire.org

Chief- Scott Dennett

1st Assist. Chief-Chris Moretto

2nd Assist. Chief- Derek Bryant

Members-20

Emergency-911

Station Phone-562-7629

Monthly Meetings/Trainings- 1st Tuesday training, and 3rd Tuesday monthly meeting

Dixfield Police Department

Chief- Richard Pickett

Sergeant- Jeffrey Howe

Members-14

Emergency-911

Station Phone-562-4517

Med-Care Ambulance

Chief- Dean Milligan

Emergency-911

Station Phone- 364-8748

Shelters

Dirigo High School-415 person capacity

Contacts,Director, Oxford EMA

Phone- 743-6336

Red Cross Services Director

Phone-795-4004

Dirigo Middle School-260 person capacity

Contacts- Director, Oxford EMA

Phone- 743-6336

Red Cross Services Director

Phone-795-4004

Fryeburg

www.fryeburgmaine.org

Local EMA-Chester Charette

Fryeburg Fire Department

Chief-Ozzie Sheaff

Deputy Chief-John Barry

Members-32

Emergency-911

Station Phone-935-2615

Monthly Meetings/Trainings- 1st Wednesday training, 2nd Wednesday monthly meeting

Fryeburg Police Department

Chief-Philip Weymouth

Lieutenant- Mike McAllister

Memebers-16

Emergency-911

Station Phone-935-3323

Fryeburg Rescue

Chief-Steve Goldsmith

Deputy Chief-Philip Remington

Members-48

Emergency-911

Station Phone-935-3024

Shelter

Molly Ockett Middle School- 304 person capacity

Contacts- Director, Oxford EMA

Phone- 743-6336

Red Cross Services Director

Phone-795-4004

Gilead

townof gilead.blogspot.com

Local EMA- Beverly Corriveau

Gilead Fire Department

Chief- Ken Cole

Deputy Chief-Richard Saunders

Members-13

Emergency-911

Station Phone-836-2079

Monthly Meetings/Trainings- 2nd & 4th Tuesday for monthly meetings

Bethel Rescue

Chief-Cheryl Bennett

Emergency-911

Station Phone: 824-2815

Oxford County Sheriff Department

Sheriff- Wayne Gallant

Emergency Phone -911

Office Phone- 743-9554

Grafton TWP

Newry Fire Department

Chief-Bruce Pierce

Emergency-911

Station Phone-824-4905

Bethel Rescue

Chief-Cheryl Bennett

Emergency-911

Station Phone-824-2815

Oxford County Sheriff Department

Sheriff- Wayne Gallant

Emergency -911

Office Phone- 743-9554

Greenwood

Local EMA-Hartley Mowatt

Greenwood Fire Department

Chief– Albert Curtis Jr

Memebers-12

Emergency-911

StationPhone-875-2888

Monthly Meetings/Trainings-1st Monday for monthly meetings, 3rd Monday for training. Jr fire fighter training the 3rdThursday of the month.

Tri-Town Rescue

Chief-Norm St. Pierre

Emergency-911

Station Phone- 674-2400

Oxford County Sheriff Department

Sheriff- Wayne Gallant

Emergency Phone -911

Office Phone- 743-9554

Hanover

www.hanover.org

Local EMA- Clem Worcester

Rumford Fire Department

Chief-Robert Chase

Emergency-911

Station Phone-364-2901

Oxford County Sheriff Department

Sheriff- Wayne Gallant

Emergency Phone -911

Office Phone- 743-9554

Med-Care Ambulance

Chief- Dean Milligan

Emergency-911

Station Phone- 364-8748

Hartford

www.megalink.net/~hartford/

Local EMA-Tom Standard

Buckfield Fire Department

Chief-Steve Campbell

Emergency-911

Station Phone-366-2463

Buckfield Rescue

Chief- Lisa Buck

Emergency-911

Station Phone-336-2999

Canton Fire Department

Chief-Wayne Dube

Emergency-911

Non Emergency-597-2404

Turner Fire Department

Chief-Michael Arsenault

Emergency-911

Station Phone-225-3353

Turner Rescue

Chief- Laurel Gagne

Emergency-911

Station Phone-225-3353

Oxford County Sheriff Department

Sheriff- Wayne Gallant

Emergency Phone -911

Office Phone- 743-9554

Hebron

Local EMA- Jim Trundy

Hebron Fire Department

Chief-Jim Trundy

Deputy Chief-Bunky Hill

Members-12

Phone- 966-2070

Monthly Meetings/Trainings- 1st Monday of the month for training

Pace

Chief Bob Hand

Emergency-911

Non Emergency-743-1562 ext. 704

Oxford County Sheriff Department

Sheriff- Wayne Gallant

Emergency Phone -911

Office Phone- 743-9554

Hiram

Local EMA-James Siracuse

Hiram Fire Department

Chief-Brain Poitras

Emergency-911

Station Phone-625-4064

Monthly Meetings/Trainings- 1st Monday of every month business meeting, 1st Tuesday training

South Hiram Fire Department

Chief- James Siracuse

Members-5

Emergency-911

Station Phone-625-4824

Monthly Meetings/Trainings- 1st Wednesday of the month at 7pm

Sacopee Valley Rescue

Chief- Lori Edgley

Memebers-28

Station Phone- 625-3088

Oxford County Sheriff Department

Sheriff- Wayne Gallant

Emergency Phone -911

Office Phone- 743-9554

Shelters

Sacopee Valley Middle School- 400 person capacity

ContactsDirector, Oxford EMA

Phone- 743-6336

Red Cross Services Director

Phone-795-4004

Lincoln Plantation

Local EMA-Warren Bennett

Wilsons Mills Fire Department

Chief-Warren Bennett

Deputy Chief-Donna Glover

Members-16

Emergency-911

Station Phone-486-7791

North Star Ambulance

Chief-David B. Robie

Emergency-911

Station Phone-779-2770

Oxford County Sheriff Department

Sheriff- Wayne Gallant

Emergency Phone -911

Office Phone- 743-9554

Lovell

www.lovellmaine.us

Local EMA- Steve Goldsmith

Lovell Fire Department

Chief-Mark Moulton

Deputy Chief-Roger Woodward

Members-30

Emergency -911

Station Phone-925-2623

Monthly Meetings/Trainings- 1st Monday business meeting, 3rd & 4th Monday training

Stoneham Rescue

Chief- Fred Coffin

Emergency-911

Station Phone-583-2523

Oxford County Sheriff Department

Sheriff- Wayne Gallant

Emergency Phone -911

Office Phone- 743-9554

Lower Cupsuptic TWP

Rangeley Fire Department

Emergency- 911

Non Emergency-

1-800-492-0120

Northstar Ambulance

Emergency-911

Station Phone-864-0938

Oxford County Sheriff Department

Sheriff- Wayne Gallant

Emergency Phone -911

Office Phone- 743-9554

Magalloway Plantation

Local EMA- Anne Bragg

Magalloway Plantation Fire Department

Chief- Roy Edwards

Deputy Chief-Bruce Bean

Members-15

Emergency-911

Station Phone-486-9349

Errol Rescue

Emergency-911

Station Phone-603-482-3611

Oxford County Sheriff Department

Sheriff- Wayne Gallant

Emergency Phone -911

Office Phone- 743-9554

Mason TWP

Bethel Fire Department

Chief-Mike Jodrey

Emergency-911

Station Phone-824-2665

Bethel Rescue

Chief-Cheryl Bennett

Emergency-911

Station Phone-824-2815

Oxford County Sheriff Department

Sheriff- Wayne Gallant

Emergency Phone -911

Office Phone- 743-9554

Mexico

www.mexicomaine.net

Local EMA-Gary Wentzell

Mexico Fire Department

Chief-Gary Wentzell

Deputy Chief-Richard Jones

Members-30

Emergency-911

Station Phone-364-3612

Mexico Police Department

Chief-James Theriault

Sergeant- Roy Hodsdon

Members-5

Emergency-911

Station Phone-364-5686

Med-Care Ambulance

Chief- Dean Milligan

Deputy Chief-Chris Moretto

Members- 65, paramedics, EMTS, Intermediates

Emergency-911

Station Phone- 364-8748

Shelters

Mountain Valley Middle School-450 person capacity

Contacts- Director, Oxford EMA

Phone- 743-6336

Red Cross Services Director

Phone-795-4004

Milton TWP

Tri-Town Rescue

Chief-Norm St. Pierre

Emergency-911

Station Phone- 674-2400

Oxford County Sheriff Department

Sheriff- Wayne Gallant

Emergency Phone -911

Office Phone- 743-9554

Rumford Fire Department

www.rumfordfire.com

Chief- Robert Chase

Emergency-911

Station Phone-364-2901

Newry

www.newrymaine.com

Local EMA-David Bonney

Warming Shelters or Emergency Shelters are the Grange Hall on Bear River Rd. and the Sunday River Fire Station on the Sunday River Rd.

Newry Fire Department

Chief-Bruce Pierce

Members-11

Emergency-911

Sunday River Rd Station Phone-824-6286

Bear River Rd Station- 824-4905

Monthly Meetings/Trainings- 1st Monday monthly meeting, 3rd Monday for training

Special Equipment- Metz 103’ Ladder Truck

Med-Care Ambulance

Chief- Dean Milligan

Emergency-911

Station Phone- 364-8748

Oxford County Sheriff Department

Sheriff- Wayne Gallant

Emergency Phone -911

Office Phone- 743-9554

Norway

www.norwaymaine.com

Local EMA-Bonnie Seames

Norway Fire Department

www.norwaymaine.com/FireDepartment.php

Chief-Dennis Yates

Deputy Chief-Steve Brown

Members-40

Emergency-911

Station Phone-743-5300

Monthly Meetings/Trainings- 1st Monday for Training at 6:30 pm

Norway Police Department

www.norwaymaine.com/Police.shtml

Chief-Robert Federico

Sergeant- James Ventresca

Members-12

Emergency-911

Station Phone-743-5306

Pace

Chief Bob Hand

Deputy Chief-James Trundy

Members-44

Emergency-911

Station Phone-743-1562 ext. 704

Otisfield

www.otisfieldme.gov

Local EMA-Frank Blauvelt

Otisfield Fire Department

Chief-Mike Hooker

Members-33

Emergency-911

Station Phone-627-7057

Monthly Meetings/Trainings- Even numbered months training 1st Monday nights at 7pm, Odd numbered months Mondays at 7:30pm following the OVFA meeting. 3rd Monday trainings at 7pm.

Pace

Chief Bob Hand

Emergency-911

Station Phone-743-1562 ext. 704

Oxford County Sheriff Department

Sheriff- Wayne Gallant

Emergency Phone -911

Office Phone- 743-9554

Oxford

www.oxfordmaine.org

Local EMA-Jon Tibbetts

Oxford Fire/Rescue Department

Chief- Scott Hunter

Deputy Chief-Dave Hiedrich

Members-45

Emergecy-911

Station Phone-539-4509

Monthly Meetings/Trainings- 1st Wednesday of every month

Oxford Police Department

Chief-Jon Tibbetts

Lieutenant- Mike Ward

Members-14

Phone-539-4414

Paris

www.town.paris.me.us

Local EMA-Hartley Mowatt

Paris Fire Department

Chief-Brad Frost

Deputy Chief-William Buffington

Members-39

Emergency-911

Station Phone-743-6832

Monthly Meetings/Trainings-1st Wednesday monthly meeting

Pace

Chief Bob Hand

Emergency-911

Station Phone-743-1562 ext. 704

Paris Police Department

Chief- David Verrier

Lieutenant-Mike Dailey

Members- 10

Emergency-911

Station Phone- 743-7448

Oxford County Sheriff Department

Sheriff- Wayne Gallant

Deputy Chief- Dane Tripp

Emergency Phone -911

Office Phone- 743-9554

Members- 12 patrol officers, 3 detectives, 1 School Resource Officer, 1 Admin Assist

Special Equipment- 2 Snowmobiles, 6 sets of Night Vision Equipment, 1 ATV, Laptops in every patrol vehicle with direct communications with each other and the Communications Center in South Paris.

Shelters

Oxford Hills High School-450 person capacity

Contacts-Director, Oxford EMA

Phone- 743-6336

Red Cross Services Director

Phone-795-4004

Oxford Hills Middle School-250 person capacity

Contacts-Director, Oxford EMA

Phone- 743-6336

Red Cross Services Director

Phone-795-4004

Peru

www.cantonmaine.org/towns/peru/maps/cfm

Local EMA-William Hussey

Peru Fire Department

Chief- William Hussey

Deputy Chief-Timothy Holland

Members-24

Emergency-911

Station Phone-562-7551

Monthly Meetings/Trainings- Last Tuesday of the month @ 6pm

Med-Care Ambulance

Chief- Dean Milligan

Emergency-911

Station Phone- 364-8748

Oxford County Sheriff Department

Sheriff- Wayne Gallant

Emergency Phone -911

Office Phone- 743-9554

Porter

Local EMA- Robert Heard

Kezar Fall’s Fire Department

Chief-Kenneth Burbank

Deputy Chief-Chris Day

Members-32

Emergency-911

Station Phone-625-8625

Monthly Meetings/Trainings-1st Sunday at 7pm for monthly meetings, 2nd Sunday of the month for trainings.

Sacopee Valley Rescue

Chief- Lori Edgley

Emergency-911

Station Phone- 625-3088

Oxford County Sheriff Department

Sheriff- Wayne Gallant

Emergency Phone -911

Office Phone- 743-9554

Richardsontown TWP

Rangeley Fire Department

Chief- Rudy Davis

Emergency-911

Station Phone- 800-492-0120

Northstar Ambulance

Emergency-911

Non Emergency-864-0938

Oxford County Sheriff Department

Sheriff- Wayne Gallant

Emergency Phone -911

Office Phone- 743-9554

Riley TWP

Newry Fire Department

Chief-Bruce Pierce

Emergency-911

Station Phone-824-4905

Bethel Rescue

Chief-Cheryl Bennett

Emergency-911

Station Phone- 824-2815

Oxford County Sheriff Department

Sheriff- Wayne Gallant

Emergency Phone -911

Office Phone- 743-9554

Roxbury

Local EMA-Raymond Carver

Roxbury Fire Department

Chief- Raymond Carver

Emergency-911

Station Phone- 364-3981

Med-Care Ambulance

Chief- Dean Milligan

Emergency-911

Station Phone- 364-8748

Oxford County Sheriff Department

Sheriff- Wayne Gallant

Emergency Phone -911

Office Phone- 743-9554

Rumford

www.rumfordmaine.net

Local EMA-Richard Coulombe

Rumford Fire Department

www.rumfordfire.com

Chief- Robert Chase

Deputy Chief-Richard Coulombe

Members- 32

Phone-364-2901

Monthly Meetings/Trainings- 2nd Tuesday for training

Special programs- Junior program, Active Relief Program

Med-Care Ambulance

Chief- Dean Milligan

Phone- 364-8748

Rumford Police Department

www.rumfordpd.com

Chief- Stacey Carter

Captain- Dan Garbarini

Members-14

Emergency-911

Station Phone-364-4551

Shelters

Mountain Valley High School- 600 person capacity

Contacts- Director, Oxford EMA

Phone- 743-6336

Red Cross Services Director

Phone-795-4004

Stoneham

www.stoneham-maine.com

Local EMA-Frank Robey

Stoneham Fire Department

Chief- Greg Fox

Deputy Chief-Frank Robey & Gus Fillebrown

Members-14

Emergency-911

Station Phone-928-2284

Monthly Meetings/Trainings- Last Tuesday of the month

Stoneham Rescue

Chief- Fred Coffin

Deputy Chief- Gus Fillibrown

Members-20

Emergency-911

Station Phone-583-2523

Oxford County Sheriff Department

Sheriff- Wayne Gallant

Emergency Phone -911

Office Phone- 743-9554

Stow

Local EMA-William Parmenter

Saco Valley Fire Department

Chief- John Plowden

Deputy Chief-William Briggs

Members-20

Emergency-911

Station Phone-697-2475

Monthly Meetings/Trainings-1st Monday for monthly meetings, 3rd Monday for trainings

Fryeburg Rescue

Chief-Steve Goldsmith

Emergency-911

Station Phone-935-3024

Oxford County Sheriff Department

Sheriff- Wayne Gallant

Emergency Phone -911

Office Phone- 743-9554

Sumner

www.sumnermaine.us

Local EMA-Tom Standard

Sumner Fire Department

Chief-Bob Stewart

Members-14

Emergency-911

Station Phone-388-2301

Monthly Meetings/Trainings-3rd Thursday at 6:30pm

Buckfield Rescue

Chief- Lisa Buck

Emergency-911

Non Emergency-336-2999

Tri-Town Rescue

Chief-Norm St. Pierre

Emergency-911

Station Phone- 674-2400

Oxford County Sheriff Department

Sheriff- Wayne Gallant

Emergency Phone -911

Office Phone- 743-9554

Shelters

Hartford-Sumner Elementary School- 308 person compacity

Contacts- Director, Oxford EMA

Phone- 743-6336

Red Cross Services Director

Phone-795-4004

Sweden

www.eskerridge.com/sweden.htm

Local EMA- Wayne Miller

Sweden Fire Department

Chief- Warren Noble

Deputy Chief- Paul Venza

Members- 19

Emergency- 911

Station Phone- 647-2781

United Ambulance

Chief- Paul Fillebrown

Emergency-911

Station Phone-647-3261

Oxford County Sheriff Department

Sheriff- Wayne Gallant

Emergency Phone -911

Office Phone- 743-9554

Upton

Local EMA-Paul Casey

In Wilsons Mills/Upton we have the Grange/Town Hall that is our warming center, emergency center.

Bethel Fire Department

Chief-Mike Jodrey

Emergency-911

Station Phone:824-2665

Upper Kennebec Valley Ambulance

Emergency-911

Station Phone- 672-4078

Oxford County Sheriff Department

Sheriff- Wayne Gallant

Emergency Phone -911

Office Phone- 743-9554

Waterford

www.waterford.org

Local EMA-Bill Haynes

Waterford Fire Department

Chief-Adrien Morin

Deputy Chief-Bill Haynes

Members-36

Emergency-911

Station Phone- 583-2410

Monthly Meetings/Trainings- 1st Monday for monthly meetings

Stoneham Rescue

Chief- Fred Coffin

Phone-583-2523

Oxford County Sheriff Department

Sheriff- Wayne Gallant

Emergency Phone -911

Office Phone- 743-9554

Shelters

Waterford Elementary School-217 person capacity

Contacts- Director, Oxford EMA

Phone- 743-6336

Red Cross Services Director

Phone-795-4004

West Paris

Local EMA-Hartley Mowatt

West Paris Fire Department

Chief-Norm St. Pierre

Deputy Chief-Clay Wilson

Members-17

Phone- 674-2288

Monthly Meetings/Trainings- 1st Tuesday business meeting, 3rd Week training

Tri-Town Rescue

Chief-Norm St. Pierre

Members-6 paramedics, 6 intermediates, 10 EMT’s, 9 drivers

Emergency-911

Station Phone- 674-2400

Oxford County Sheriff Department

Sheriff- Wayne Gallant

Emergency Phone -911

Office Phone- 743-9554

Shelters

Agnes Gray School- 203 person capacity

Contacts- Director, Oxford EMA

Phone- 743-6336

Red Cross Services Director

Phone-795-4004

Woodstock

Local EMA-Geffrey Inman

Woodstock Fire Department

www.woodstockfire.net

Chief-Geffrey Inman

Deputy Chief-Ken Koskela

Members-20

Emergency-911

Station Phone-665-2345

Pace

Chief Bob Hand

Emergency-911

Station Phone-743-1562 ext. 704

Oxford County Sheriff Department

Sheriff- Wayne Gallant

Emergency Phone -911

Office Phone- 743-9554

Shelters

Woodstock Elementary School- 153 person capacity

Contacts-Director, Oxford EMA

Phone- 743-6336

Red Cross Services Director

Phone-795-4004


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