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Maine Health Alerts

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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Bioterrorism Planning and Response
Bioterrorism agents/diseases (CDC)
Toronto Final SARS report

Infectious Disease:

Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE)
World Health Map (Global Disease Alert Map)


Chemical Agents (CDC)
Chemical Information Resource Matrix

Radiological and Nuclear:

REAC/TS (Federal) Radiologic Emergency 24hr hotline:1-865-576-1005
Maine Radiologic Emergency 24hr hotline: 1-800-452-4664
Radiological Dispersal Device (RDD) Preparedness
Radiation Emergencies (CDC)
Hospital Communications in a Mass Casualty Radiological Event

Guidelines for Hospital Response to a radiological mass casualty incident
Guidance for Radiation Accident Management
Hospital Triage in the first 24 hours

Radiation Event Medical Management (DHHS)
Federal Guidance on Radiation exposure-report #11 (EPA)

Poisons and Toxins:

Northern New England Poison Center (NNEPC) , 24 hr hotline:  1-800-222-1222
CDC Poison site
Bacterial Food Poisoning

Hazardous Materials :

Hazardous Materials Exposure Guide: A step-by-step Medical Response Guide
Office of Hazardous Material (PHMSA)
(NTSB) Safety Recommendations
Hazardous Substance Emergency Event Survailance

Trauma and Critical Care :

Society of Critical Care Medecine Disaster Resources
Disaster Mental Health Resources

Natural Disasters:

Project Disaster
CBS news disaster links
Natural Disaster links (CDC)
The 1938 New England Hurricane and the recovery by the WPA  (a video)

Disaster Behavioral Health Resources:

DBH Resources

School Preparedness and Childcare:

National Advisory Committee on Children and Terrorism (NACCT)
Immunization Schedules
Emergency Response Planning for Child Care Providers

SMRRC Regional Hospitals and Acute Care Centers:

Goodall Hospital Sanford, ME tel. # 207-324-4310
Maine Medical Center Portland, ME tel # 207-662-0111
Mercy Hospital Portland, ME tel # 207-879-3000
Mid Coast Hospital Brunswick, ME tel # 207-729-0181
Miles Memorial Hospital Damariscotta, ME tel # 207-563-1234
New England Rehabilitation Hospital Portland, ME tel # 207-775-4000
Southern Maine Medical Center Biddeford, ME tel # 207-283-7000
Spring Harbor Hospital Westbrook, ME tel # 207-761-2200
St. Andrews Hospital Boothbay Harbor, ME tel # 207-633-2121
Parkview Adventist Medical Center Brunswick , ME tel # 207-373-2000
York Hospital York, ME tel # 207-363-4321

Personal and Family Preparedness:
American Red Cross, Home Preparedness
Department of HomeLand Security (DHS), Home Preparedness
72 Hours: are you prepared
Home and Personnal Safety Equipment
Emergency Preparedness Equipment
Homeowners guide to disasters and emergencies
State of Maine Preparedness Resources:

Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)
Maine Center for Disease Control (MCDC) 24 hr hotline: 1-800-821-5821
Maine Infectious Disease Division of the Maine CDC
Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness (OPHEP)
Maine Health and Environmental Testing Laboratory (HETL) Emergency hotline: 1-800-452-1999
Maine Public Health Alert Network (HAN)
Maine Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
Maine State Police 24 hotline: 1-800-432-7381
Maine Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD)
Disaster Mortuary Team (DMORT) Region 1 -New England
Northern New England Metropolitan Medical Response System (NEMMRS) Tel # 1-603-653-1189
American Red Cross of Southern Maine (ARC)
Maine Road Conditions Tel# 511
Maine Hospital Association (MHA)
Maine Medical Association (MMA)
Maine Center for Public Health
Maine State 2-1-1 system (run by United Way and Ingraham)
Maine Local Health Officers
Maine Homeland Security Plan
Maine Health Information Center
Volunteering in Maine
Maine Radio Frequencies (from scanner list)
Southern Maine Fire Notification
Maine Fire Training & Education
Maine Aerial Photogaphy
Maine Prepares
RX Response -Pharmacies open in your area?

Federal Resources:

Centers for Disease Control and Emergency Preparedness (CDC)
National Incident Management System (NIMS)
NIMS Alert 2008-09 Implementation objectives for healthcare organizations
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
( DHS) Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP)
National Disaster Medical System (NDMS)
Strategic National Stockpile (SNS)
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
US Fire Administration (USFA)
Office of Hazardous Materials Safety (HAZMAT)
Homeland Security Institute (HSI)
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Boston office Tel # 1-617-742-5533
American Red Cross (ARC)
Disaster Mortuary Team (DMORT)
Northern New England Metropolitan Medical Response System (NEMMRS) Tel # 1-603-653-1189
Terrorism + Other Public Health Emergencies: A Field Guide for Media. (DHHS). Also available in PDF  format
DRAFT U.S. DHS National Response Framework (NRF) Emergency Support Function Annex (ESF) #8 - Public Health and Medical Services
U.S. DHS - National Response Framework, (NRF) Resource Center
Dialysis Centers Capacity

Training and Planning Resources:

Electronic Mass Casualty Assessment & Planning Scenarios (EMCAPS)Maine Center for Public Health (MCPH)
CDC Training Resources
Public Health Foundation
FEMA Training
OSHA Best Practices for Hospital-Based First Receivers of Victims
72 Hours: are you prepared
Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) Training Schedule
National Disaster Support Foundation
American Civil Defense Association
National Masters in Science information
Nursing Degrees Information

SMRRC Partners:

York County Emegency Management Agency (EMA) 1-207-324-1578
Cumberland Couny Emegency Management Agency (EMA) 1-207-892-6785
Sagadahoc Couny Emegency Management Agency (EMA) 1-207-443-8210
Lincoln Couny Emegency Management Agency (EMA) 1-207-882-7559
City of Portland HHHS, Public Health Division 1-207-874-8633
American Red Cross of Southern Maine 1-207-874-1192
American Red Cross Mid-coast chapter (Topsham) 1-207-729-6779
Cumberland County Sheriffs office 1-800-266-1444
York County Sheriffs office 1-207-324-1113
Sagadahoc County Sheriff 1-207-443-8201
Lincoln County Sherriff 1-207-882-7332

Equipment and Supply Vendors:

Safety Max
New England Nuclear
New Pig
Homeland Security Supplies
Scott Health and Safety
TVI Corporation (Shelters)
Fisher Safety Supplies
Advanced containment systems
NIOSH Pocket Safety Guides
Home and Personnal Safety Equipment
Emergency Preparedness Equipment
Medical Supplies
Medical Supplies (allegro)
Get Ready Gear
SKS Science Products
Contamination Control (Berkshire)

National Standards for Health Systems Response:

Joint Commission Hospital Accreditation Standards (including Emergency Management and Infection Control)
National Incident Management System (NIMS)
NIMS Compliance for Hospital and Health Systems (May 26 06)
OSHA Best Practices for Hospital-Based First Receivers of Victims
National Response Plan (NRP)
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Medical Surge Capacity and Capability model
Hospital Hazard Vulnerability Analysis (HVA) Tool
Weill/Cornell Mass Prophylaxis/Vaccination Model
Locate Alternate Care Sites During an Emergency
Evaluation of Hospital Disaster Drills: A Module-Based Approach
Regional Plan: Bioterrorism and Other Public Health Emergencies
Patient Decontamination Recomendations for Hospitals
ADA Guide for Local Governments: Emergencies and People with disabilities. (US DOJ)
World Health Organizations: field manual on Communicable Disease Control in Emergencies
Implications for Paitent Care During Natural Disasters
Do pediatric and adult disaster victims differ? A descriptive analysis of clinical encounters from four natural disaster DMAT deployments
Principles of disaster planning for the pediatric population

Communications Resources:

Maine TV Stations
Call Letters  Network Channel Location/Serving
WMTW ABC Auburn/Portland
WPFO FOX 23 Portland
WCSH NBC 6 Portland
WGME CBS 13 Portland


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