State of Maine
Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan
Volume I: Preparedness Strategy
Risk and Capability Assessment
State Hazard Mitigation Plan
Multiyear Training and Exercise Plan
State Homeland Security Strategies
Volume II: Emergency Operations Plan
Emergency Support Function Annexes
Incident and Supporting Annexes
Volume III: Interagency Disaster Recovery Plan
Recovery Support Function Annexes
State Acronym, Abbreviation, and Definition List
In accordance with Maine Statute, Title 37-B, Chapter 13, Sub-chapter 1, the Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) has developed the Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) to provide a framework for state-level emergency management activities and to define how State Government interfaces with other emergency management stakeholders, including Local, County, and Tribal Governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), other states, the Federal Government, and the private sector.
Planning provides three principal benefits:
- It allows jurisdictions to influence the course of events in an emergency by determining in advance the actions, policies, and processes that will be followed;
- It guides other preparedness activities; and
- It contributes to unity of effort by providing a common blueprint for activity.
The State of Maine is vulnerable to a host of natural, technological, and man-made hazards, from nor’easters, tornadoes and hurricanes to pandemics, urban fires, hazardous materials releases, and acts of terrorism. Government has responsibility to safeguard the general public by planning for the occurrence of these hazards.
Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP)
- CEMP Information Sheet (PDF)
- State Acronymn, Abbreviation and Definition List (PDF)
- State of Maine Emergency Operations Plan, compiled (PDF)
- State of Maine Debris Management Plan (PDF)
- Protection of Cultural Resources and Historic Properties Appendix (PDF)
- State Hazard Mitigation Plan
- Volume I
- Volume II
- Volume III
For more information about any of the documents listed here, please contact us.
Guidance and Resources
- FEMA: CPG-101 Version 2
- Planning guidance is informed by FEMA’s Comprehensive Planning Guide 101, Developing and Maintaining Emergency Operations Plans, Version 2.
- FEMA: IS-235.C Emergency Planning
- For additional instruction on the emergency planning process, you’re encouraged to take FEMA Independent Study IS235.C, Emergency Planning. There is no charge for this training.
- FEMA: Planning Resources
- FEMA resources and guidance for operational and strategic planning
- Maine Cultural Emergency Resource Coalition
- The Cultural Emergency Resource Coalition, initiated by the Maine State Museum, helps Maine’s cultural organizations – libraries, museums, archives, historic houses, and other keepers of our cultural heritage plan for and recover from disasters. Site offers planning templates for cultural institutions.
- Maine Department of Education: School Security
- The Maine Department of Education school security team provides information to schools and works with the Legislature to ensure that schools are prepared for all types of emergencies.
- Maine State Statute: Maine Emergency Management Agency
- Title 37-B, Chapter 13: Maine Emergency Management Agency, is the governing statute for MEMA and contains additional guidance for local emergency management. Planning requirements are driven by the language in §783.
- Maine State Statute: Requirement for local emergency planning
- Title 37-B MRSA §783, specifying requirement for local jurisdictions to prepare and keep current emergency plans in accordance with risk assessment and planning guidance issued by MEMA.