|Emergency Management Agency
111 High Street
Caribou, Maine 04736
|Michael Gahagan, Director
Caribou Emergency Management Agency
Annual Report for 2016
First off, I’d like to thank the members of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) for their hard work and dedication to the City of Caribou. They took time out of their busy schedules to assist at the Thursdays on Sweden event in Downtown Caribou. Another function they participate in is “witch watch” in which members spread out throughout town on Halloween watching out for children and ensuring no criminal acts are committed. Their dedication to keeping the city safe is so much appreciated. CERT members participate in training and are readily available in the event they are needed to assist emergency personnel. Their service to Caribou EMA and the citizens is unpaid and strictly volunteer.
Updates to the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) continued, keeping the local meeting place for first responders and emergency personnel up to date in technology. Both police and fire agencies utilize the EOC for trainings mandated by the state.
The Caribou Emergency Management Agency works closely with the Aroostook County Emergency Management Agency, which is also in Caribou. I would like to thank Darren Woods, Jesse Belanger and Joyce Findlen for their continued support.
I would like to encourage residents to be prepared for any disaster by having an emergency kit available in cases of inclement weather, power outages, or any other disaster. Things to keep in your “disaster preparedness kit” should include bottled water, food, candles, battery powered radio, flashlight, extra batteries, etc. Remember, being prepared could save you and your loved ones life.
Chief Michael W. Gahagan
Director of Emergency Management Agency