Steven Boucouvalas, Emergency Management Director

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Steven Boucouvalas, Director v:207-282-8201
v:207-284-4535
sboucouvalas@sacomaine.org

Office of Emergency Management
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Mission statement
Enhancing community safety and survival through mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.


The City of Saco Office of Emergency Management is a functional department within the city structure, the office is the local representative of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The office is responsible for the development and upkeep of the city's emergency response and all hazards plans.

The office is also responsible for the coordination and management of resources during natural and manmade disasters, as well as enemy attack and large scale emergencies. These resources consist of city departments, county state and federal agencies as well as volunteers and private organizations.

A message from the Director
Recent weather events globally have resulted in multiple losses of life and destruction of property. These horrific events should inspire us to self prepare!

Emergencies and disasters occur 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The majority of these events are weather related, while others are man made. Ask yourself this very important question "Am I ready to self sustain for at least 72 hours in the event I am impacted?" Though it may seem impossible to prepare for everything, it is possible by taking the initiative to become educated, develop a plan and prepare a disaster tool box you can accomplish this.

The following links will provide you with some helpful guidance and information in achieving self-preparedness goals, I hope you find these helpful and that you will join me in taking a solemn pledge to be proactive and not reactive. May every day be a happy day, free of emergencies and disasters. Should you have any questions, comments or concerns please feel free to email the Director at sboucouvalas@sacomaine.org.

Product safety
Each year many Americans become ill, are injured and some die as a result of unsafe products. Some of this can be avoided by being vigilant, we hope you will find this link to the Consumer Product Safety Commission useful.

Emergency notification system to be tested
On Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 10 a.m., the York County Emergency Management Agency will be conducting an ALL-CALL activation test of the emergency notification system Code Red.

Take extra precautions as temperatures drop below freezing
Dangerously low temperatures are in the forecast and the City of Saco Office of Emergency Management in partnership with U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) wants individuals and families to be safe when faced with the hazards of cold temperatures.

York County Emergency Management begins testing new system
The system is designed to alert citizens of events or situations affecting their area.

SBA disaster assistance available to private non-profit organizations in Maine
Some nonprofit organizations may be eligible for low interest rate disaster loans from the Small Business Administration to repair damage caused by flooding that occurred this spring.

Hazardous Weather Operations Plan
The City of Saco has adopted a Hazardous Weather Operations Plan that will determine how the city responds to natural disasters. Download the Hazardous Weather Operations Plan.

Preparing for severe weather
Here is a list of projects you can do to help prepare your home for severe weather.

Are you prepared?
72hours.org is one of several websites that offer excellent advice on how to prepare for disasters. For a list of sites, see our Useful information and links page.

Citizen Corps
The Citizen Corps is a Federal Emergency Management Agency project to coordinate volunteer safety activities.

Community Emergency Response Team
The Community Emergency Response Team program is designed to train citizens to respond to emergency situations.

Be prepared
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has information on preparing for terrorist attacks and other emergencies. For more information, click on the link to www.ready.gov.

Department of Homeland Security
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has information on preparing for terrorist attacks and other emergencies.

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