Steven Boucouvalas, Emergency Management Director

Steven Boucouvalas, Director v:207-282-8201

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

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.

Lightning and Lightning Safety
The National Weather Service has created a five-part series about safety during lightning storms. With the summer storm season upon us, this is great information. You can see the entire series by following this link.

FEMA opens call center for National Flood Insurance Program policyholders and disaster survivors
Today the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) launched a National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) call center pilot program to serve and support policyholders with the servicing of their claims.

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

Are you prepared? 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

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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