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Training and Exercises

YCEMA hosts trainings and exercises for all 29 municipalities in York County, first responders, and other agencies. Trainings and exercises help to prepare agencies for various emergency situations, incidents, and disasters.

For more information or questions, contact the Training and Response Coordinator.

Training and Exercises: Services

Upcoming Trainings

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Shelter Operations Course

This is an introductory course intended for any staff or volunteers who will be planning for and/or working in a shelter following a disaster.

This course will cover best practices for disaster sheltering including:


  • Pre-disaster planning

  • Health, security, and safety considerations

  • Staffing and support resources needed to open shelters

  • Documentation and feeding considerations

  • Equipment considerations

  • Demobilization

  • And more!


Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Time: 1-3pm

Location: Training Room at York County Emergency Management Agency at 149 Jordan Springs Rd., Alfred ME 04002

Registration: https://forms.gle/jS239Pv8GqGjjDcr9

Registration deadline: Wednesday, March 20, 2024


Please note that this course is a regularly occuring course and has been previously offered by York County EMA.

For any questions, please contact the instructor, Scott Gagne, Training and Response Coordinator, at srgagne@yorkcountymaine.gov.

Training and Exercises: Schedule

Ongoing Self-Study Courses

FEMA Emergency Management Institute (EMI)

The Center for Rural Development security trainings: 

Center for Radiological Nuclear Training

FEMA Center for Domestic Preparedness

Texas Engineering Extension Service

Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency Academy

Training and Exercises: Schedule
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