List of Maine CERT’s

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    Name of Program: Town of Bingham – 201 CERT
    Geographic Area: Somerset County – Bingham/Moscow
    Point of Contact: Amy Cunningham
    Title: Somerset EMA CERT Coordinator
    Phone Number: 2074746788
    E-mail address: amy.cunningham@somersetcounty-me.org
    Website address: http://www.somersetcounty-me.org
    Brief Description: A 7 member team currently undergoing training. Once training is completed, the team will specialize in Shelter Management. When not required for sheltering assistance to the American Red Cross (ARC)operations of the ARC Shelter in Bingham, the teams will provide community response assistance to the first responders in that community.

    Name of Program: Kennebec County CERT
    Geographic Area: Kennebec County
    Point of Contact: Kelly Amoroso
    Phone Number: 2076238407
    E-mail address: kclepc@kennebecso.com
    Brief Description: This team has received basic CERT and Emergency Operations Center training. Future training opportunities include first aid for people and their pets, light search and rescue, mapping, Incident Command System, and animals in disaster training.

    Name of Program: Knox County Animal Response Team
    Geographic Area: Knox
    Point of Contact: Susan Smith-Riedel
    Phone Number: 2073726780
    E-mail address: smithriedel@verizon.net
    Brief Description: This team will identify pet friendly shelter locations and provide emergency sheltering for pets during a disaster or emergency. They anticipate having technical large animal rescue capabilities as well.

    Name of Program: City of Saco CERT
    Geographic Area: City of Saco
    Point of Contact: Steven Boucouvalas
    Title: Saco Emergency Management Director
    Phone Number: 2072828201
    E-mail address: sboucouvalas@sacomaine.org
    Website address: http://www.sacomaine.org/
    Brief Description: Group has been trained and given assignments to assist local emergency management agency during coastal storms. Saco CERT has received additional training in sand bagging.

    Name of Program: Somerset County – Team Somerset
    Geographic Area: Somerset County, Skowhegan
    Point of Contact:
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 2074746788
    E-mail address: EmergencyManagement@SomersetCounty-ME.org
    Website address: http://www.SomersetCounty-ME.org
    Brief Description: A 7 member CERT Team formed and trained for County Wide Deployment upon request through the Somerset County Emergency Management Agency. This team will have the response capability with equipment to assist respective Incident Commanders to mitigate disaster response.

    Name of Program: Town of Mercer CERT
    Geographic Area: Somerset County/Town of Mercer
    Point of Contact: Robert Higgins
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 2074746788
    E-mail address: Robert.Higgins@SomersetCounty-ME.org
    Website address: http://www.SomersetCounty-ME.org
    Brief Description: The Town of Mercer has two trained teams that have completed CERT training and specialize in light search and rescue. The two teams provide response capacity throughout the county, region and state.

    Name of Program: York County CERT
    Geographic Area: York County, Maine
    Point of Contact: Bob Bohlmann
    Phone Number: 2073241578
    E-mail address: ema@co.york.me.us
    Website address: http://www.co.york.me.us/ema/

    Name of Program: Waterboro CERT #1
    Geographic Area: York County, Waterboro
    Point of Contact: Pamela L’Heureux
    Title: n/a
    Phone Number: 2072478888
    E-mail address: pampaul@sacoriver.net
    Brief Description: CERT TEAM with sign language capability.

    Name of Program: Caribou CERT
    Geographic Area: Caribou
    Point of Contact: Roy E. Woods
    Phone Number: 2074934215
    E-mail address: roywoods@maine.rr.com

    Name of Program: Hancock County EMCOMM (CERT/ARES)
    Geographic Area: Hancock County
    Point of Contact: Ralph Pinkham
    Phone Number: 2076678216
    E-mail address: ema@co.hancock.me.us

    Name of Program: Buckfield/Hartford/Sumner CERT
    Geographic Area: Buckfield/Hartford/Sumner
    Point of Contact: Scott Parker
    Phone Number: 2077436336
    E-mail address: oxctyema@megalink.net

    Name of Program: Kennebec County ARES
    Geographic Area: Kennebec County
    Point of Contact: Kelly Amoroso
    Phone Number: 2076248407
    E-mail address: kclepc@kennebecso.com

    Name of Program: Oxford County ARES
    Geographic Area: Oxford County
    Point of Contact: Scott Parker
    Phone Number: 2077436336
    E-mail address: oxctyema@megalink.net

    Name of Program: Penobscot County ARES
    Geographic Area: Penobscot County
    Point of Contact: Tom Robertson
    Phone Number: 2079454750
    E-mail address: ema@penobscot-county.net

    Name of Program: Waldo County ARES/RACES
    Geographic Area: Waldo County
    Point of Contact: Dale Rowley
    Phone Number: 2073383870
    E-mail address: emadirector@waldocountyme.gov

    Name of Program: Dirigo Search and Rescue
    Geographic Area: Penobscot County
    Point of Contact: Dave Martin
    Phone Number: 2078664384
    E-mail address: dsmartin@adelphia.net
    Brief Description: This trained team is a resource to local, county and state search and rescue response teams. It is increasing its membership to build capacity for pet rescue and emergency sheltering during an emergency or disaster.

    Name of Program: Waldo County Search and Rescue Team
    Geographic Area: Waldo County
    Point of Contact: Dale Rowley
    Phone Number: 2073383870
    E-mail address: emadirector@waldocountyme.gov

    Name of Program: Somerset County Animal Response Team (SCART)
    Geographic Area: Somerset County Area
    Point of Contact: Robert Higgins Sr.
    Phone Number: 2074746788
    E-mail address: robert.higgins@somersetcounty-me.org
    Website address: http://www.somersetcounty-me.org
    Brief Description: The county based response team will be CERT trained Animal (Large and Small) Response personnel to assist the County EMA and Incident Commanders when required for all-hazard events. This Team has two(2)objectives or goals. 1. To provide Animal Sheltering capability for Pet Friendly Shelters within the County Sheltering System. 2. To provide response capability to incidents that may involve asistance in dealing with animal handling and rescue efforts.

    Name of Program: Kennebec County Animal Response Team
    Geographic Area: Kennebec County
    Point of Contact: Kelly Amoroso
    Phone Number: 2076248407
    E-mail address: kclepc@kennebecso.com
    Brief Description: These CERT trained individuals assist emergency response workers with animal rescue and emergency pet sheltering.

    Name of Program: Jackman-Moose River CERT
    Geographic Area: Jackman/Moose River Region – Somerset County
    Point of Contact: Amy Cunningham
    Phone Number: 2074746788
    E-mail address: Amy.Cunningham@SomersetCounty-ME.org
    Website address: http://www.jackman.ws
    Brief Description: A nine (9) member team currently undergoing the initial modules of Training. Once completed with initial training for community response they will then specialize in Shelter Operations to assist a Shelter Manager for the Regional ARC Shelter when operational.

    Name of Program: Midcoast Search and Rescue
    Geographic Area: Midcoast Region
    Point of Contact: Clarence Spady
    Phone Number: 2077854931
    E-mail address: capimfotog@tidewater.net
    Brief Description: Provides Wilderness and US&R service in Midcoast Maine region. 20 member team consisting of WIFR’s to EMT-P, MASAR Quals.

    Name of Program: Oxford County Animal Response Team
    Geographic Area: Oxford County
    Point of Contact: Scott Parker
    Phone Number: 2077436336
    E-mail address: oxctyema@megalink.net
    Brief Description: Oxford County Animal Response Team (OXCART) members assist emergency response workers with animal rescue and emergency pet sheltering.

    Name of Program: Waldo County Pet Sheltering Team
    Geographic Area: Waldo County
    Point of Contact: Dale Rowley
    Phone Number: 2073383870
    E-mail address: emadirector@waldocountyme.gov
    Brief Description: These individuals manage the emergency pet shelter.

    Name of Program: York County Animal Response Team
    Geographic Area: York County
    Phone Number: 2073241578
    E-mail address: ema@co.york.me.us
    Brief Description: These CERT trained individuals assist emergency response workers with animal rescue and emergency pet sheltering.

    Name of Program: Somerset County – RACES/ARES/EMCOMM CERT
    Geographic Area: Somerset
    Point of Contact: Robert F Higgins Sr.
    Title: Director of Emergency Management
    Phone Number: 2074746788
    E-mail address: Robert.Higgins@SomersetCounty-ME.org
    Website address: http://www.SomersetCounty-ME.org
    Brief Description: This CERT team specializes in HAM radio communications. The team may be deployed to provide communication support to incident commanders. It supports the Somerset County Emergency Management Agency’s all hazard event response, emergency operations center, American Red Cross shelters, and is a liaison for other CERT teams working under the direction of the County EMA Director.

    Name of Program: Cumberland County ARES / RACES
    Geographic Area: Cumberland County
    Point of Contact: D. Brion Feeney
    Title: Planner
    Phone Number: 2078926785
    E-mail address: feeney@cumberlandcounty.org
    Brief Description: The team provides emergency communications and support services to the Cumberland County Emergency Management Agency Emergency Operations Center. They may be deployed to assist in field operations and to the American Red Cross shelters.

    Name of Program: Penobscot Animal Response Team
    Geographic Area: Penobscot County
    Point of Contact: Amy Gentle
    Phone Number: 2077353536
    E-mail address: amy.gentle@yahoo.com
    Website address: http://unknown
    Brief Description: Sheltering animals displaced by disaster.

    Name of Program: Androscoggin ARES/RACES
    Geographic Area: Androscoggin County
    Point of Contact: Joanne Potvin
    Phone Number:
    E-mail address: anem1@roadrunner.com
    Website address: http://www.w1npp.org/pages/aresraces.html
    Brief Description: Group provides emergency communications for local government agencies, especially the county’s Emergency Management Agency, during events and incidents.

    Name of Program: Peaks Island CERT
    Geographic Area: Peaks Island, Casco Bay
    Point of Contact: David Jackson
    Phone Number: 2078748415
    E-mail address: djj@Portlandmaine.gov
    Brief Description: The citizens of Peaks Island have embraced the CERT program with a tremendous amount of enthusiasm. They have been certified in CERT since 2005 and have expanded the role of their CERT team in their neighborhood. Their main goal is to be there to assist the emergency services on the island with many emergency situations as well as non emergent activities. They have become very proactive with public education and awareness.

    Name of Program: Androscoggin County CART
    Geographic Area: Androscoggin County
    Point of Contact: Andre Marquis
    Phone Number:
    E-mail address: anem3@roadrunner.com
    Website address: http://www.androscogginema.org

    Name of Program: Knox County ARES/RACES
    Geographic Area: Mid Coast Region
    Point of Contact: Scott Ewen
    Phone Number: 2075945155
    E-mail address: maplesugarman@gmail.com
    Brief Description: This CERT group supports emergency long range communication needs of the Knox County Emergency Management Agency and is available to assist other couties statewide. This team composed of members from the Penobscot Bay Amateur Radio Club.

    Name of Program: Cumberland County Community Animal Response Team (CART)
    Geographic Area: Cumberland County
    Point of Contact: James Budway
    Phone Number: 2078926785
    E-mail address: budway@cumberlandcounty.org
    Website address: http://www.cumberlandcounty.org/EMA
    Brief Description: The Cumberland County CART is a program started to assist Pet owners in time of emergencies. To set up an Emergency Shelter, adjacenet to Human Shelter, where Pets owners will be able to house/ and care for their animals during an emergency situation, with the assistance of the County CART.

    Name of Program: Androscoggin County Cert
    Geographic Area: Androscoggin County
    Point of Contact: Andre Marquis
    Phone Number:
    E-mail address: anem3@roadrunner.com
    Website address: http://www.androscogginema.org

    Name of Program: Franklin County CERT
    Geographic Area: Franlin County
    Point of Contact: Sylvia Yeaton
    Phone Number: 2077785892
    E-mail address: syeaton@fncome.com
    Website address: http://franklincountyema.org
    Brief Description: The Franklin County CERT is made up of volunteers with a variety of professional backgrounds and expertise. The team formed to volunteer for the Franklin County EMA. The goals of the team are to respond to emergencies when called out by the EMA director. The team recently responded to a call to assist furnishing firefighters with food and drink at a large fire. Members are preparing to assist the director in the upcoming 24 hour EOC exercise at the end of October. The other goal is to volunteer in the comunity. The team volunteered last year for a warming center at local churches. Members helped create activity boxes with materials to engage visitors in various activities while visiting the center. The CERT also volunteered to help at the center with registrations and meals. The CERT continues to grow in membership and dedication. We are taking many training opportunities so we can be better prepared to assist in setting up shelters and assiting the director when when needed.

    Name of Program: Lincoln County Animal Response Team
    Geographic Area: Tri-County area (Sagadahoc, Knox, Waldo)
    Point of Contact: Tim Pellerin
    Phone Number: 2078827559
    E-mail address: tpellerin@co.lincoln.me.us
    Brief Description: A group of trained person who are accessed by the EMA for animal response throughout Lincoln County. The members of local ACO’s, humane service workers, and first reponders.

    Name of Program: York County EMA Races/ARES Team
    Geographic Area: York County
    Phone Number: 2073241578
    E-mail address: ema@co.york.me.us
    Website address: http://www .yorkcountyme.gov
    Brief Description: The team provides ham radio support to the local communities and the Emergency Operations Center. The team responds to emergencies upon request from the EMA Director and provides direct on site communications. The provide shelter to EOC communications as required.

    Name of Program: Midcoast CERT/ARES
    Geographic Area: Midcoast
    Point of Contact: John Goran
    Phone Number: 2077250614
    E-mail address: tv3@brunswickme.org
    Brief Description: Midcoast CERT/ARES is a NIMS/ICS-compliant amateur radio communications and support team available to any community that requires emergency supplemental communications, or a CERT and/or ARES team for emergency operations. Team members are trained and certified in CERT and ARES procedures, light search-and-rescue, First Aid/CPR and emergency operations. The Team is a Brunswick (Maine) Fire Dept. asset. Requests for deployment must be made through the Town EMA Director/Fire Chief.

    Name of Program: Peaks Island CERT
    Geographic Area: Peaks Island
    Point of Contact: David Jackson
    Phone Number:
    E-mail address: djj165@aol.com
    Brief Description: Responsible for providing emergency preparedness, public education and emergency support for emergency personnel on Peaks Island, ME

    Name of Program: Lincoln County Search and Rescue
    Geographic Area: County
    Point of Contact: Tim Pellerin
    Phone Number: 2078827559
    E-mail address: tpellerin@co.lincoln.me.us
    Website address: http://lincolncountyema.org
    Brief Description: Search and Rescue ground team that is at the disposal of the County EMA and State based entities.

    Name of Program: Hancock Emergency Animal Response Team (HEART)
    Geographic Area: Hancock County
    Point of Contact: Ralph Pinkham
    Phone Number: 2076678216
    E-mail address: ema@co.hancock.me.us
    Website address: http://www.co.hancock.me.us/EMA
    Brief Description: The function of the CART shall be to assist the public in providing safe shelter of pets in a time of disaster/emergency by addressing the needs of individuals with household pets and service animals, not to include exotic pets or livestock at this time.

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