The Fire Department is also responsible for Emergency Management within the city. The Fire Chief serves as the EMA director and is responsible for organizing and instituting the city’s all hazards emergency plan. This plan dictates our preplanning activities, response and mitigation efforts.
In the past few years we have involved numerous other city departments to help us with this mission. The Emergency Management Leadership Team was formed and is comprised of Police, Fire, Public Works, Transportation, Finance and our Parks and Recreation departments. A great example of this teamwork is the ability of our Parks Department to manage our community shelter at the Recreation Center on Nelson Road
The Department has taken an aggressive approach to confront all of the hazards located within the city. With the cooperation of our industrial partners, as well as the Maine Emergency
Management Agency we have designed and instituted plans as well as conducted many training exercises.
For more information on how to prepare you, your family, and your home please use the links below to check out the following sites:
- South Portland Shelter Information
- Maine Prepares
- Cumberland County Emergency Management Agency (CCEMA)
- Maine Emergency Management Agency(MEMA)
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
- National Hurricane Center