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Deadline to register for preparedness conference is April 16

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AUGUSTA, Maine — Participant registration will close at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, for the fifth annual Maine Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference. The conference will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, April 23-24, at Augusta Civic Center.

Attendance is free to all participants but pre-registration is requested to account for meals and materials. Register online  at https://www.regonline.com/partners2013 

The Conference will feature keynote talks from:

  • Day One: Two Newtown, Conn., police officers speaking about the Sandy Hook Elementary School coordinated response.
  •  Day Two: a panel of Mainers who deployed to assist with Sandy storm recovery in New York and New Jersey.
  • Registration is required to attend either keynote session
  • Other highlights: Hazardous materials response workshops; Hazmat Team Challenge; and six tracks of a wide range of emergency management workshops, including tracks on hazmat, schools, communities and home and family.
  •  Full agenda available at http://www.maine.gov/mema/prepare/conference/conference_schedule_2013.pdf

The Maine Partners in Emergency Preparedness Conference is a partnership among the [State Emergency Response Commission](http://www.maine.gov/mema/serc), [The Maine Emergency Management Agency](http://www.maine.gov/mema) and the Maine Association of Local Emergency Managers (MALEM).