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Emergency Management

Sharon Merrill is Waterford's EMA Director

Oxford County EMA • Maine EMA

2009 Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)
Word File (55 pages)

Waterford, Maine Emergency Operations Plan

The Waterford Board of Selectmen shall have the power and authority to issue a proclamation that an emergency exists under the conditions specified in Title 37-B M.R.S.A. sec. 742. The proclamation may declare the fact that an emergency exists in any or all sections of the Municipality. A copy of such a proclamation shall be filed within twenty-four (24) hours with the Town Clerk.

  1. Notwithstanding the above, when consultation with the Board of Selectmen would result in a substantial delay in an effective response in alleviating or preventing an emergency or disaster, the First Selectman is authorized to take whatever actions are necessary to prevent the loss of life and property in the Town of Waterford.
  2. Whereas, the Board of Selectmen is charged with the responsibility for the well being of citizens within said. Town; and
  3. Whereas, the Board of Selectmen is in session only at special times, and when the First Selectmen is not available, they have empowered the Waterford Emergency Management Director with the authority to proclaim an emergency state for or within the said Town should it exist.
  4. The Waterford Emergency Operations Plan shall be the Town's governing document for emergency response and recovery by all municipal organizations. An emergency situation shall be defined as an event that threatens the life, safety, and property of the residents or visitors of Waterford or destruction of the environment.


The Emergency Checklist Plan for the Town of Waterford has been approved.