Cert Team

Searsport Emergency Management




Searsport will be a disaster-resistant town that mitigates potential disasters and emergencies by

preparing the town residents and first responders who can then respond quickly and effectively and

to recover from such disasters and emergencies quickly and efficiently.

                       Mission Statement

The mission of the Searsport Office of Emergency Management is to:

• Plan and prepare for disasters and emergencies that could happen in the town of Searsport.
• To coordinate with mutual aid partners and the Waldo County Emergency Management Agency

   when resource needs exceed those available in town.
• Support the Waldo County Emergency Management Agency and neighboring towns in responding

   to regional disasters and emergencies.

• Better prepare town residents, town officials, and volunteers for potential disasters and emergencies.
• Better prepare residents and businesses within Searsport for potential disasters and emergencies.
• Mitigate effects of potential disasters caused by natural, man-made and technological hazards, as well

   as various factors that influence the exposure and vulnerability of our community.






A Call to Serve


Searsport town Emergency Management Agency and the Towns Public Safety office is calling for volunteers to establish a town Community Emergency Response Team.


The CERT Program educates people about disaster preparedness and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, and disaster medical operations. Using their training, CERT volunteers can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an emergency and can take a more active role in preparing their community.


CERT volunteers receive free training through a basic 21 hour-course.


With additional training in monthly continuing education sessions.


Be Involved


After joining the Searsport CERT, volunteers will have opportunities to participate in disaster exercises, promote emergency preparedness at community events, and respond to disasters in coordination with emergency responders in Searsport.


Applications are available on our website or at the Searsport town office; 1 Union St.


Searsport, Maine. 04974


For further information, email ema@searsport.maine.gov or contact Paul Biddle EMA director on 207-930-0749


Click on this link to sign up for the
Maine Government Citizen Alert System

Both E-mail and text alert updates are available

Maine now offers citizen alerts through Twitter, a service that allows for sending and receiving short messages using the web, instant messaging, or telephone messaging. You can view the current citizen alerts by visiting the Maine government Twitter Page; if you sign up for a free account you can also receive the alerts via SMS on your telephone, or in your instant messaging account.

Alerts using RSS are also available

Some of the types of alerts that might be issued through this system should an urgent event occur:

  •     Amber/Kidnapping Alerts 
  •     Severe storm warnings/bulletins 
  •     Statewide government office closings 
  •    Homeland security 
  •    Health epidemic or threat to public health

Searsport CERT

Meets Thursdays at the Searsport Public Safety Building
Last updated 6/15/2023