We hope that the information contained within this site will help guide you in preparing for and surviving through an extreme event.

The purpose of the Emergency Management Agency is to create, review and update emergency operation plans for extreme events that occur in our area.  Some of the plans include warming and cooling centers, weather events, pandemic events, evacuation, and transportation.  Having this information available to our citizens, businesses, and guests will help to keep them informed and safe.

We provide information before an event to let you know what the event is and what to expect during and after the event. Information will be provided during the event as much as possible, and post event will include information on what happened, guidance towards resources and assistance to everyone to return things back to as close as normal as possible.

The five phases of emergency management are prevention, mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. Having coordinated and planned responses to extreme events helps keep everyone informed and safe. Please take the time to review the information on this site so that you can use it when the time comes. On this site, you can find information on state and federal resources, as well as a document with information compiled from those resources.

If you have any questions, feel free to email us or message us on Facebook.


Todd Perreault
EMA Director
Town of Bridgton

In the case of an emergency, dial 911

Related Resources

Cumberland County Emergency Management Agency (CCEMA) – CCEMA supports the disaster preparedness of our county; communication and coordination of emergency services before, during, and after a disaster; development of contingency and preparedness plans; and providing education on how to prepare for and reduce the effects of disasters.

Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) – MEMA’s goal is to lessen the effects of disaster on the lives and property of the people of the State through leadership, coordination and support in the four phases of emergency management.

American Red Cross (ARC) – Today, in addition to domestic disaster relief, the American Red Cross offers compassionate services in five other areas: community services that help the needy; support and comfort for military members and their families; the collection, processing and distribution of lifesaving blood and blood products; educational programs that promote health and safety; and international relief and development programs.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) – The primary mission of FEMA is to reduce the loss of life and property and protect the Nation from all hazards, including natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters, by leading and supporting the Nation in a risk-based, comprehensive emergency management system of preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation.

Ready – Ready is a national public service campaign designed to educate and empower the American people to prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to promote preparedness through public involvement. Ready asks individuals to do four things: (1) Stay informed about the different types of emergencies that could occur and their appropriate responses. (2) Make a family emergency plan. (3) Build an emergency supply kit. (4) Get involved in your community by taking action to prepare for emergencies.

EMA: Public Education Videos

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Bridgton’s shelter locations: https://vimeo.com/833296394

Emergency preparedness: https://vimeo.com/834763397

Evacuation procedures: https://vimeo.com/836518996

Bridgton’s C-POD locations: https://vimeo.com/836526740

The recovery phase of emergency management: https://vimeo.com/836897489

Emergency power options: https://vimeo.com/836900293