Town of Scarborough
Emergency Management Agency
B. Michael Thurlow, Director
Response begins as soon as a disaster is detected or threatens. It
involves mobilizing and positioning emergency equipment; getting people
out of danger; providing needed food, water, shelter and medical
services; and bringing damaged services and systems back on line. Local
responders, government agencies and private organizations take action.
Sometimes the destruction goes beyond local and state capabilities.
That's when federal help is needed as well.
When the state and local governments are overwhelmed by a disaster,
they make a request for federal aid through a Presidential disaster or
emergency declaration. Typically, federal assistance is financial.
However, the federal government may be asked to mobilize resources from
any number of federal agencies to participate in the response.
In the Town of Scarborough, the initial response is conducted by the
various Public Safety departments of the town. The Scarborough Emergency
Management Agency gets involved when an incident requires additional
resources from other local, state, or federal agencies.
If You Require
Call 911 from any
address in Scarborough
Effective January 24, 2001 the E-911 interface was completed in the
Town of Scarborough. The Scarborough Public Safety Communications
Center is one of approximately 50 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAP's)
statewide. The enhanced 911 system is designed so that any phone
number can be coded by the telephone company so that when 911 is dialed
from that phone it is automatically routed to the proper public safety
agency that serves that address. That means that no matter what
exchange your phone number begins with (883, 885, 774, 799, 839, etc.)
you can dial 911 from any address in Scarborough and the call will
arrive in our dispatch center.
In addition to routing the calls to the right agency, the software
will display address and phone number information to assist the
emergency dispatchers send you the assistance you need in the shortest
Please remember that 911 is
Police, Fire, and Rescue emergencies only.
Please do not use 911 for routine business calls, directions, or
other non-emergency requests. Those calls should be directed to
the following non-emergency business phone numbers:
|Fire or Rescue business
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