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Posted on: April 21, 2015

Cumberland County Emergency Management Agency Nationally Recognized

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Cumberland County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) has received national recognition from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Emergency Management, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness & Response as the recipient of the 2015 Outstanding Medical Reserve Corps Housing Organization. Cumberland County EMA was selected from nearly one thousand Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Housing Agencies for this recognition.

The 2015 Outstanding Medical Reserve Corps Housing Organization Award honors the MRC Housing Organization that has served as an exemplary host agency to their MRC and has successfully supported, advocated on behalf and helped integrate the MRC into their local community’s public health and preparedness infrastructure.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Division of the Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps (DCVMRC) strives to recognize members of the growing Medical Reserve Corps network on a regular basis, both formally and informally.

“We know that it is the MRC volunteers and leaders, as well as the housing and partner organizations, and other key stakeholders, who have helped build and sustain the MRC program as we know it,” said Jim Budway, Cumberland County Emergency Management Agency Director. “For that, they are most worthy of being recognized. Our annual recognition awards allow DCVMRC to formally acknowledge those that go above and beyond every day to further the MRC mission and we are grateful for the partnership.”

The Cumberland County Emergency Management Agency was nominated for the award by Jared McCannell, the Volunteer Management Coordinator for the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Office of the Maine CDC.

For more information, please contact Jim Budway, Cumberland County Emergency Management Agency Director, at 207-892-6785.

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