Thursday, November 5
6:30 – 8:00 pm
It’s essential for everyone to know how to be proactive, what to expect in the aftermath of a crisis, and the importance of individual and community resilience before and after disaster hits. Wherever you live, there are things you can do on a personal level—neighbors helping neighbors. Learn how federal, state, and local governments prepare for disaster and what you can do to help yourself, your family and your neighbors. Chief Thurlow’s 44+ year career with the Scarborough Fire Department has developed his expertise in crisis response and disaster preparedness. The Chief’s overview will last an hour and will be followed by a Q&A with the audience.
Fire Chief B. Michael Thurlow is a life-long Scarborough resident who graduated from Scarborough High School and attended Southern Maine Community College. He followed in the footsteps of his grandfather and uncles by joining the Scarborough Fire Department as soon as he was old enough at the age of 16. Michael has served as a member of the Pine Point fire company for nearly 45 years. He was appointed the Town's part-time Emergency Management Director in 1980, a position he has held for 40 years. Four days after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in 2001 Michael was appointed as Scarborough's career Fire Chief. Michael is married to his wife of 33 years Malvina, and they have a son, Michael, who was the 4th generation of the family to serve on the fire department, and now serves as a career Scarborough Police Officer.
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