Pamela L’Heureux

Pamela L’Heureux is married to husband, Paul, has 2 grown children and 2 grandchildren. She retired from Verizon Communications after 30 years service; the last 15 years were spent in management. Mrs. L’Heureux has been active in emergency management since assuming the position of the Town of Waterboro’s Director of Emergency Management in 1991 and continues to hold the position. She is a volunteer for York County Emergency Management Agency (Maine) and has been since 1994. Upon her retirement from Verizon in 2002, she assumed the role of assistant emergency management director at York County Emergency Management Agency. Her duties include but are not limited to: emergency management planning including the pandemic influenza coordinator for the county, exercise coordinator, hospital disaster planning group chair, instructor for FEMA courses including ICS, CERT, NIMS, Hazmat and all hazards planning. She is a reservist for FEMA and deploys when requested as a long –term recovery specialist. She has actively participated in more than 20 disasters. She is in her 21st year as a volunteer fire fighter and is in her fifth term as a Board member of the York County Fire Fighter Association. Mrs.  L’Heureux is an EMAP assessor and has participated in 11 assessments.

Presently, Mrs. L’Heureux is the immediate Past President for IAEM-USA (International Association of Emergency Managers). She also serves as the IAEM global board Director. She is the Maine Association of Local Emergency Managers (MALEM) first President. She serves as a member of the United Nation’s advisory board (ISDR) International Strategy for Disaster Reduction.

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