The Emergency Management division is responsible for preparing town officials and our townspeople for disasters, whether they are natural or man made. In order to accomplish this mission, the Emergency Management division has four major focuses: Preparedness, Response, Recovery, and Mitigation. The Town of Cape Elizabeth’s unique landscape, weather, and events present numerous challenges which have to be planned for in advance.

Examples of pre-planned incidents are:

  • Winter Storms
  • Tropical Storms/Hurricanes
  • Shelters
  • Beach to Beacon Road Race

This division is led by the town’s EMA Director, which is an appointed position under the Fire Chief and is assisted by an Assistant EMA Director.


Shore Road at Pond Cove – St. Patricks Day Storm – April 16th, 2007


Fire-Police Unit

Fire-Police Officers assist the Police and Fire Departments with traffic and crowd control at emergency scenes.

The Fire-Police Unit also assists with parades and special details


The Cape Elizabeth Fire Police has 15 regular members who provide traffic and crowd control services at our emergency scenes. Their duties include performing road closures, traffic and crowd control at public events, parade details, and road races. This unit meets once a month and trains on a regular basis.

Yearly Scheduled Events:

  • Memorial Day Parade
  • Pond Cove 5K Road Race
  • Family Fun Day Parade
  • Cape Elizabeth Strawberry Festival
  • Beach to Beacon Road Race
  • Tri for a Cure Triathlon
  • CELT Tri for Preservation
  • Maine Running Company Turkey Trot 5K
  • Maine Running Company Mid-Winter Classic 10 Mile Road Race


Special Events:

  • 2012 Presidential Motorcade Detail – South Portland