Poland Emergency Shelter Information

The Emergency Shelter for the Town of Poland is located at the Poland Community School. The shelter is capable of handling as many as 150 people in an emergency.

The shelter has emergency power, and cooking capability. Operation of the shelter will be managed by shelter volunteers who are trained by the American Red Cross.

Volunteers are always needed. If you would like to volunteer to help during an emergency, call the Poland Town Office at (207) 998-4601 and leave a message for Director Wayne Cotterly.

Directions to the Shelter


Poland Community School
1250 Maine Street (Rt. 26)
Poland, ME 04274

From Auburn: Take Rt. 100 to Rt. 122 West and follow it until you reach the end at Rt. 26. Turn right onto Rt. 26 North, and proceed approximately 4.5 miles. The Poland Community School is located just beyond the Town Office, and will be on your right.

From Gray: Take Rt. 26 North. The Poland Community School will be located approximately 5 miles on your right, just beyond the Poland Town Office.

From Oxford: Take Rt. 26 South, from the junction of Rt. 11 and Rt. 26, the Poland Community School is located approximately 2 miles down Rt. 26 on your left.

From Casco: Take Rt. 11 North until you reach the junction of Rt. 26. Turn right onto Rt. 26 South, and proceed approximately 2 miles south on Rt. 26. The Poland Community School will be on your left.

Poland Community School Shelter

The Poland Community School is a structure that spans 24,864 square feet, and has a maximum shelter capacity of 500 people. The shelter will be used in the event of a town wide emergency or disaster. It's building, grounds, and equipment will be made available to the Poland E.M.A. and/or the American Red Cross upon request of the Town Manager.

The Town of Poland has agreed to adopt the American Red Cross procedures and policies for operation of the shelter. If emergency sheltering is required, proceed to the front door of the building. Space is available in the parking lot for your vehicle. Upon entering the building, you will be greeted by American Red Cross volunteers, and will be required to register your family. This information includes:

Other services that may be available:

What You Should Bring To The Shelter:

You should bring the following items to the shelter:

What You Cannot Bring To The Shelter:

Remember, shelter living is not private, it is recommended that you leave valuables locked up, and not brought into the shelter. You may be living with several hundred other people, and be required to share resources. Please be patient with the volunteer staff. They will be doing their best to serve everyone.

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