MAINE HOUSE REPUBLICANS URGE THE GOVERNOR TO FOLLOW THE ADVICE OF THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
Following the appeals of U.S. citizens and organizations throughout the country, and the Maine House Republicans, the United States Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has revised its guidance of critical infrastructure to include the firearms industry as part of the Essential Critical Infrastructure.
LAW ENFORCEMENT, PUBLIC SAFETY, AND OTHER FIRST RESPONDERS
• Public, private, and voluntary personnel (front line and management) in emergency management, law enforcement, fire and rescue services, emergency medical services, and private security, to include public and private hazardous material responders, air medical service providers (pilots and supporting technicians), corrections, and search and rescue personnel.
• 911 call center employees and Public Safety Answering Points who can’t perform their duties remotely.
• Fusion Center employees.
• Workers – including contracted vendors — who maintain, manufacture, or supply equipment and services supporting law enforcement emergency service and response operations (to include electronic security and life safety security personnel).
• Workers supporting the manufacturing of safety equipment and uniforms for law enforcement, public safety personnel, and first responder.
• Workers supporting the operation of firearm or ammunition product manufacturers, retailers,importers, distributors, and shooting ranges.
• Public agency workers responding to abuse and neglect of children, elders, and dependent adults.
• Workers who support weather disaster / natural hazard mitigation and prevention activities.
• Security staff to maintain building access control and physical security measures.