MARCH 2018
MCEM Monthly Newsletter
Multnomah County Office of Emergency Management, MCEM, compiles this monthly email to provide information related to emergency management activities across Multnomah County and beyond.

This is our new newsletter format. Based on your feedback, this format may change. Please submit suggestions for improvement to Robert Quinn .
Community members engaged in mapping discussion
Next Quarterly Emergency Management Meeting
The next Quarterly Emergency Management meeting will take place May 22, 2018, 9:30-11:30 am.

Please submit agenda items to Alice Busch .

We are looking for a host. Read more
This new series put together by FEMA and other partners features talks by disaster experts. Learn More
Emergency Management Volunteer and Internship Application
Join our team as one of our Community Outreach Assistants Volunteers! Apply to become an intern or volunteer with Multnomah County Office of Emergency Management.


Please help us provide a warm welcome to our newest team member, Robert Quinn.
Robert has joined us as the Training and Exercise Coordinator after spending the past three years with the Indiana Department of Homeland Security. Robert began his emergency management career in the Indiana State Emergency Operations Center as a Watch Desk Officer. He was later promoted to the Domestic Security Planner, managing preparedness duties for man-made hazards within the Division of Planning & Assessment Division. He later managed the statewide continuity of operations program as the State Continuity Program Director. During his time in Indiana, Robert had the opportunity to present in front of the United States Congressional School Safety Caucus at the United States Capitol Building, discussing the school safety efforts being completed by the State of Indiana. Robert earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the Ball State University in Indiana. He was born and raised in the United Kingdom, and moved during grade school with his family to the United States. Email:  Desk phone:  503-988-8632  Cell phone:  503-307-4129
Events & Workshops
  • March 14, Portland, OR. 8:30am-12:00pm. Breaking the Cycle of Stress: Stress & Resilience Skills for the Government Workforce. $80 fee for training.  Register here 
  • March 21-23, Bend, OR. 2018 Department of Justice Organized Crime Conference. Cost of conference is $205, attendance is limited.  Flyer & registration form.
  • April 25-29, Los Angeles, CA: Eleventh National Conference on Earthquake Engineering – integrating science, engineering, & policy. Hosted by the Earthquake Engineering Institute (EERI), over 1200 presentations over the four day period.  Conference Program & Registration 
  • May 9-10, Tillamook, OR: Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Grant Workshop. This is a two-day workshop that takes you through the life cycle of a Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grant from proposal to closeout. Any and all interested persons are welcome! Full agenda will be available closer to the event and will be sent to those who have RSVP’d. RSVP by sending email to angie.lane@state.or.usFlyer here. 
Training Opportunities

  • March 13, 2018, Grants Pass, OR: L0489 Management of Spontaneous Volunteers in Disasters – recommended attendance in conjunction with L0288 Local Volunteer and Donations Management. Click here to register.
  • March 14, 2018, 10am-11am, Webinar: FirstNet - Onramp for First Responder Apps (co-hosted by the NISC and CA Technologies. Click here to register.
  • March 14-15, 2018, Grants Pass, OR: L0288 Local Volunteer and Donations Management – recommended attendance in conjunction with L0489 Management of Spontaneous Volunteers in Disasters. Click here to register.
  • March 15, Aurora Airport, OR. Stop the Bleed, Bleeding Control Basic (BCon) Course. Contact if interested.  Flyer here.
  • March 19-20, 2018: Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication (CERC), presented by the Oregon Health Authority. This class introduces health communicators to principles and tools to support effective communication during a public health crisis. Click here to register.
  • March 19-22, Redmond, OR: L0950 All-Hazards Incident Commander – Register here (click here for password).
  • March 22, 2018, Woodburn, OR: AWR-319 Leveraging Tools for Conducting Damage Assessments. Click here to register.
  • March 26-27, 2018, Vancouver, WA: ICS-300 – Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents. Click here for more information Contact Monique Rabideau at 360-905-2198 to apply. 
  • March 27-29, Portland, OR:  L0550 Continuity of Operations (COOP) Planning Program Manager Course. Flyer here.
  • April 11-12, Salem, OR:  MGT-317 Disaster Management for Public Services.* Flyer here.
  • April 16-17, Salem, OR:  MGT-341 Disaster Preparedness for Hospitals & Healthcare Organizations within the Community Infrastructure.* Flyer here.
  • April 16-19, Redmond, OR: L0973 All-Hazards Finance Section Chief – Register here (click here for password).
  • April 18-19, Wilsonville, OR.  MGT-345 Disaster Management for Electric Power Systems.* Flyer here.
  • April 20-22, 2018, Eugene, OR: L0428 CERT Train the Trainer. To register, email:
  • April 23-24, Salem, OR:  MGT-343 Disaster Management for Water and Wastewater Utilities.* Flyer here.
  • April 24-25, 2018, Eugene, OR: L0146 Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Program (HSEEP). To register, email:
  • April 24-26, Redmond, OR: MGT-345 EOC Operations and Planning for All-Hazards – Register here (click here for password).
  • May 21-22, Vancouver, WA:  ICS-400 Advanced ICS for Command and General Staff.  Course information and registration  You may sign up for the course without an account from WA State EM; make sure you have prerequisites complete as certificated must be loaded into system at registration. 
  • May 21-24, 2018, Salem, OR: L0953 NIMS ICS All-Hazards Public Information Officer Train-the-Trainer. To register, email application package (see announcement) to: This is a Train-the-Trainer course for qualified Public Information Officers that wish to become an instructor. See announcement for qualifications.

* Registration is limited to the first 35 individuals for these 4 classes; please email your interest to Shannon Marheine at the Oregon Department of Justice - Oregon TITAN Fusion Center (OTFC) as soon as possible. Email: , Phone:  503-934-2022 . Please include your organization, job title, and FEMA SID number.
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