JUNE 2018 multco.us/em
Multnomah County Office of Emergency Management 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.
Resilience Workshop

On May 2nd, 2018, Multnomah County Emergency Management hosted a Resilience Workshop that gathered over 50 local, state and federal partners to discuss hazard risks and mitigation in the Cities of Gresham, Troutdale, Wood Village, and Fairview, and in unincorporated areas of the county.

Spring Transportation EM Exercise

The Department of Community Services Transportation Division conducted a functional exercise based on elem ents of the Road and Bridge Inspection Plan. The Plan focuses on post-disaster inspection of County managed roads and bridges and is an integral part of post-disaster situational awareness and damage assessment. 

Next Quarterly Emergency Management Meeting

UPDATE - DATE CHANGE: The next Quarterly Emergency Management meeting will take place June 20, 2018, 9:00-11:30 a.m. at the University of Portland.

Please submit agenda items to Alice Busch (alice.busch@multco.us) .
Eagle Creek Fire response team members with Commissioner Lori Stegmann
The Eagle Creek Fire emergency response team received the Outstanding Team Achievement Award at the County Employee Recognition Award Ceremony!
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.

The Statewide ARES simulated emergency test was featured in the news! Read more
Events & Workshops
  •  June 13, 9:00am-noon, Clackamas, OR:  Oregon’s Regional Resiliency Assessment Kick Off Planning Meeting. No reservations required – hear from state and federal partners about the R-RAP from the data collection to the analysis and timelines.  Flyer here. 

  • June 13, 2:00pm-4:00pm, Portland:  FireWindWater! Lessons from the 2017 Hurricanes and Wildfires. The RDPO invites First Responders and other Subject Matter Experts to contribute to a moderated panel discussion and share their experiences, findings, and applicable lessons.  Event information and registration.  

  • June 18-20, Seattle, WA:  Climate Resilience, Energy Justice, and Security: The Renewable Energy Transformation. Strengthening communities through developing alternative energy sources can contribute to resilience and response to shocks to our systems. This 3-day short course will examine how we can address challenges to resilience on a global scale, by drawing on research from around the world and lessons from recent disasters.  Information and Registration.

  • June 20, 9:00am-3:oopm, Portland, OR: Structural Seismic Rehabilitation Training. This informational training will cover Engineering Requirements, Benefit Cost Analysis, and the Grant Application Process. The training is free, but registration by June 15, 2018, is required. More info here. Register here.

  • June 21-22, Portland: 2018 PI Works Conference, hosted by IAP2 Cascade Chapter. The conference will focus on how to proactively remove barriers and create a more diverse community, and will bring together experts, community members directly affected by hot-topic issues, and public participation professionals. Register here.

  • June 25-29, Los Angeles, CA: 11th 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.

  • July 8-11, Broomfield, CO: 43rd Annual Natural Hazards Workshop, with the program focusing on this year's theme "Twenty Questions: Looking for Answers to Reduce Disaster Risk." Registration is now open and will be on a first-come, first-served basis and space is limited. Click here for more information. Register here.

  • September 17-19, Skamania Lodge, Stevenson, WA. Save the Date! Join the Oregon Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network (ORWARN) for their 2018 conference where national, regional, state and local experts will share steps utilities can take to prepare for major emergencies or hazardous events.  Flyer here.
Training Opportunities

  • June 6, Webinar: Emotional Intelligence tips and strategies for first responders. Presented by the International Public Safety Association, this webinar is free for members. 10am-11am. Register here.

  •  June 6, 8:30am-5:00pm, Portland, OR:  PER-304 Social Media for Natural Disaster Response and Recovery. Free!  This course provides an introduction to the concepts of social media and provides hands on training using Facebook and Twitter. The course also covers policy issues to consider in managing social media in a public agency setting.  Register here.

  • June 7, Salem, OR: AWR-362 Flooding Hazards Science and Preparedness. Learn about the current science behind the causes of floods, flood forecasting, risk assessment, and best practices for preparation and mitigation. Flyer here. Register here.

  • June 7 & June 8, Salem, OR: FEMA P-50 and FEMA P-50-1 , Simplified Seismic Assessment and Retrofit Guidelines for Detached, Single-Family, Wood-Frame Dwellings. To register for the June 7 training, click here. To register for the June 8 training, click here. For questions or additional information, please contact Althea Rizzo.

  •  June 12, McMinnville: G0191 Incident Command System (ICS)/Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Interface. Register here.

  • June 19-20, Roseburg, OR: ICS-400 Advanced Incident Command System (ICS) for Complex Incidents. To Register: Submit your completed FEMA 119-25-1 form to your state’s training officer (See announcement for training officer contact).

  • June 22, Canyonville, OR.  DHS Active Shooter Preparedness Workshop. Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians, The Oregon Tribal Coalition and the National Protection and Programs Directorate Office of Infrastructure Protection, within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, are hosting a one-day Security Workshop to enhance awareness of, and response to, an active shooter event.  Click here to view flyer. 

  • June 25-26, Newport, OR:  ICS-300 for Expanding Incidents.  Register here. 

  • June 26-27, Pendleton, OR: G0318 Mitigation for Local Governments. Register here. Flyer here.

  • July 31-Aug 2, Eugene, OR: PER-346 Surveillance Detection. Register here. Use your FEMA SID and password to login. Flyer here.

  • August 3, Eugene, OR: AWR-348 Bombing Prevention Awareness. Register here. Use your FEMA SID and password to login. Flyer here.

  • August 14, Portland, OR: AWR-348 Bombing Prevention Awareness. Register here. Use your FEMA SID and password to login. Flyer here.

  • August 15, Portland, OR: PER-339 IED Search Procedures. Register here. Use your FEMA SID and password to login. Flyer here.

  • August 16, Portland, OR: PER-312 Vehicle Borne IED Detection. Register here. Use your FEMA SID and password to login. Flyer here.

  • September 20, 8am-12:30pm, Portland, OR: Emergency/Disaster Deployment Basics. This course will prepare individuals who are interested in performing volunteer operations for the county during local emergencies or disasters for being deployed by the Multnomah County Office of Emergency Management. Students will build an understanding of emergency management operations, the Incident Command System (ICS), disaster environments, expectations of disaster service workers, and their safety and well-being during deployment. County staff can register via the Countywide Training Calendar. All others, please email Robert Quinn (robert.quinn@multco.us).
Click the button below to see a list of available EM positions.
Bicyclists crossing the Hawthorne Bridge in celebration of Bike Month in May.
Many thanks to REMTEC and Kori Nobel for compiling many of the events, trainings, and job items listed in this newsletter.
Have something you'd like to include in one of our future newsletters? We'd love to hear from you! To have your upcoming trainings, exercises, events, or other announcements added, please reach out to Robert Quinn ( robert.quinn@multco.us ).