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.
FEMA Exercise Development & Design Support Opportunity

Over the past two years, the FEMA National Exercise Program (NEP) has assisted over 160 state, local, and private organizations design, conduct, and evaluate exercises. Their support, which is to the level requested/identified by you, comes with experienced staff to assist before, during, or after an exercise.

The NEP is currently accepting applications for exercise assistance. We encourage everyone to review the ‘ NEP 2018-2019 Fact Sheet ’ through the link below to gain additional program information. Please reach out to the County Training & Exercise Coordinator, Robert Quinn , with specific questions.
Transportation Decision Support Webpage

The National Weather Service has released a new weather tool for Department of Transportation decision makers--and anyone else--to stay informed about weather conditions.
Community Outreach Preparedness Advocates Join Our Team

Eight new Preparedness Advocates have joined MCEM as on-call staff to deliver emergency preparedness trainings in their native language, insure that messages are culturally appropriate, and to be part of response efforts during future disaster operations.
Recommended Read

New Transportation Division Road Maintenance Manager

James Turner comes to Multnomah County from a position with Pacific Architects and Engineers supporting the National Science Foundation research objectives for the United States Antarctic Program, where he administered a team of 40 heavy equipment operators, crane operators, and blasters to assure station maintenance and world class science objectives were met.

Previous to that he has worked for the United States Air Force, and on road repairs and snow removal operations in North Carolina.

James will be located in the Yeon Building and can be reached at . Welcome, James!
Events & Workshops
  • December 6, 10-11am. A Culture of Preparedness: Federal, State, and Local Training Resources (webinar). Register here.
  • December 13, 9am-12pm, Lakewood, WA: Using Drones to Detect Damage to BridgesRegister here.
Training & Exercise Opportunities

  • December 6-7, Eugene, OR: Rail Safety and Hazmat Emergency Response Training. FREE! To register and for more info: Dec. 6 full daytime session - click here. Dec. 6 condensed evening session - click here. Dec. 7 full daytime session - click here.

  • December 10-14, Salem, OR: L0110 National Emergency Management Basic Academy Train-the-Trainer. Flyer here. Applications are due by Nov. 8.

  • January 15-16, Lincoln County: MGT-905 ICS 400 Advanced Incident Command System for Command And General Staff – Complex Incidents. See the flyer for more info. Register here.

  • February 4-7, Salem, OR: MGT906 Incident Command System (ICS) Curricula, Train-the-Trainer (L0449). Applications due by January 3, 2019. To apply, complete the application package listed in the flyer and submit to

  • February 11-15, Portland, OR: L0388 Advanced Public Information Officer. The application packet, including certificates for all prerequisite courses, is due to Dan Douthit by December 20, 2018. Announcement here.
Click the button below to see a list of available EM positions.
The annual Winter Weather Kickoff meeting with regional partners.
Many thanks to REMTEC and Daniel Nibouar 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 ( ).

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