APRIL 2019 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 the County and beyond.
If your home doesn't ignite, it can't burn: a video from the National Fire Protection Association.
Wildfire Safety

With wildfire seasons lengthening and fires igniting earlier in the season , now is a good time to assess your home and community for wildfire risk and to prepare. Check out these resources below to learn more and to get prepared:

Financial Capability Month

April is National Financial Capability Month. Each week throughout April, FEMA’s Ready Campaign is hosting social media events to talk about planning, budgeting, saving money for disasters and emergencies and the importance of insurance coverage.
Oregon Post-Wildfire Flood Playbook released

The Oregon Post-Wildfire Flood Playbook serves as a guide to help local governments, emergency and floodplain managers, and mitigation planners address increased flood risk and debris flows that can occur after large wildfires, and may be a valuable resource to affected communities who need to navigate the complex web of federal and state programs and agencies.
Next Quarterly Emergency Management Meeting

The next Quarterly Emergency Management meeting will take place April 23, 2019, 9:00-11:30 a.m. at Gresham City Hall's Conference Center ( 1333 NW Eastman Pkwy, Gresham, OR 97030).

Please submit agenda items to Alice Busch ( alice.busch@multco.us ) .
Water Storage and Treatment Tips

Your disaster preparedness kit contains water--but is that water stored properly? Read this article for water storage and treatment information.
OEMA Annual Conference
Eugene, OR
October 8-10, 2019

The theme of this year’s conference is  critical infrastructure .
The Conference Planning Committee is soliciting submissions for first-rate presentations on the newest and best practices in all phases of emergency management. Please consider sharing your expertise and knowledge!
The deadline for submitting applications is May 1 . Find an application and more info here . Registration for the conference opens June 1.
Upcoming TIP Training

The Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) is recruiting volunteers in the
Multnomah, Clackamas and Clark
Counties to serve on their team.

What is a TIP volunteer?
TIP Volunteers are called by local police, fire, medical and hospital personnel to respond to scenes of sudden or unexpected death (natural, homicide, suicide, accidental, infant), industrial accidents, sexual assaults, violent crimes and other traumatic incidents to provide immediate emotional and practical support to families, friends, witnesses and victims.

View t he flyer for more information.
Upcoming FEMA EMI Hazus Trainings

These courses take place next year at the Emergency Management Institute Training Center in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
Events & Workshops

  • April 5, 9:00-11:00 am, Portland, OR: ODOT/Multnomah County Seismic Triage Project Kick Off Meeting. To participate or to be informed of the progress of this project, please contact Megan Neill, Engineering Services Manager at Multnomah County Transportation Division, for an invite.
  • April 11 @ 11:30 am: Disability Inclusion in Emergency Management Webinar. Register here.
  • April 12, Silverton, OR: Oregon's Public Risk Management Association will be holding their annual Spring Educational Session, with the theme Emergency Management and Preparedness. Register here.
  • April 13-14, Seattle, WA: Communications Academy 2019: Communications Response to Catastrophic Events. More details available here.
  • April 17 @ 10:00 am: Identifying and Reducing Landslide Risk. Register here.
  • May 4: Wildfire Community Preparedness Day. To learn more, please visit the National Fire Protection Association page here.
  • July 19-20, Portland, OR: URM Seismic Resilience Symposium. View the website for the agenda, speaker info, and registration. 
  • November 15-20, Savannah, GA: International Association of Emergency Managers 67th Annual Conference. Opportunities for breakout speakers are available. Applications for speakers are due by February 15th. For more info, please click here.
Training & Exercise Opportunities

County-Led Training/Exercise Opportunities
  • April 10, 9:00 - 5:00pm, Five Oak Building: Emotional & Psychological First Aid. Registration for County staff is through Workday.
  • April 11, 8:00 am, Multnomah Building: An Introduction to Points of Dispensing (POD) Operations. Registration for county staff is through Workday.
  • April 5, Portland, OR: Trauma Intervention Program's Emotional First Aid Training Seminar. View the flyer here.
  • April 8-10, Salem, OR: L0969 All-Hazards Position Specific Communications Unit Leader. Register here.
  • April 19, Portland, OR: Agent-Based Evacuation Model to Improve Safety in the Cascadia Subduction Zone. More seminar details here.
  • April 22-24, Salem, OR: L0962 All-Hazards Position Specific Planning Section Chief. Register here.
  • April 23, Portland, OR: P-50 Residential Seismic Retrofit. View the course flyer, or click here to register.
  • April 29-May 2, Central Point, OR: L0273 Managing Floodplain Development through the Nat’l Flood Insurance Program. CFM exam on 5/3. To apply, complete FEMA form 119-25-1. For additional information, contact Michelle Schemling.
  • April 30, Hood River, OR: MGT-403 Access and Functional Needs Preparedness Planning for Rural Communities. Click here for more details and to register.
  • May 1-15, Portland, OR: Trauma Intervention Program May 2019 Training Academy. View the flyer here.
  • May 6-8, Salem, OR: L0958 All-Hazards Position Specific Operations Section Chief. Register here.
  • May 13-17, Salem, OR: L0952 NIMS ICS All-Hazards Position Specific Public Information Officer. Register here.
  • May 21-22, Wilsonville, OR: Operations Section Chief Role Specific Workshop. Free. View the flyer here.
  • May 29-30, Wilsonville, OR: Safety Officer Role Specific Workshop. Free. View the flyer here.
  • June 6-7, Wilsonville, OR: Incident Commander Role Specific Workshop. Free. View the flyer here.
  • June 12-13, Wilsonville, OR: Planning Section Chief Role Specific Workshop. Free. View the flyer here.
  • July 16-18, Corvallis, OR: MGT-346 EOC Operations and Planning for All Hazards. Register here.
  • July 19-20, Portland, OR: URM Seismic Resilience Symposium. View the agenda, speaker info, and registration information here.
Volunteer with us!
Interested in volunteering with the Multnomah County Office of Emergency Management? Click on the button below or contact Justin Ross ( justin.ross@multco.us) with questions.
Click the button below to see a list of available Emergency Management positions.
MCEM's Justin Ross presenting at the PSU Earthquake Preparation Event April 1.
Many thanks to RDPO 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 ).

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