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.
Emergency Management Institute Course Registration Changes

Starting August 19th, FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute (EMI) will begin to use online applications for Basic Academy courses.
Portland Area Capabilities Exercise (PACE) After-Action Report & Improvement Plan

The Portland Metropolitan Area PACE 2019 full-scale exercise regional and county After Action Reports and Improvement Plans are now available.
Wildfire Door to Door

Multnomah County Emergency Management will host an educational door-to-door campaign on September 14th in the Skyline area of western Multnomah County to inform residents about: emergency notification systems, defensible space (wildfire hazard mitigation), and the levels of evacuation. 
MCEM's booth in Wood Village on July 19
National Night Out

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign. MCEM recently participated in events in Wood Village and Maywood Park and will also be participating at a National Night Out event tonight in Fairview.
Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test

FEMA, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and radio and television Emergency Alert System (EAS) participants, will conduct a nationwide test of EAS beginning at 11:20 a.m. PDT on Wednesday, August 7th, 2019. A backup date is scheduled for Wednesday, August 21st, 2019, if needed. 

The test, which uses IPAWS, will broadcast a test message that is approximately one minute long. Broadcast radio and television, cable, wireline service providers, and direct broadcast satellite service providers will each broadcast the test message once within a few minutes of the test. 
Justin's Next Steps

Our wonderful Justin Ross is soon to depart Multnomah County and rejoin with FEMA. He has accepted a position with the Public Assistance Cadre beginning mid September. This transition means that we will all continue to benefit from his excellent public service and his commitment to our communities. We know how well respected Justin is, and more than that, loved by our partners and community. Please join us for a Next Steps for Justin Celebration on Thursday, September 5th from 1600 hrs until at least 1900 hrs at the Century Bar 930 SE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97214.
MCEM SummerWorks Interns

Every summer, MCEM welcomes a team of interns to assist with a variety of projects. Intern Hannah Witscher was featured for our article on Youth Preparedness in our July newsletter. Below, meet the other interns who have been working hard at our office this summer.
Tam Tieu will be a senior at Carleton College in Minnesota.
Dwayne Scales (“DL”) is a senior at Westside Christian High School.  
Thomas Sill is a sophomore at Portland Community College. 
Events & Workshops
  • August 12-13, Portland, OR: PNW EMPA Disaster and Emergency Communication Conference. View the flyer here. Register here.
  • August 13, webinar: Phishing, Vishing, and Smishing Webinar. Register here.
  • August 13-14, Puyallup, WA: Actors needed! City of Puyallup Police Department is looking for volunteers to serve as actors in support of an active shooter drill in the city on August 13 & August 14. If interested please contact Keriann Cockrell.
  • August 22 ~or~ September 5, 10:00 am, webinar: EPA Updated Risk Assessment and Emergency Response Plan Tools. Conducted by the Water Security Division within the EPA's Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water. Register here.
  • August 29, webinar: Communications and Warning Standard Review Webinar. More info and registration here.
  • September 10-11, Portland, OR: FBI-CDC Radiological Awareness & Response Workshop. View the flyer here. Register here.
  • September 19, Renton, WA: Tri-County CCTA Re-Unification Plan Seminar. Register here.
  • October 7-10, Eugene, OR: OEMA 2019 Conference. Register here.
  • 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

  • August 13, 14, or 15: Passenger Train Derailment Virtual Tabletop Exercise. View the flyer here for more info and how to participate.
  • August 27-19: Cyber Security Virtual Tabletop Exercise. View the flyer here for more info and how to participate.
  • September 17-18, St. Helens, OR: PER-335 Critical Decision Making for Complex Coordinated Attacks. View the flyer here. Register here. Registration Password: NCBRT335
  • September 18 & 25, Portland, OR: Planning Section in the EOC and DOC. View the flyer here.
  • September 24, Oregon City, OR: Unmanned Aircraft Systems in Disaster Management AWR-345. This course needs 30 to register by August 30th. View the flyer here. Register here.
  • September 30, Newport, OR: Community Planning for Disaster Recovery (AWR-356). Register here.
  • September 30 - October 4, Salem, OR: Search Management in Oregon Initial Operations. More info and registration here.
  • October 8, Salem, OR: Essentials of Community Cybersecurity (AWR-136). Register here.
  • October 8-9, Salem, OR: Community Preparedness for Cyber Incidents (MGT-384). Register here.
  • November 6, Lakewood, WA: Tri-County CCTA Re-Unification Table Top Exercise. Register here.
Volunteer with us!
Interested in volunteering with the Multnomah County Office of Emergency Management? Click on the button below or contact Justin Ross ( with questions.
Click the button below to see a list of available Emergency Management positions.
An Emotional Psychological First Aid Training co-hosted by MCEM July 26.
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 ( ).

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