The Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM) works in the five mission areas of emergency management: Prevention, Preparedness, Mitigation, Response and Recovery.
Following a disaster, it is possible that federal disaster assistance,
either individual assistance or public assistance, will become available.
OEM provides grant opportunities to local and tribal jurisdictions that support preparedness and mitigation for these entities. These grant opportunities primarily are funded by FEMA.
The Oregon Emergency Response System (OERS) is a 24/7 response system that gives local and tribal jurisdictions a way to get hold of the state during times of emergency or disasters to request assistance.
OEM assesses and plans for threats and hazards that the state faces using several types of documents. These documents can be found at our Plans and Assessments page.
Exercises play a vital role in national preparedness by enabling whole community stakeholders to test and validate plans and capabilities, and identify both capability gaps and areas for improvement.
Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM) coordinates national training programs and provides training services throughout the state. These instruction programs enhance capabilities of the response communities for all hazards.
OEM has created several toolkits to help local and tribal emergency managers with developing continuity of operations plans and communicating hazard-specific disaster event information.
If you are unsure who to ask or how to get help, talk to the
Day-to-Day Government Liaisonresponsible for your county.