|The purpose of the Oregon Emergency Response System (OERS) is to coordinate and manage state resources in response to natural and technological emergencies and civil unrest involving multi-jurisdictional cooperation between all levels of government and the private sector. |
This was the first state plan of its type in the country.
- OERS is the primary point of contact by which any public agency provides the state notification of an emergency or disaster, or requests access to state or federal resources.
- OERS was established in 1972 by the Governor of Oregon to improve communications and coordination between government agencies responding to hazardous materials incidents across the state.
OERS is the cornerstone of the State Emergency Services System.
For more information on OERS, contact OERS STAFF.
All agencies participating in the Oregon Emergency Response System Council are directed to provide cooperative assistance within their resources and authority to other agencies, including but not limited to federal, state, county, city, special districts, and tribal entities in responding to our mitigating hazards that threaten the State of Oregon, pending further directives of the Governor. OERS Council Roster