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Salem, OR—The Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM) today conducted a test of the FEMA Region X Media Outreach Network at the OEM Radio Communication Center. OEM Director Andrew Phelps provided a test message to media outlets and the public. The test occurred at 12 p.m.

The FEMA Region X Media Outreach Network is a broadcast channel that has been established for the media and public during emergencies.

"Using this radio network, we can share critical and timely information for life safety and the protection of property for the citizens of our state," said Phelps during the test message.

FEMA Region X External Affairs, in conjunction with state amateur radio leaders and public information officers, practiced passing emergency public messages. The FEMA Region X radio operator sent a voice message to media outlets in Idaho, Oregon and Washington on the FEMA channel.

Media and public are to encouraged to participate in this program by setting up amateur radio listening stations, but should not transmit on the channel.

If you have questions about this program and channel frequencies please contact the OEM public information office at public.info@state.or.us for the FEMA Region X contact information.

To listen to the FEMA Region X Radio Outreach Network test message by Oregon Office of Emergency Management Director Andrew Phelps, follow this link:
https://www.facebook.com/OMDOEM/videos/96866309661...

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DSC_9496 - From left to right: Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Exercise Controller Doug Jimenez; OEM Director Andrew Phelps; and OEM State Communications Officer Terry Pietras review the script for a FEMA Region X Radio Outreach Network test, March 15, at the OEM Radio Communication Center. (OEM Photo by Cory Grogan)

DSC_9503 - Oregon Office of Emergency Management Director Andrew Phelps reads a message for a FEMA Region X Radio Outreach Network test, March 15, at the OEM Radio Communication Center. (OEM Photo by Cory Grogan)

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Cory Grogan
503-378-3930
Public.info@oem.state.or.us
Paula Negele
503-378-3930
Public.info@oem.state.or.us
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