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Radiological Emergency Response

What We Do


The Radiological Emergency Response Program is located in Portland, Oregon. Program staff respond to approximately 100 emergency calls each year. The staff will answer questions, advise actions, and if necessary, respond to any radiological emergency within the state of Oregon.


Emergency contacts

The Radiological Emergency Response program staff can be reached 24 hours a day by calling the the Duty Officer at (971) 673-0490 (Note: an answering service is available when the office is closed).

Other governmental agencies, such as Fire or Police, should access the program by calling the Oregon Emergency Response System (OERS) at 1-800-452-0311

Additional key program contacts

  • David M. Howe, Section Manager
    (971) 673-0499
  • Todd S. Carpenter, Administration & Licensing Manager
    (971) 673-0500 
  • Richard A. Wendt, Operations/Emergency Response Manager
    (971) 673-0505


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