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FEMA Youth Preparedness Council
Do you know a student in the 8th - 11th grade who is interested in community service and a culture of preparedness? FEMA Region 10 (Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Alaska) is establishing a new Region 10 Youth Preparedness Council (YPC) and looking for a representative from Oregon.

The Region 10 Council brings together youth leaders who are highly engaged in advocating preparedness and making a difference in their communities.

Serving on the Region 10 YPC is a responsibility that requires dedication and time-management skills. Region 10 YPC members are expected to participate in bi-monthly Region YPC conference calls and complete one team and one individual preparedness-related project annually that benefits their community. A Council Summit is scheduled for Aug 14-15, 2018, in Lynnwood, WA., and is mandatory meeting for council members.

Interested students must submit a complete application form, provide one letter of recommendation and academic records, and any optional supplemental materials by June 14, 2018 to

"If You See Something, Say Something™"
If you see something, say something. This is the hallmark slogan of a nationwide campaign launched by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Justice's Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative. Oregon Office of Emergency Management has partnered with DHS to support public awareness about this important terrorism safety message. A wide variety of information, resources and materials is available. 

2 Weeks Ready
A large earthquake and tsunami will demolish parts of western Oregon and leave much of the area's transportation routes destroyed. Oregonians will need to count on each other in the community, in the workplace, and at home in order to be safe until help can arrive. This is just one reason why OEM encourages people to be prepared to be on their own for a minimum of two weeks following a disaster. We've created a wide variety of two weeks ready resources, and recently launched a series of fun and friendly animated videos.  



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