Office of Emergency Management leads statewide efforts to develop and enhance
preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation capabilities to protect the
lives, property and environment of the whole community.
emergencies or disasters that affect all or part of the state takes place at
the local level, in the city or county in which the emergency or disaster
occurs. In a large incident or one that affects multiple jurisdictions, OEM may
support a coordinated response. The State Emergency Coordination Center (ECC)
may be activated in a multi-jurisdictional emergency or disaster, and serve as
a communications hub to ensure all participating response agencies are
page provides information on the status of an ongoing disaster response or
operation when the state ECC is activated.
The emergency declaration process and guidelines for
requesting state emergency declaration or request for federal assistance can be
found on the Disaster
For information Oregon Emergency Response System (OERS), how
the system is activated and what state agencies are part of the OERS Council,
visit our OERS
Information on disasters in Oregon that have received
emergency declaration, and other significant events, can be found on our Past Disasters page.
To view current weather conditions, traffic information and hazard data for Oregon on an interactive map, visit the Real-Time Assessment and Planning Tool for Oregon (RAPTOR)
Standards for Oregon’s State Search and Rescue (SAR) Program,
SAR mission statistics and other resources are available on the Search and Rescue page.