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Technology and Response


To provide and maintain a broad range of communication systems used by the general public, the state, local government and other agencies for the purpose of public warning and emergency notification, and for general preparedness and emergency support.
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State Emergency Coordination

  • Manage the Governor's Emergency Coordination Center (ECC) staffing schedule and coordination of operational support during a crisis, disaster, or exercise; and,
  • Provide for ECC logistics planning and support, as well as training and exercise support.

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Emergency Response System


  • OERS is the primary point of contact for state notification of an emergency or disaster.
  • OERS coordinates 24-hour access to, and use of, personnel and equipment for all state agencies necessary to assess, alleviate, respond to, mitigate, or recover from conditions caused by an emergency or disaster.
  • OERS maintains the state emergency communications center in a state of readiness by routine testing and monitoring of communication systems and support equipment.
  • OERS develops and maintains operational and notification procedures for state agencies under the OERS banner.
  • OERS monitors and tests the National Alert Warning System NAWAS throughout Oregon’s 9-1-1 centers and selected local, state and federal agencies.
  • Provides support for emergency information and notification of local and state agencies, the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Programs CSEPP, the Fire Net Radio System, the Radiological Emergency Notification System, and the emergency power and mobile emergency communications systems.
  • OERS is the cornerstone of the State Emergency Services System.

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State 9-1-1 Program

9-1-1 Program
  • Oversees the distribution of the state 9-1-1 telephone tax revenue
  • Provides information and resources to the local 9-1-1 jurisdictions
  • Assists local 9-1-1 jurisdictions in the administration and operations of E9-1-1
  • Provides quarterly 9-1-1 Program training meetings
  • Staying informed of technological advancements relative to emergency reporting systems

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Not sure who you need to talk to?  Visit our Staff page for a brief position description and contact information.

Mail questions or comments to  Mark Tennyson, Technology and Response Section Director.

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