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Emergency Operations

The Oregon 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.

Response to 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 coordinated.


Emergency Declaration Guidelines (PDF)

The Oregon Department of Emergency Management (ODEM) provides Emergency Declaration Guidelines to assist and expedite the emergency and disaster declaration process.

Oregon Emergency Response System (OERS) 

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 page.

Past Disasters 

Information on disasters in Oregon that have received emergency declaration, and other significant events, can be found on our Past Disasters page.

Real-time Assessment and Planning Tool for Oregon (RAPTOR)

To view current weather conditions, traffic information, and hazards data for Oregon on an interactive map, visit the Real-Time Assessment and Planning Tool for Oregon (RAPTOR) page.

Search and Rescue 

Standards for Oregon’s State Search and Rescue (SAR) Program, SAR mission statistics and other resources are available on the Search and Rescue page.