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Toolkits for Emergency Managers

The Oregon Office of Emergency Management has created several toolkits to help local and tribal emergency managers with developing continuity of operations plans and communicating hazard-specific disaster event information.

Continuity of Operations Planning

An important aspect of emergency management is the ability to continue government operations when impacted by an emergency or disaster. To help agencies develop continuity of operations plans, Oregon has a contract to provide (at no cost to eligible organizations) a consistent Web-based platform for continuity of operations planning (COOP).

The Continuity Guidance Circulars produced by FEMA ( are the primary reference for COOP for state, local, and tribal emergency management programs. FEMA also offers free online independent study training about COOP through the Emergency Management Institute (

The state of Oregon also has a pricing agreement for additional services, such as training, exercises and planning assistance. Use of these services will incur additional costs to eligible organizations. Additional information about the pricing agreement is available under contract number 5776 in OregonBuys (


For additional information about COOP, contact:

Traci Naile, Response Section Manager
Office: 503-378-4025
Cell: 971-209-9870

Damage Assessment Forms and Templates

Please see our damage assessment page for forms, guidance and templates for use during disasters.

December 2015 Pacific Storm Event Toolkit

The toolkit includes information to share about the disaster declaration process for the 2015 Pacific Storm. The toolkit includes current talking points, fact sheets about the federal and state declaration process, a social media toolkit, information from Department of Land Conservation and Development about flood recovery, as well as a press release template.

Hazard-Specific Disaster Communications Toolkits

OEM has developed hazard specific communication toolkits for emergency management partners in the state to use during and after a disaster event.

For more information about hazard-specific disaster communications toolkits, contact:

OEM Public Information Officers