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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 Plan Toolkit

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 (COOP) plans, Oregon has a contract to provide (at no cost to eligible organizations) a consistent software toolkit for COOP planning.
The primary reference for COOP planning for state, local, and tribal emergency management programs are the Continuity Guidance Circulars produced by FEMA. While some disciplines prefer the terms ‘disaster recovery,’ or ‘business continuity planning,’ those terms will be considered here as synonymous with COOP planning.
In addition to the COOP software toolkit, the state of Oregon also has in Oregon Procurement Information Network (ORPIN) a pricing agreement for additional services such as training, exercises, and planning assistance. Unlike use of the software toolkit, use of these services would incur additional costs to the organization. Additional information about the price agreement can be found under contract number 5776 in ORPIN
For information about the COOP toolkit, contact:
Curtis Peetz, Emergency Management Planner

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 the toolkits, contact:
OEM Public Information Officers