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2020 Oregon Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Teams Conference

Date and Time
April 14 at 8:00am - April 16, 2020 at 5:00pm

Early Registration Fee $225 (prior to 2/29/20)
Registration Fee $325 (after 3/1/20)

Registration will close March 31, 2020

Location and Lodging Arrangements
Pendleton is a city in Eastern Oregon best known for various events throughout the year including the Pendleton Round-Up and items such as woolen and leather items. See the following link for more information about this traditional western location. Travel Pendleton

The Pendleton Convention Center is located 210 miles east of Portland via I-84. From I-84 E, take Exit 209. From I-84 W, take Exit 213.

Scholarship Opportunity
The Office of State Fire Marshal is proud to offer scholarships to qualified members of the Hazardous Materials Response Community whose participation would not be possible without financial assistance. This scholarship will cover the cost of full conference registration. Recipients are responsible for their transportation and lodging arrangements.

To apply for a scholarship, please use the registration link provided and select scholarship as your registration type.

For questions, please contact Jamie Kometz at

We are now accepting proposals for educational presentations for the 2020 Oregon Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Teams Conference. This conference is a great opportunity to share your knowledge and expertise with other Hazardous Materials responders from around the state. You may submit as many proposals as you wish but only one proposal per form. All presentation proposals will be reviewed by the Oregon Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Teams Conference Planning Committee and selections will be based on relevance, focus, cost, and practical application. Proposals are due by September 26, 2019. The conference planning committee will review proposals in October, and you will be contacted by October 31, 2019.

Come back later to see the breakout schedule!

Awards Nominations
See below for the following award categories:

1. "So Others will Succeed" Award
Given to a person who has worked, sometimes thanklessly, on helping any HazMat Team strive for success.

2. "Behind the Scenes" Award
Given to a person who contributes to the success of any team working behind the scenes. This person can be from the Office of State Fire Marshal, other agency, or Hazardous Materials team.

3. "Call of the Year" Award
Given to a Hazardous Materials Team that responded to the most unique call, such as possible hazards, risk to life, risks to environment and property.

4. "Committee" Award
Given to two or more individuals, functioning as a committee, who have worked together towards a common goal. The committee award may be awarded for a specific performance of exceptional quality or for continued professional performance and dedication to duty by the committee as a whole.

5. "OOPS" Award
Given in fun, to a team or team member where something went awry, such as a drill, call, or training.

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