Alice Busch, EMT, CEM


Division Chief of Operations
Direct Line 503-988-6552
As the Division Chief of Operations, Alice is responsible for managing the office’s training, exercise, duty officer, and community preparedness programs.  She is also responsible for ensuring overall operational readiness, and the staffing, and management of the Multnomah County Emergency Operations Center.  
Alice started her career in the fire service in 1991.  During her 21 years with the fire department, Alice served as an Emergency Manager, Emergency Medical Technician, Public Information and Education Officer, Social Services Liaison, Critical Incident Stress Manager, Fire Inspector, and Fire Investigator.  Prior to her roles with MCEM, Alice worked as an Emergency Manager for the Department of County Human Services, DCHS.  Her work involved Mass Care and Sheltering, Continuity of Operations, Disaster Behavioral Health, and Donations and Volunteer Management planning. 

Alice has completed numerous federal, state and local disaster courses, holds a Bachelor’s in Communications/Advertising, and is currently pursuing an Executive Masters degree in Public Administration. 

Alice’s service has spanned a breadth of Incident Command positions on both exercises and incidents and brings her contagious enthusiasm for disaster resilience with her to every meeting and presentation.