Multnomah County Emergency Management hosts and sponsors a variety of personal and community preparedness classes.  All are open to the public and are offered free-of-charge.  View calendar events.

Business and Community Outreach

The Oregon Office of Emergency Management encourages people to be prepared to be on their own for a minimum of two weeks, through their program 2 Weeks Ready.

Think about it. Talk about it.
Being prepared is not just having two weeks of food, water and supplies. There are other considerations in planning the best way to bounce back after a disaster. Have a meaningful conversation with the members of your household to discuss the following

  • Do you have backup transportation methods and routes?
  • Who will care for the kids, grandparents and pets if you’re stuck on the other side of the river for several hours?
  • Where will you meet your family? At school, at the local park, at the corner of the neighborhood?
  • Do you have an out of state contact? Have a conversation with your family and friends and have one person designated to be the main contact for your group. 
  • Disasters – large and small – can strike any time. Begin your 2 Weeks Ready planning today! 

Are You Ready? 

Culturally Specific Disaster Preparedness Training
Culturally Specific Disaster Preparedness Training

Are You Ready? provides a step-by-step approach to disaster preparedness by walking the reader through how to get informed about local emergency plans, how to identify hazards that affect their local area and how to develop and maintain an emergency communications plan and disaster supplies kit.  Online independent study is available through the FEMA Independent Study Program at FEMA Are You Ready? An In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness (Independent Study Course).