Below is a list of various newsletters related to Emergency Management, along with descriptions and links for sign-up.

The Natural Hazards Center is the one academic center in the nation dedicated to linking researchers, practitioners, and policy makers to reduce the harm from disasters. They share and advance social science and interdisciplinary knowledge, with a special emphasis on the most vulnerable populations and places. Sign up for the Natural Hazards Disaster Research newsletter here.

The Multnomah County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) group consists of federally licensed amateur radio operators who are trained in emergency communications and have a strong desire to serve our community whenever the need arises. Multnomah County ARES newsletter. Request newsletters here.  

The Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM) coordinates and maintains a statewide emergency services system for emergency and disaster communications. OEM awards grant funding to local governments, coordinates search and rescue efforts, and the State 9-1-1 Program. OEM supports 18 Emergency Support Functions (ESFs) and more than 50 county, city and tribal local emergency management offices around the state. OEM’s Weekly Watch Report. Email Paula Negele to subscribe.

The Strategic Alliance for Risk Reduction (STARR) FEMA Region X Service Center supports FEMA Region X with mapping, planning, training, and outreach in hazard mitigation and floodplain management. They also provide assistance to federal and state officials, mapping partners, local community officials, and other stakeholders. For more info and to subscribe to the Starr II FEMA Region 10 newsletter, click here.

The Regional Recovery Framework Project is creating a roadmap back to a strong community after a natural disaster. The five counties that make up the Portland Metropolitan Region are working together to develop a framework to guide rebuilding, redevelopment, and recovery efforts following a disaster. The framework looks beyond the disaster event itself, to imagine life in the weeks, months, and years after the disaster; to seize the opportunity to creatively re-design our region to be even stronger and more resilient for the future. The project is a collaboration between public, private, and nonprofit sector stakeholders, led by the five-county, multi-state Regional Disaster Preparedness Organization (RDPO). The Portland Regional Recovery Framework Project Monthly Newsletter.  Subscribe here.

The Emergency Management and Response - Information Sharing and Analysis Center (EMR-ISAC) promotes critical infrastructure protection (CIP) by sharing CIP and emerging threat information with Emergency Services Sector (ESS) departments and agencies nationwide. The EMR-ISAC routinely publishes The InfoGram – a weekly newsletter with four short articles about protecting critical infrastructures and emergency responders from threats and vulnerabilities. Subscribe here.

Emergency Management is the award-winning, all-hazards publication of record for emergency management, public safety and homeland security stakeholders charged to protect our communities, critical infrastructure and the security of our nation. Emergency Management brings together all core stakeholder groups across federal, state and local government, private-sector partners and volunteer organizations to share lessons learned, subject-matter expertise, best-of-breed solutions and intelligence strategies to help meet all crisis preparation, response and recovery challenges. Past issues of Emergency Management Magazine. Subscribe here.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is the leading information and knowledge resource on fire, electrical and related hazards. Fire Break is NFPA's monthly e-newsletter with the latest news and information on mitigating your wildfire risk to take back to your communities, organization, or fire house. Subscribe here.

Established in July 2014 in the State of Arizona, the International Public Safety Association, a 501(c)3 non-profit public safety association, represents all public safety verticals: law enforcement, fire service, EMS, telecommunications, public works (water, sanitation, transportation), public health, hospitals, security, private sector, and emergency management.  To subscribe to their newsletters, click here.

The International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) is an international association of members who seek to promote and improve the practice of public participation in relation to individuals, governments, institutions and other entities that affect the public interest in nations throughout the world. The Cascade Chapter serves the state of Oregon and Southwest Washington, and is dedicated to serving fellow practitioners and the practice itself by hosting regular training and networking events and supporting students pursuing P2 careers. To sign up for monthly email updates, email IAP2Cascade@gmail.com.

Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour course that gives people the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. The evidence behind the program demonstrates that it does build mental health literacy, helping the public identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness. Mental Health First Aid USA is managed, operated, and disseminated by the National Council for Behavioral Health and the Missouri Department of Mental Health. Their vision is for Mental Health First Aid to become as common as CPR and First Aid training. That means having regular courses offered in every community across the US. Sign up for a monthly newsletter by emailing MHFAinfo@thenationalcouncil.org.

The Office of Neighborhood Involvement (ONI) Disability Program Facebook page features daily postings of news, videos, events and issues of interest to people with disabilities. The Disability NEWS is created and distributed twice monthly on the first and third Wednesdays by the City of Portland’s Disability Program in the Office of Neighborhood Involvement. The NEWS, including back issues, is also available at the program’s website for viewing at this link. To update your contact information, if you wish to submit information for the newsletter or if you know someone who would like to receive the newsletter, please email disabilitynews@portlandoregon.gov. Events submitted will also be noted on the Disability Program Facebook page and featured on ONI Events calendar's list of Disability EventsPlease note: This information is also available for reading online and for downloading in an e-publication format for reading on a tablet, smart phone, digital reader or computer.

Launched in June 2012, the National Information Sharing Consortium (NISC) strives to improve the state of public safety and emergency management information sharing and interoperability through its commitment to four areas of responsibility—sharing, connecting, innovating, and leading. As an independent consortium, the NISC brings together organizations involved in all aspects of homeland security, public safety, emergency management and emergency response. Their members come together to improve technology and governance related to information sharing. By working together they are able to leverage each other’s experiences to save resources and collaborate on building new solutions and best practices. Sign up for newsletters here.

The Center for Regional Disaster Resilience (CRDR) works on emergency preparedness and disaster resilience projects across the Pacific Northwest from its Seattle office. The CRDR operates under the umbrella of the Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER), and is committed to working with states, provinces, territories, and communities to create public-private partnerships, develop action plans, and undertake pilot projects and activities to improve regional disaster resilience cooperation. Our region’s interconnected economies and shared critical infrastructures are subject to far-reaching and cascading impacts from disasters. The CRDR works with key public and private stakeholders to create and implement workable solutions to local and regional infrastructure vulnerability by raising awareness of infrastructure interdependencies; providing training and education; and developing tools, technologies, and approaches that build on existing capabilities. These can be utilized across the United States, Canada, and the international community.

The FEMA Children & Disasters Newsletter is a resource for youth preparedness practitioners, educators, parents, children, and teens. It shares timely research, examples of successful youth preparedness programs, safety tips, and resources related to youth preparedness. Subscribe here

Climate Leadership Now is a newsletter produced by Multnomah County's Office of Sustainability. Here, you will read stories, current events, and calls-to-action that lift up and support the critical work that Multnomah County is doing to create a lower carbon community that is more just, more resilient, and healthier. Key to this vision is the Climate Action Plan, which lays out our comprehensive strategy for reducing emissions and preparing for the impacts of climate change. Thanks to nearly 20 years worth of local work on this issue, emissions in Multnomah County have been trending down and the examples we have pioneered here are being adopted by communities all over the world. Subscribe to the Office of Sustainability's quarterly newsletter by filling out this form or emailing sustainability@multco.us.

American Security Today (AST) focuses on new and evolving Homeland Security threats at all levels that have Law Enforcement, First Responders and Public Safety personnel on the front lines of protecting our communities, cities and nation. Sign up for their newsletter here.

The Government Technology & Services Coalition (GTSC) presents Homeland Security Today (HSToday), which is a news and information resource for the homeland security community, dedicated to elevating the discussions and insights that can support a safe and secure nation. Learn more and follow the publication at their website.

Virtual Community Risk Reduction (Virtual CRR) is a Community Risk Reduction program that can be tailored to an organization. Virtual CRR's newsletter is a collection point of news, articles, and training related to Community Risk Reduction. Subscribe here.

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine's Resilient America Roundtable and its programs aim to help communities and the nation build resilience to extreme events, save lives, and reduce the physical and economic costs of disasters. Subscribe to their newsletter here

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) was created by Congress in 2000 as part of the Children’s Health Act to raise the standard of care and increase access to services for children and families who experience or witness traumatic events. This unique network of frontline providers, family members, researchers, and national partners is committed to changing the course of children’s lives by improving their care and moving scientific gains quickly into practice across the U.S. To subscribe to the NCTSN e-Bulletin or IMPACT newsletter contact help@nctsn.org.

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The Multnomah County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a voluntary unit, made up of local licensed healthcare professionals, who will be called on to assist in the response to a large-scale health or medical emergency.  The Multnomah County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) website.  The MRC’s general contact email address.