The Multnomah County Office of Emergency Management (MCEM) coordinates training and exercise opportunities designed to increase disaster resilience and response readiness across Multnomah County in preparation for potential emergencies and/or disasters. Training and exercise opportunities bring community stakeholders together from local emergency management, local and state government, public safety/first responders, nonprofit and volunteer organizations, and the private sector. By validating emergency plans and procedures, stakeholders are able to identify strengths and areas for improvement. Well crafted exercises and trainings based on identified gaps prepare personnel to respond effectively to and recover quickly from real world incidents.

Multnomah County Emergency Management Training and Exercise Plan (TEP)

Emergency Management Training & Exercise Plan Fiscal Year 2019 (877.12 KB)

Training Resources

  • Emergency Management Institute On-Campus & Independent Study Training. Popular Online Courses:
    • 100: Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS)
    • 200: Incident Command System (ICS) for Single Resources & Initial Action Incidents
    • 700: Introduction to the National Incident Management System (NIMS)
    • 800: Introduction to the National Response Framework (NRF)
  • National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (Includes additional five [5] Public Safety-Focused Training Organizations)
    • Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) Training Calendar
    • Texas A&M Engineer Extension Service (TEEX) Training Calendar
    • National Disaster Preparedness Training Center (NDPTC) Training Calendar

Training Calendars


The MCEM develops exercise opportunities to test county-wide disaster preparedness. Exercises will test the effectiveness of organization plans or procedures in the prevention of, response to, or recovery from emergency situations. Exercises identify areas for improvement that help improve organization and community disaster preparedness and resilience.

MCEM can provide exercise development and facilitation assistance to county departments/divisions, Multnomah County-based private industry, and non-profit organizations.


MCEM Training & Exercise Coordinator, Robert Quinn