The Multnomah County Office of Emergency Management (MCEM) coordinates training and exercise opportunities designed to increase disaster resilience and response readiness across the County in preparation for potential emergencies and/or disasters. Training and exercise opportunities bring community partners together local, state, and Federal governments, public safety/first responders, non-profit and volunteer organizations, and the private sector. By validating emergency plans and procedures, stakeholders are able to identify strengths and areas for improvement. Training and exercise opportunities based on identified gaps prepare personnel to respond effectively to and recover quickly from real world incidents.
County Emergency Management Training and Exercise Plan (TEP)
- Emergency Management Institute On-Campus & Independent Study Training. Popular Online Courses:
- National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (Includes additional five  Public Safety-Focused Training Organizations)
- Multnomah County Emergency Management (MCEM) Training Calendar
- Regional Disaster Preparedness Organization (RDPO) Training Calendar
- State of Oregon Emergency Management (OEM) Training Calendar
- State of Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST) Training Calendar
- State of Washington Emergency Management Division (EMD) Training Calendar
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region X Training and Exercise Calendar
- Code4 Public Safety Education Training Association
The Office of Emergency Management regularly hosts exercise events with community partners to test the effectiveness of written plans and/or procedures, build awareness of written plans and/or procedures, and build relationship with partners. Upcoming exercise events can be found on the Emergency Management Events Calendar.
Need Assistance with Exercises? The Office of Emergency Management is available to provide exercise development and facilitation assistance to county departments/divisions, private industry organizations, and non-profit organizations. Additional exercise information, documentation, and guidance can be found below:
- FEMA Homeland Security Exercise & Evaluation Program (HSEEP) Toolkit
- Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Exercise Page
After-Action Reports/Improvement Plans
The MCEM encourages any organization conducting an After-Action Report/Improvement Plan to consider the Root Cause of their observations when submitting feedback. Rather than continuing to address symptoms of a bigger issue, we encourage participants to utilize the when considering any area for improvement.