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 partners 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.

NEW ***National Exercise Program (NEP) Applications***

If your organization is considering hosting an exercise and need assistance with the development, conduct, or after-action process? The National Exercise Program (NEP) can provide assistance to organizations conducting emergency preparedness and/or response exercises. Please reach out to the Training & Exercise Coordinator for additional questions, and please review the application document listed below:

County Emergency Management Training and Exercise Plan (TEP)

Training Resources

Training Calendars


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

Point of Contact

Robert Quinn; (503) 307-4129;