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 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 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 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