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.

Training Resources

Emergency Management Institute (Find additional online and on-campus training opportunities)

IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System (ICS)

IS-200: Incident Command System (ICS) for Single Resources & Initial Action Incidents

IS-700: Introduction to the National Incident Management System (NIMS)

IS-800: Introduction to the National Response Framework (NRF)

National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (Includes eight (8) training organizations that focus on public safety topics)

Training Calendars

Multnomah County Emergency Management Training Calendar
Regional Disaster Preparedness Organization Training Calendar
Oregon Emergency Management (OEM) State Training Program


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.


Please contact the MCEM Training & Exercise Coordinator, Robert Quinn, with any questions.