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Associations and Organizations
- American Public Works Association (APWA)
The American Public Works Association (APWA) serves professionals in all aspects of public works—a fact that sets it apart from other organizations and makes it an effective voice of public works throughout North America. With a worldwide membership more than 30,000 strong, APWA includes not only personnel from local, county, state/province, and federal agencies, but also private sector personnel who supply products and services to those professionals.
- Association of Oregon Counties (AOC)
The Association of Oregon Counties (AOC) is a statewide organization representing Oregon’s 36 counties. Established in 1906 to provide a forum for information sharing, AOC now provides a variety of functions and services aimed at supporting Oregon counties and the work they do.
- Association of Public Safety Communications (APSC)
APCO International is the world’s oldest and largest organization of public safety communications professionals and supports the largest U.S. membership base of any public safety association. It serves the needs of public safety communications practitioners worldwide - and the welfare of the general public as a whole – by providing complete expertise, professional development, technical assistance, advocacy and outreach.
- Civil Air Patrol (CAP)
Supporting America's communities with emergency response, diverse aviation and ground services, youth development, and promotion of air, space, and cyber power.
- Department of Human Services (DHS)
The Department of Human Services (DHS) is Oregon’s principal agency for helping Oregonians achieve wellbeing and independence through opportunities that protect, empower, respect choice and preserve dignity, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.
DHS provides direct services to more than 1 million Oregonians each year. These services provide a key safety net for those in our society who are most vulnerable or who are at a difficult place in their life.
- International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM)
The International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), which has more than 6,000 members worldwide, is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to promoting the "Principles of Emergency Management" and representing those professionals whose goals are saving lives and protecting property and the environment during emergencies and disasters.
- League of Oregon Cities (LOC)
The League of Oregon Cities is a governmental entity formed by an intergovernmental agreement by Oregon’s incorporated cities. The League was founded in 1925 and is governed by a 16-member Board of Directors. LOC works with its member cities to help local government better serve the citizens of Oregon.
- National Emergency Management Association (NEMA)
The National Emergency Management Association (NEMA) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) association dedicated to enhancing public safety by improving the nation's ability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from all emergencies, disasters, and threats to our nation's security. NEMA is the professional association of and for emergency management directors from all 50 states, eight U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia. NEMA provides national leadership and expertise in comprehensive emergency management; serves as a vital emergency management information and assistance resource; and advances continuous improvement in emergency management through strategic partnerships, innovative programs, and collaborative policy positions.
- Oregon Association Chiefs of Police (OACP)
Our Association is dedicated to the pursuit of achieving Excellence in Police Leadership for our members. Our Association represents 140 police agencies who serve approximately 5600 police officers in the State of Oregon. As an Association we strive to further the professionalism of Law Enforcement in Oregon.
The Oregon Chiefs of Police Association prides itself in the partnerships it has built with federal, state and local organizations that help to meet the needs of our agencies from around the State. We will continue to face challenges in our organizations but with advocacy, diligently working on legislation and engaging with our communities we are ready to face these challenges.
- Oregon Department of Energy (ODE)
At the Oregon Department of Energy, we’re dedicated to leading Oregon to a safe, clean, and sustainable energy future – one where our state stays on the leading edge of energy efficiency and renewable energy.
This means reliable, accessible energy for every Oregonian. It means safe, secure energy systems with diverse resources that can withstand change, including emergencies. And it means a commitment to new energy generation that meets our state’s needs – both now and well into the future.
- Oregon Education Association (OEA)
The Oregon Education Association (OEA) is a union that represents about 44,000 educators working in pre-kindergarten through grade 12 public schools and community colleges. OEA’s membership includes licensed teachers and specialists, classified/education support professionals (ESPs), community college faculty, retired educators, and student members. OEA members also belong to the 3.2 million members of the National Education Association (NEA).
- Oregon Emergency Response System (OERS)
The purpose of the Oregon Emergency Response System (OERS) is to coordinate and manage state resources in response to natural and technological emergencies and civil unrest involving multi-jurisdictional cooperation between all levels of government and the private sector.
- Oregon Federal Executive Board (FEB)
By Presidential Directive in 1961, President John F. Kennedy established Federal Executive Boards (FEBs) to achieve better interagency coordination and communication among federal departments and activities outside of Washington, DC. The need for effective coordination among federal organization’s field activities was clear in 1961 and is even more important today. Approximately 88% of all federal employees work outside of the National Capital Area and most federal programs are implemented through regional and local offices of departments and agencies. FEBs provide a forum for local federal leaders to connect and discuss management challenges and strategies, enable collaboration on goals, common issues and special initiatives, as well as share best practices.
- Oregon Fire Chiefs Association (OFCA)
The Oregon Fire Chiefs Association (OFCA) is made up of fire service personnel at all levels, and provides opportunities for its membership to attend training and conferences throughout Oregon. The Association encourages and supports its membership through their evolvement with many committees and task forces. Some examples of committees that the OFCA members are involved in, are: Legislative, Wildland, and Fallen Firefighter Memorial. For a complete list of committees,
- Oregon Health Authority (OHA)
The Oregon Health Authority is at the forefront of lowering and containing costs, improving quality and increasing access to health care in order to improve the lifelong health of Oregonians. View OHA's top-level organization, including divisions and major programs. OHA is overseen by the nine-member citizen Oregon Health Policy Board working towards comprehensive health reform in our state.
- Oregon Military Department (OMD)
The department today retains the adjutant general as director, with two assistant adjutants general, one each from the army and air National Guard, next in the line of command.
- Oregon Office of Emergency Management (OEM)
The Oregon Office of Emergency Management is a division of the Oregon Military Department.
The office coordinates and maintains a statewide emergency services system for emergency and disaster communications. OEM is made up of four Sections: Director’s Office, Technology and Response, Operations and Preparedness, and Mitigation and Recovery Services.
- Oregon Seismic Safety Policy Advisory Commission (OSSPAC)
The Oregon Seismic Safety Policy Advisory Commission (OSSPAC), also known as the Earthquake Commission, is tasked with promoting earthquake awareness and preparedness in Oregon. The mission of OSSPAC is to positively influence decisions and policies regarding pre-disaster mitigation of earthquake and tsunami hazards, increase public understanding of earthquake hazard, risk, exposure, and vulnerability through education, and be responsive to the new studies and/or issues raised around earthquakes and tsunamis.
- Oregon State Emergency Response Commission (SERC)
The Oregon SERC is responsible for:
* Designating Emergency Planning Districts (EPDs) throughout Oregon,
* Establishing local emergency planning committees (LEPCs) within the EPDs,
* Appointing membership to the LEPCs,
* Providing review and comment on local community emergency response plans.
- Oregon State Sheriffs Association (OSSA)
Dedicated to serving and improving the law enforcement community.
The Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association was formed in 1916 to give Oregon Sheriffs a single and effective voice. Oregon’s 36 elected Sheriffs and their staff strive to improve citizen and community safety on a daily basis. Oregon’s Sheriffs are committed to the work of OSSA and strive to enhance criminal justice professionalism, improve law enforcement techniques and technology, and endeavor to collaboratively enhance community safety with their local, state and federal law enforcement partners. The Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization.
- Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ORVOAD)
The Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ORVOAD) is the state chapter of the National VOAD.
The VOAD consists of organizations active in disaster response throughout the state of Oregon.
The VOADs role is to bring organizations together and enable them to understand each other and work together during times of disaster preparedness, response, relief and recovery.
- Oregon Water Agency Response Network (ORWARN)
The Oregon Water/Wastewater Agency Response Network (ORWARN) is composed of member utilities providing voluntary assistance to each other during an emergency incident.
Rapid Emergency Assistance
ORWARN facilitates rapid, short-term deployment of emergency services, in the form of personnel, equipment and materials, that are required to restore critical operations to utilities that have sustained damages from natural or man-made events.
Emergencies transcend jurisdictional boundaries so effective coordination is essential in preserving lives and property. ORWARN is part of a national “utilities helping utilities” effort led by the water and wastewater industry to develop a secure, web-based intrastate resource sharing tool.
Committees / Working Groups
- Seismic Rehabilitation Grant Program
The Seismic Rehabilitation Grant Program (SRGP) is a state of Oregon competitive grant program that provides funding for the seismic rehabilitation of critical public buildings, particularly public schools and emergency services facilities.
- American Red Cross (ARC)
Red Cross volunteers and staff work to deliver vital services – from providing relief and support to those in crisis, to helping you be prepared to respond in emergencies.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC is the nation’s health protection agency, working 24/7 to protect America from health and safety threats, both foreign and domestic. CDC increases the health security of our nation.
- Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
The Department of Homeland Security has a vital mission: to secure the nation from the many threats we face. This requires the dedication of more than 240,000 employees in jobs that range from aviation and border security to emergency response, from cybersecurity analyst to chemical facility inspector. Our duties are wide-ranging, and our goal is clear - keeping America safe.
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Helping people before, during, and after disasters.
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
NOAA is an agency that enriches life through science. Our reach goes from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor as we work to keep the public informed of the changing environment around them.
- U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
We provide science about the natural hazards that threaten lives and livelihoods; the water, energy, minerals, and other natural resources we rely on; the health of our ecosystems and environment; and the impacts of climate and land-use change. Our scientists develop new methods and tools to supply timely, relevant, and useful information about the Earth and its processes.