Wednesday, June 30, 2010
* Friday, July 2, 2010
* Friday, August 20, 2010
* Friday, November 12, 2010
* Thursday, December 23, 2010
We will be able to respond to major emergency requests, but routine business will not occur on these days. If you have questions, please call us at 503-366-3931 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
By The Daily News
If you are in the Kalama area Tuesday and see a flurry of activity on the Columbia River, there should be no cause for alarm.
Private spill response boats and recovery vessels will be deploying oil boom barriers and tracking buoys and other gear in a test of their ability to quickly deploy equipment in the event of an actual oil spill.
No oil will be used for Tuesday's exercise.
The Washington Department of Ecology will test how well several state-regulated companies can implement their oil spill preparedness plans, including coordinating actions and quickly mobilizing equipment to effectively respond to an oil spill.
This planned drill is being conducted by the Marine Spill Response Corp., a private, nonprofit contractor providing oil-spill response services for 20 companies in Washington.
The Columbia River is a particularly challenging location for the exercise. Shifting sediments can make navigation tricky and participants may have to work in swiftly moving water. Oil tankers, fuel barges, and large cargo vessels make more than 2,300 transits a year in the Columbia River
Source: The Daily News (http://tdn.com/news/local/article_545bfd1c-8282-11df-ab07-001cc4c002e0.html)
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Washington and Oregon residents should not be alarmed to witness a low-flying aircraft over parts of southern Washington and northern Oregon in late-June through July.
Beginning on June 19th and lasting about six weeks, a fixed-wing aircraft monitored by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) will begin collecting and recording geologic measurements over parts of Washington and Oregon.
Scientific equipment is mounted to the aircraft and is designed to map geologic structures beneath the earth. This analysis is part of an ongoing USGS federal research program to identify physical occurrences such as changes in rock types.
The aircraft is controlled by experienced pilots who are specially trained for low-level flying and is operated by Goldak Airborne Surveys, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Editor: In the public interest and in accordance with Federal Aviation Administration regulations, the USGS is announcing this low-level airborne project. Your assistance in publicizing this information is appreciated.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Animal Disease Response Training (AWR-206-1)
Animal Disease Response Training provides the information needed to minimize the effects of animal-centered agricultural emergencies in our community. This course focuses on best practices and safety issues including:
Date: Wednesday September 22, 2010
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location: Clatskanie School District Board Room, 555 Southwest Bryant Street, Clatskanie, OR 97016
This training is specifically geared toward:
Public health officials
Public works personnel
Agriculture producers and workers
Veterinarian and animal health care providers
Emergency medical services personnel
There will be a break for lunch. You may bring your own lunch or dine locally.
We are working to secure DPSST and Veterinary CEU credit for this course.
Click “Register Now”
Friday, June 18, 2010
Release Date: June 17, 2010
Release Number: HQ-10-119
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate today applauded President Obama's appointment of Kenneth Dean Murphy as FEMA Regional Administrator for Region X, which encompasses Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.
"Regional Administrators are crucial to our ability to respond effectively to emergencies based on the needs of the communities we serve," said Fugate. "Kenneth Murphy is an experienced emergency manager who knows the Northwest well and is uniquely qualified to lead our efforts there."
Murphy has served with Oregon Emergency Management since 1999, most recently as the agency's Director. In that role, he was responsible for coordinating preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation activities with state and local emergency services agencies. He also served on the Oregon Homeland Security Council, Oregon's State Interoperability Executive Council, the Governor's Search and Rescue Policy Commission, and the Governor's Recovery Cabinet, as well as FEMA's National Advisory Council.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
For more information, go to http://weather.gov/portland .
Columbia County Emergency Management
For the first time in nearly two years, the Transportation Security Administration will be hiring part-time Transportation Security Officers (TSOs) at Portland International Airport (PDX). We are looking for committed, professional individuals to join our team working 20 hours per week, which provides a great opportunity for area residents to begin or continue a career in Federal Service.
We are particularly interested in reaching out to returning troops as their leadership skills are exactly what we’re looking for at TSA. Currently we can only hire from outside the agency into PT TSO positions, however, after 6 months of employment with TSA, all employees have the opportunity to apply for leadership/management positions – at PDX or any other airport across the country.
TSA is one of 22 agencies within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and our mission is to protect the nation’s transportation systems by ensuring the freedom of movement for people and commerce. The most visible piece of TSA’s responsibilities is the security screening of passengers and their checked luggage at the nation’s airports. TSOs perform a variety of duties related to providing security and protection of air travelers, airports and aircraft. They are responsible for identifying dangerous objects in baggage, cargo and/or on passengers; and preventing those objects from being transported onto aircraft. Additional information about TSA and the Transportation Security Officer responsibilities can be found at www.tsa.gov.
We have scheduled an information forum during which interested individuals may learn more about opportunities with TSA:
Tuesday, June 29th – 6:00 p.m.
Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel
Mt. Hood Ballroom
8235 NE Airport Way
Thank you for your assistance.
Tina A. Burke
Stakeholder & Customer Service Manager for Oregon
Transportation Security Administration
Portland International Airport (PDX)
#503.889.3055 - office
Regional Disaster Preparedness Sr. Program Manager, Portland Urban Area Security Initiative
Approximate Monthly Salary: $6,184- $8,238
In 2008, the City of Portland contracted with CH2MHill to assist in assessing how the Portland Urban Area (PUA) approaches disaster preparedness and to make recommendations for a more cohesive, integrated and efficient organization structure to coordinate regional all-hazards disaster preparedness. The project engaged public and private stakeholders from throughout the City of Portland and the five surrounding counties (Clackamas, Columbia, Multnomah, and Washington Counties in Oregon and Clark County in Washington) in the development of a governance model (Regional Disaster Preparedness Organization) that would establish a coalition of agencies to assure that all-hazard disaster preparedness efforts are efficiently coordinated and effectively integrated within the PUA. The Regional Disaster Preparedness Organization Program Manager will guide the development of, and transition to, a new organizational structure for regional disaster preparedness coordination; provide support to the organization; facilitate development and successful implementation of coordinated regional disaster preparedness strategies, work plans, projects and initiatives; provide for sound financial and grant management; coordinate the work of other regional staff funded by the Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) grant; lead organizational change efforts; and build and maintain strong relationships with and between RDPP committees and stakeholders. The Senior Program Manager is expected to carry out individual responsibilities with initiative, independence and creativity while exercising sound professional judgment and problem-solving skills. This is a grant funded two-year limited term position. Persons appointed to limited term positions will be designated as limited duration employees whose appointment shall not exceed two (2) years except for the extension of grants or funding from outside sources.
Applicants must possess and specifically address in a cover letter and resume the following
- Knowledge of operating principles, practices and procedures of public administration for agencies such as police, fire, and emergency response
- Knowledge of advanced principles, practices, tools and techniques of program planning and management
- Knowledge of principles, practices and methods of budget development and management
- Knowledge of methods and techniques of public outreach including community organizing, partnership and relationship building with a variety of stakeholders
- Ability to analyze difficult and complex program, administrative, operational and organizational objectives and issues, evaluate alternatives and reach sound, logical, fact-based conclusions and recommendations
Please distribute. Interested applicants can find the full announcement and application at http://www.co.multnomah.or.us/jobs/
Experience: Five years of progressively responsible emergency management work for a municipal, state or federal government agency, AND;
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
434 AM PDT WED JUN 2 2010
COAST RANGE OF NORTHWEST OREGON-
CENTRAL COAST RANGE OF WESTERN OREGON-LOWER COLUMBIA-
GREATER PORTLAND METRO AREA-CENTRAL WILLAMETTE VALLEY-
SOUTH WILLAMETTE VALLEY-WESTERN COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE-
NORTHERN OREGON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-NORTHERN OREGON CASCADES-
CASCADE FOOTHILLS IN LANE COUNTY-CASCADES IN LANE COUNTY-
UPPER HOOD RIVER VALLEY-SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADES-WILLAPA HILLS-I-
5 CORRIDOR IN COWLITZ COUNTY-GREATER VANCOUVER AREA-
SOUTH WASHINGTON CASCADE FOOTHILLS-
434 AM PDT WED JUN 2 2010
THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHWEST
OREGON AND SOUTHWEST WASHINGTON.
.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT
HEAVY RAIN AT TIMES TODAY MAY LEAD TO SMALL STREAMS AND URBAN
AREAS TO EXPERIENCE MINOR FLOODING.
.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY
THE PROBABILITY OF WIDESPREAD HAZARDOUS WEATHER IS LOW.
.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...
WEATHER SPOTTERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REPORT SIGNIFICANT WEATHER
CONDITIONS ACCORDING TO STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.
Links to Partner Agencies
- Clatskanie Fire
- Clatskanie Police
- Columbia 911 and CAN Registration
- Columbia County Sheriff
- Columbia County, Oregon Website
- Columbia River Fire and Rescue
- Mist-Birkenfeld Fire District
- Oregon Department of Foresty Wildfire Programs
- Oregon Red Cross
- Ready.gov--Website with Emergency Preparedness Tips
- Scappoose Fire
- Scappoose Police
- St. Helens Police
- The Public Health Foundation of Columbia County
- Vernonia Fire
- Vernonia Police