Welcome to the website of Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ORVOAD)


Link to the full  Weekly Newsletter (PDF)


Update from Friday, 5/5/17


Hi Oregon VOAD Members and Partners,


My apologies for not getting a weekly update out last week. 


This week we complete our discussion of the four C’s by highlighting my favorite C of all – Cooperation.  We also have quite a bit of information about upcoming COAD meetings throughout the state and a reminder of our Oregon VOAD meeting on May 23rd.   There have been a good number of workshops and conferences and I want to hold off on talking about these until we all meet for the VOAD meeting as I feel it’s best to share this information so we can ask questions.


Recent rains and flooding continue to impact communities around the state.  Oregon VOAD has not been informed of unmet needs at this time, but if you know of any needs, please communicate those to me ASAP and we can pull together a conference call to inform the total membership. 


I look forward to your participation at our next meeting and until then stay warm and dry,



Karen Layng, our OEM VAL has some great training information, so I have added the email and attachments.


Here is the updated OEM Training Calendar and several more training opportunities.


Current Training Calendar on OEM Training Page: http://www.oregon.gov/oem/emresources/Pages/Training.aspx

FEMA Region X Training calendar: http://fema.mhsoftware.com/ViewNonBannerMonth.html


Special announcements attached:

  • May 22-25, 2017: ArcGIS for Emergency Managers
  • May 31 – June 1, 2017: Mission Essential Functions Workshop
  • Variety of dates: Course Vacancies Announcement for several All-Hazards Position Specific Train-the-Trainer Classes




Oregon VOAD, President



Syndicate content