Weekly Informational Update


Weekly ORVOAD Informational Update

Friday, July 14, 2017


ORVOAD Members and Partners –


Our next Oregon VOAD Members & Partners meeting is scheduled as a conference on Tuesday, July 18th from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.  This one hour meeting is designed to update our members and partners during this summer season as well as strengthen our skills to use our conference call capabilities.  Our shortened meeting agenda will mean we need to move quickly through the agenda and listen intently to the information provided.  We will talk about:

  • Approval of Meeting minutes from May and Treasure’s Report - Dean
  • 503(c)(3) status report - TBD
  • Mt. West Conference Planning 2018 Report Out - Group
  • InStove Report –Adam
  • Fire Season Report Out – Karen Layng (OEM)
  • Members Updates
  • Trainings Updates


  • Conference Call #: 503-505-7951
    PIN: 12794




HEARTH Conference:

Adam Creighton of InStove is proud to announce the 2017 HEARTH Conference in Cottage Grove, OR on August 17-20, 2017.  This is a wonderful opportunity it learn more about InStove, its products and how the services of your organization can become more resilient through a close partnership with this product line.

Register now online at: www.instove.org/hearth2017

We will be adding several new features this year: the Funder's panel will be on Thursday, August 17th, and the afternoon will feature a "Speed Meets with the Funders" workshop, which will allow nonprofit professionals to connect with foundations and learn whether their programs and strategies are aligned. We will also have capacity-building sessions on how to work with Rotary International, presentations by Oregon impact inventors with humanitarian technologies, a workshop on how to build rocket stoves, and of course, the latest lessons learned from the field in Household and Renewable Energy Technologies, from implementing to monitoring. Friday will focus on building effective partnerships and how to design projects and attract the partners who can help take ideas to scale. Saturday focuses on the role of cook-stoves and other specific household and renewable energy technologies, and models for integrating them into development projects, at both the local level, and a policy level. Sunday features workshops, presentations, and technology demonstrations by Pacific Northwest nonprofits, impact inventors and social entrepreneurs. Additional breakouts will focus on the domestic role of renewable energy technologies in the emergency preparedness context.

We look forward to seeing you there and building the meaningful connections that will help us make an impact!

Warmest regards,

Adam Creighton
Development Director

EARTH EX 2017:

With modern infrastructure networks interconnected on national and global scales, public and private sector leaders are increasingly focusing on multi-sector planning as an essential foundation to support restoration and sustain affected populations in extreme, “Black Sky” hazard scenarios: Subcontinent-scale power outages with cascading infrastructure failures.

Exercise is critical to any successful plan. For multi-sector planning, exercises that encompass all relevant sectors are, therefore, essential.  On August 23, 2017, a remarkable range of corporations, government agencies and NGOs on three continents are partnering together in a multi-sector exercise of unprecedented scale.  Participation in EARTH EX is by invitation only.

For more information, and to request registration, visit EIScouncil.com/EARTHEX.


Spotlight on Oregon and SW Washington COADs -

  • Clackamas County COAD –
    • Meets Quarterly on the 4th Tuesday.
      • Clackamas Community College, 19600 Molalla Ave., Oregon City, OR
    • Contact Jamie Hays for more information
  • Clark County COAD –
    • Meets bi-monthly on the 2rd Tuesday.  Meetings in January, March, May, July, September and November.
    • Contact Anthony Vendetti for meeting dates and times (360) 992-6271
  • Columbia County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)
    • Meets quarterly on the second Tuesday at 1:00 p.m.
      • Meetings are July, October, January and April 
    • Contact Libby Calnon for more information


  • Douglas County COAD –
    • Monthly Community Meeting on the second Wednesday of each month at the UCAN (United Community Action Network) conference room.
      • 280 Kenneth Ford Dr., Roseburg, OR 97470
    • Contact Reed Finlayson, Chair for more information
  • Lane Preparedness Coalition–
  • Lane County COAD –
    • Contact Karen Edmonds, Secretary for more information
      • Next meeting, April 27th from 3-4:30 p.m. at Living Hope Church, 2801 W 18th Ave., Eugene, OR.
  • Linn-Benton COAD –
    • Linn-Benton Counties are kicking off the formation of their COAD with two community meetings.
      • June 29th from 10 a.m. to 12 noon
        • Sunset Building, 4077 SW Research Way, Corvallis, OR
        • Large Conf. Room on 1st floor
  • Contact Sarah Bates or Karen Truong for more information
  • Marion/Polk COAD –


Training Opportunities as Announced by OEM:

Attached are the training announcements for the following courses (Italicized listings are new announcements):

  • July 25-26, 2017: L0548 Continuity of Operations (COOP) Planning Program Manager Course (Wilsonville, OR)
  • July 24-27, 2017: L0312 Fundamentals of Building Science (Lynnwood, WA)
  • August 15, 2017: OpsCenter and RAPTOR Application Trainings (Salem, OR, or webinar)
  • August 23-25, 2017: L0348 Orientation to Mission Assignments for FEMA Staff and Interagency Partners (Camp Murray, WA)
  • September 19-21, 2017: Oregon Emergency Management Association Conference 2017 (Eugene, OR) – for more information http://www.oregonemergency.com/2017-conference/
  • November 7-9, 2017: G0290 Basic Public Information Officers Course/G0291 Joint Information System/Center Planning for Tribal, State, and Local Public Information Officers (Salem, OR)
  • Various trainings announced from Oregon State Fire Marshal’s Office


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

Please contact if you have any questions regarding training or need to send in your FEMA 119 forms for a specific course.

Trainings and Workshops:

Current Happenings & Items for Consideration

  • NEW:  NIMS Alert 03-17 – FEMA Releases 48 Core Capability Development Sheets “to provide state, local, tribal, and territorial jurisdictions with suggestions for how to improve their core capabilities and close capability gaps identified through the Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA), the State Preparedness Report (SPR), or other capability analysis.”  The sheets are posted on the  FEMA Technical Assistance Program Website
  • NOAA has developed CAMEO Chemicals as a free app for iPhone and Android – first responders can now access chemical information, predict chemical reactivity, and share datasheets easily over smartphone or tablet.  Go to here for more information; the apps can be found in the Apple App Store and on Google Play. 
  • The Oregon Business Development Department is proposing a number of changes to the rules governing the Seismic Rehabilitation Grant Program (SRGP).  Among other things, the proposed changes include:

1 – Deleting higher education institutions from the list of eligible applicants

2 – Removing reference to the State Board of Higher Education

3 – Adding new language requiring that school retrofit projects involving shelter facilities meet an immediate occupancy standard

4 – Increasing the maximum grant award to $2.5M

The comment period for these rules ends on July 24, 2017.  Please send your comments by email at mindee.sublette@oregon.gov, or by mail to Mindee Sublette, Rules Coordinator, Business Oregon, 775 Summer Street NE, Suite 200, Salem, OR 97301.  Please use this link to our website to view the full text of the rules http://www.oregon4biz.com/Rules/.

  • UPDATE:  REAL ID – Oregon has been provided another extension for REAL ID enforcement, allowing Federal agencies to accept driver’s licenses from Oregon at Federal facilities and nuclear power plants until October 10, 2017.  After October 10th, Oregon will be considered non-compliant with the REAL ID requirements as they pertain to entering federal facilities that require a person to present identification.  Oregon driver’s licenses will no longer be considered valid for entrance into federal facilities. REAL ID FAQs
  • The most recent Legislative Bill Tracker Report dated June 26, 2017 is attached.  For more information on each bill and committee meetings, go to Workforce :: Your Government .  You may also go here to search for bills by subject/key word. 
  • The Waffle House Index  – an interesting read into how FEMA is monitoring the status of private companies in disaster as an indicator for where to place goods and services.  What private companies here in the Pacific NW could be our index? 


  • NEW & SHORT NOTICE:  The Naval Postgraduate School’s (NPS) Center for Homeland Defense & Security (CHDS) will be delivering informational briefings which will provide details on the Master’s Degree Program, the Executive Leaders Program and other opportunities – including the new Emergency Program for those in the early stages of their career.  Many of their programs and degrees are offered at NO COST to eligible local, tribal, territorial, state, and federal officials!  Flyers attached.  About CHDS.
    • 7/13, 10:00am-11:00am, Legacy/Woodburn Health Center, Woodburn, OR
    • 7/14, 10:00am-11:00am, PPB Training Center, Portland, OR. 
  • 7/17, 1:00pm – 2:00pm.  Hospital Burn Surge Webinar – helping prepare Oregon Hospitals in advance of the Eclipse.  Register here.  The Burn Mass Casualty Plan and Trauma Surge Plan can both be access via the website, http://hospitalemergencypreparedness.org/
  • 7/18, 7-9PM – OMSI Science Pub:  Total Solar Eclipse.  OMSI Science Pub Calendar & Information
  • 7/19 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm.  Free Webinar on Building Codes – Why They Matter, hosted by the Applied Technology Council.  Each participant will receive a certificate for Professional Development hours.  To register, click here
  • NEW:  7/21, 9:00am.  “Plan Your Great ShakeOut Drill” Webinar hosted by FEMA Region X, the Southern California Earthquake Center, and the state Office of Emergency Management.  RSVP here to receive future messages regarding the webinar. 
  • 7/24-7/25 - Pacific NW Disaster Resilience Symposium, Portland Marriott Downtown, $195 for 8 plenary sessions, breakfast, lunches, and receptions.  This symposium will provide attendees with the opportunity to interact face-to-face with elected officials and legislators participating in the PNW Economic Region Summit and increase awareness for important issues like Climate Change, Critical Infrastructure Interdependencies, Cybersecurity, and other key topics.  Register here.
  • 8/3, 7-9PM – OMSI Science Pub:  Total Solar Eclipse.  OMSI Science Pub Calendar & Information
  • 8/14-8/18 – International Volcanoes Meeting in Portland, sponsored by IAVCEI (International Association for Volcanoes and Chemistry of Earth’s Interior).  Oregon Convention Center, Portland.  Special $150 registration fee for emergency response, communications, and education professionals.  Click here for more information and registration.
  • 8/15 7-9pm - OMSI Science Pub:  Volcanoes.  OMSI Science Pub Calendar & Information
  • 8/26-8/27  Southern Cascadia Earthquake Symposium, Medford, OR.  “An educational event for OR and Far Northern California”.  Flyer attached.  For more information contact Larry Masterman, Medford EM Coordinator -  Larry.Masterman@cityofmedford.org

Training & Exercises (in order of training date)

  • 7/17 – Bombing Prevention Awareness Course (AWR-348), Bend, OR.  8am-5pm, tuition is free.  Flyer attached.  This course may be cancelled if it doesn’t meet the minimum # of registrants – register now! 
  • NEW & Short Notice:  7-19-7/21 – Surveillance Detection for Law Enforcement & Security Professionals Course (PER-346), Salem, OR.  3 day course, 24 total training hours.  Flyer attached.
  • The Center for Homeland Defense & Security is now accepting applications for the Emergency Program – “a unique opportunity for homeland security/public safety professionals who are in the early stages of their career.”  Full-time government employees of a local, state, federal, territorial, or tribal homeland security/public safety agency or a private sector employee with security/safety responsibilities are eligible to apply.  Deadline for applications is July 28thApply here.
  • 7/31-8/3 – ICS Curricula Train-the-Trainer (L0449), Lynnwood, WA.  4 day course, 8am-5pm, tuition is free.  Flyer attached.
  • 8/22 – Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Responder Training, Vancouver, WA, 0900-1300.  Call or email Patty Best, WSP patricia.best@wsp.wa.gov to register.  Flyer attached.
  • 9/15-9/17 - Wide Area Search Training, open to volunteers and professionals.  Josephine County SAR Barn in Grants Pass.  For more information on SAR classes contact Scott Lucas at 503-378-3338 or scott.lucas@mil.state.or.us
  • 10/10 & 10/11 - Logistics Course (Day 1) and Logistics Chief’s Course (Day 2), Portland ECC. Tuition is free. Register here for Day 1 and here for Day 2.
  • 10/12 & 10/13 – Pediatric Disaster Response and Emergency Preparedness (MGT-439), Portland State Office Building, Portland, OR.  Morning snack & lunch provided. Go here for more information & to register.
  • 11/6-11/10 – (ISO 22301-LI) Lead Implementer, Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) 5-day course & certification, Portland.  $2900 per individual, flyer attachedRegister here.
  • Regional Training Calendars: 

OEM Training Calendar

RDPO Regional Training Calendar

Washington State EMD Training Calendar

FEMA Region X Training Calendar

FEMA Emergency Management Institute

Jobs/Internships (in order of closing date)

  • NEW:  America Red Cross Community Preparedness Education and Program Manager, San Diego, CA.  No closing date listed.  Apply here.
  • Emergency Management Manager, Puyallup, WA.  First review of applications June 26th, no closing date listed.  Apply here.
  • American Red Cross Portland is seeking a Disaster Workforce Engagement Manager responsible for leading and managing a primarily volunteer team to support and provide disaster workforce engagement in the Cascades Region (OR & SW WA).  Open until filled.  Apply here.

Wildland Fire Suppression Specialist, multiple locations.  The Oregon Military Department hires seasonal Wildland Firefighters each year, typically from June-September.  For more information and to apply, go hereOpen until further notice, may close anytime.



Dean Alby ORVOAD President