Oregon Department of Emergency Management - OEM

Anderson Readiness Center Building
The Anderson Readiness Center Building in Salem houses the central offices of OEM. (Oregon State Archives Scenic Image 20090126-0149​)

Present Duties

The Oregon Department of Emergency Management (OEM) maintains a statewide emergency response system for emergency and disaster notifications and coordination. OEM provides statewide leadership to prepare for, respond to, recover from and mitigate against emergencies and disasters regardless of cause. OEM provides leadership through its three divisions: The Director’s Office, Preparedness and Response and Mitigation and Recovery Services.

OEM supports state agency, local and tribal governments’ efforts to reduce disaster risk and manage the consequences of emergencies and disasters through grant funding to local and tribal governments, a network of regional emergency management coordinators, the state’s search and rescue program and the state’s 9-1-1 Program. The Drought Council, Local Government Emergency Management Advisory Council and the Oregon Seismic Safety Advisory Commission (OSSPAC) are also under OEM’s purview.​
Agency Website​

Contact Information

Mail: PO Box 14370, Salem 97309-5062
Phone: 503-378-2911; TTY: 503-373-7857
Fax: 503-373-7833
Contact: Erin McMahon, ​Director
Administrative Rules Coordinator: See Contact List for Emergency Management​

Legal & Legislative Information

Statutory Authority: ORS Chapter 401

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