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Do Firearms Belong In Emergency Preparedness Kits?

OPB | Aug. 14, 2015

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What Goes Into Planning An Active Shooter Drill?

OPB | May 06, 2015

How do school and law enforcement officials prepare for the worst without traumatizing students and staff?

Lessons For Portland From The Christchurch Earthquake

OPB | Oct. 20, 2014

MONDAY: We'll talk to the director of the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management about her fact-finding mission to Christchurch to see its response to the 2011 earthquake.

Seismic Retrofitting For Oregon Buildings

OPB | Oct. 06, 2014

MONDAY: We'll hear about how prepared Oregon buildings are to withstand a major earthquake, and which ones may be getting upgrades.

Napa Valley Rocked By 6.1 Earthquake

OPB | Aug. 25, 2014

MONDAY: We'll explore the geology behind the quake, the emergency response, and what it all means for the Pacific Northwest.

Audit Finds Problems In Office Of Emergency Management

OPB | Feb. 11, 2014

TUESDAY: An audit released Monday by the Oregon Secretary of State's office suggests that the state's Office of Emergency Management faces internal challenges that could hamper disaster response.

Oregon Earthquake Commission Predicts Potential Catastrophe

OPB | Feb. 06, 2013

The state's Earthquake Commission finds Oregon is drastically unprepared for an inevitable quake.

The End of the Tsunami Sirens in Tillamook County

OPB | Nov. 02, 2012

Tillamook County plans to stop the use of tsunami sirens in favor of other emergency alert tools.

Getting Prepared

OPB | Oct. 30, 2012

If an earthquake or a huge storm struck the Pacific Northwest, how would you cope?

On The Job: Emergency Volunteers

OPB | Oct. 10, 2011

In this installment of our On the Job series, we talk with people who volunteer to be emergency responders.

The Big One

OPB | April 21, 2010

Are Northwest people and places ready for the Cascadia subduction earthquake?

Rx: Personal Values

OPB | Aug. 19, 2009

What do you expect from the healthcare system?