OPB | March 30, 2016
We learn about a new safety alert system in Portland. OPB’s Olympia correspondent Austin Jenkins fills us in on the eventful last few weeks of the Washington legislative session. We hear about tribal fishing villages along the Columbia that the federal government has neglected. And we listen back to a conversation with Gayle Tzemach Lemmon about a group of female combat troops who saw combat long before the military opened such roles to women formally.
OPB | May 06, 2015
How do school and law enforcement officials prepare for the worst without traumatizing students and staff?
OPB | Dec. 08, 2014
MONDAY: The city wants to create a place for police to bring someone who is experiencing a mental health crisis.
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.
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.
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.
OPB | June 19, 2014
THURSDAY: Another outage with local 911 systems this week brought up questions about how state agencies and private companies work together to provide 911 service.
OPB | April 10, 2014
THURSDAY: Service has been restored after a 911 outage that affected both Washington and Oregon. How did this happen?
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.
OPB | Jan. 29, 2014
WEDNESDAY: The 911 service provider in Washington County is publishing the most ridiculous calls of the week in an effort to educate people about when not to call 911.
OPB | July 16, 2013
A new audit of Portland's Bureau of Emergency Communication says 911 operators need more ongoing training.
OPB | Feb. 06, 2013
The state's Earthquake Commission finds Oregon is drastically unprepared for an inevitable quake.
OPB | Nov. 02, 2012
Tillamook County plans to stop the use of tsunami sirens in favor of other emergency alert tools.
OPB | Oct. 30, 2012
If an earthquake or a huge storm struck the Pacific Northwest, how would you cope?
OPB | Aug. 14, 2012
Drug shortages are leading some Oregon ambulances to resort to carrying expired medications.
OPB | April 06, 2011
How do ambulance companies operate sustainable businesses in rural areas of the state?
OPB | April 21, 2010
Are Northwest people and places ready for the Cascadia subduction earthquake?