Tagged: Emergency

Oregon's 911 System

OPB | June 19, 2014 12:06 p.m.

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.

Responding To 911 Outages In Oregon & Washington

OPB | April 10, 2014 12:06 p.m.

THURSDAY: Service has been restored after a 911 outage that affected both Washington and Oregon. How did this happen?

Audit Finds Problems In Office Of Emergency Management

OPB | Feb. 11, 2014 12:06 p.m.

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.

When Should You Not Call 911?

OPB | Jan. 29, 2014 12:06 p.m.

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.

Recommendations For Emergency 911 Operators

July 16, 2013 12:15 p.m.

A new audit of Portland's Bureau of Emergency Communication says 911 operators need more ongoing training. 

Oregon Earthquake Commission Predicts Potential Catastrophe

Feb. 06, 2013 12:06 p.m.

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

The End of the Tsunami Sirens in Tillamook County

Nov. 02, 2012 12:20 p.m.

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

Getting Prepared

Oct. 30, 2012 12:50 p.m.

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

Expired Medications

Aug. 14, 2012 12:30 p.m.

Drug shortages are leading some Oregon ambulances to resort to carrying expired medications.

On The Job: Emergency Volunteers

Oct. 10, 2011 9:25 a.m.

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

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