Ore. emergency preparedness workshop in Sunriver

SUNRIVER, Ore. - The Oregon Office of Emergency Management 2014 Emergency Preparedness Workshop will take place in Sunriver., Apr. 1-3, with more than 140 state, private, non-profit, county, tribal and city emergency management leaders from throughout Oregon scheduled to attend.

The workshop will provide education and networking opportunities designed to further develop Oregon's disaster resilience capabilities.

"In the past year, Oregon has endured drought, fire and extreme winter weather," said Office of Emergency Management Director Dave Stuckey. "Emergency management is always a challenge and this conference will help Oregon remain collaborative, adaptable and responsive."

The conference will include a variety of presentations from subject matter experts covering all aspects of emergency management including FEMA Assistant Administrator Grants Directorate Brian Kamoie.

Office of Emergency Management Grants Coordinator and Conference Coordinator, Sidra Metzger-Hines, said 34 of 36 Oregon counties and 6 of 9 tribes from Oregon will be represented at the conference.

"This is a great response and the representation of locals at this conference provides an opportunity for Oregon to map the way forward as a whole community when it comes to emergency management," Metzger-Hines explained.

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