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Dr. Geoff Simmons
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 Disaster Preparedness Information

Family Emergency Plan

Planning for Specific Emergencies


Useful Links:

City of Eugene-
Emergency Management

National Citizen Corps

National CERT

Homeland Security

FEMA Training

Weather & River Forecasts:

NWS Portland

NWS River Forecast

River Level Alerts

River & Weather Alerts



"If disaster strikes, we are prepared!"

Getting Started is Easy!

Being prepared for disasters and emergencies can seem like a big job. Many people don't know where to start, so they never start at all. With Do 1 Thing you can take small steps that make a big difference in an emergency.

Do 1 Thing is a 12-month program that makes it easy for you to prepare yourself, your family, and your community for emergencies or disasters.  Learn more.



In a disaster, your most immediate source of help are the neighbors living around you.

For more info on the Map Your Neighborhood program, click here!

More Resources:

72 hour kit - Suggested List

Family Emergency Plan

FEMA Independant Study Program




Neighborhood Workshops

This spring, a series of workshops are being held for CERT volunteers and other residents interested in disaster preparedness. The goal of these workshops is to lay the foundation for building emergengy plans at the neighborhood level. For more details, and to find out how you can get more involved, contact Lindsey Cullums at 541.682.5640 or

February 19 - Southeast Eugene District @ Hilyard Community Center

March 21 - West Eugene District @ 2nd & Chambers

May 16 - Northeast Eugene and Springfield Districts @ 2nd & Chambers



2015 Training Calendar 

January 7 - Winter weather tabletop exercise

February 4 - Meeting fundamental needs in disaster
                     - Food tasting with THRIVE
                     - Water storage, disinfection and shutoff with EWEB

March 4 - Triage and medical skills review

April 1 - Instructor meeting - No training

May 4 & 6 - Animal response and preparedness

June 3 - Annual meeting

July 1 - Cultural competency training

August 5 - Traffic control training

September 2 - TBD

October 7 - Instructor meeting - No training

November 4 - Fall CERT course - No meeting

December 2 - Volunteer appreciation night


For more information, including locations and times, please contact Lindsey Cullums at 



Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan (NHMP) Update

The City of Eugene and City of Springfield jointly manage a multijurisdictional Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan. The Plan is updated every five years and ensures the two cities are eligible to apply for federal mitigation funding. The cities are in the process of updating the NHMP and extra staffing resources, if available, will enhance the plan and help ensure the project is complete and on time.

Your feedback in this process is valuable to us. Please take a moment to complete this short survey:

Your feedback will help build action items to drive the work of the planners in our area.

Should you have any questions please contact:
Matt McRae
City of Eugene | Risk Services Division




About the CERT Program

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.