Work Groups, Sub-Committees,
and Task Forces

RDPO Work Groups, Sub-Committees, and Task Forces bring together multi-disciplinary representatives from the region to work on disaster preparedness. Each group determines its own members and implements a self-produced annual work plan that supports the goals of the RDPO Strategic Plan.

Sub-Committees are formed when Work Groups need to focus on a specialized topic. Task Forces are created when there are projects that require collaboration among several of the Work Groups, e.g. disaster debris management planning. Task Forces are time-limited, and participation is determined based on specific project needs.

 

 Photo credit: Multnomah County

Photo credit: Multnomah County

Animal MAC Work Group


Citizen Corps Work Group

Works to strengthen and maintain volunteer programs that recruit, train, and support citizens to prepare for and respond safely and effectively to the threats and hazards associated with emergencies. 


 Photo credit: Ernest Jones

Photo credit: Ernest Jones

Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Training Sub-Committee

Works to ensure that key personnel throughout the region are trained on essential functions of Emergency Operations Centers (EOCs) and Emergency Coordination Centers (ECCs). 

  • Chair: Brian Landreth, Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency

  • Vice Chair: Katy Wolf, Portland Bureau of Emergency Management


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Fire/EMS Work Group 


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Healthcare System Work Groups

  • Representative to the Program Committee: Sherrie Forsloff, OHSU

  • Representative to the Steering Committee: Kathryn Richer, NW Oregon Health Preparedness Organization


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Law Enforcement Work Group 


Mitigation and Recovery Sub-Committee (MITREC)


Portland Dispatch Centers Consortium (PDCC) 

Works to ensure interjurisdictional communication between regional 9-1-1 centers.  


Public Health Work Group

Coordinates regional planning efforts to ensure that our region is prepared to respond to large-scale health emergencies.


 Photo credit: Multnomah County

Photo credit: Multnomah County

Public Information Officers (PIO) Work Group

Oversees regional pre- and post-disaster messaging, develops best practices, and ensures a coordinated and speedy communications response to emergencies that impact our region. 


 Photo credit: Regional Water Providers Consortium

Photo credit: Regional Water Providers Consortium

Public Works Work Group 

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Regional Disaster Debris Management Planning Task Force


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Regional Disaster Preparedness Messaging Task Force


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Regional Mass Shelter Task Force


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Regional Multi-Agency Coordination System (RMACS)


 Photo credit: Ernest Jones

Photo credit: Ernest Jones

REMTEC / Emergency Management Work Group

Helps develop the region’s disaster preparedness capabilities with a focus on the core capabilities relevant to the emergency management discipline.


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Resource Management Sub-Committee


 Photo credit: TriMet

Photo credit: TriMet

Transit Work Group 


 Photo credit: Ernest Jones

Photo credit: Ernest Jones

WebEOC Regional Users Group