Work Groups, Sub-Committees,
and Task Forces

RDPO Work Groups, Sub-Committees, and Task Forces are multi-disciplinary groups working on regional 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 sanitation 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. 


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Disaster Debris Management Planning Task Force


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Disaster Messaging Task Force

Creating consistent regional messaging for the public, based on input from subject matter experts in the various RDPO work groups and task forces.


 Photo credit: Tom Banse, OPB

Photo credit: Tom Banse, OPB

Disaster Sanitation Task Force

Addressing the potential public health crisis that could arise after a catastrophic, pipe-breaking event, such as a major earthquake.

  • Chair: Justin Ross, Multnomah County Emergency Management

  • Vice Chair: Scott Johnson, Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency


 Photo: Clark County

Photo: Clark County

Emergency Management Work Group (REMTEC)

Develops regional disaster preparedness capabilities with a focus on capabilities relevant to the emergency management discipline.


 Photo credit: Ernest Jones

Photo credit: Ernest Jones

EOC Training Sub-Committee

Ensure that key personnel 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

Ensures that our region is prepared to respond to large-scale health emergencies.

  • Program Committee Rep: Sherrie Forsloff, Oregon Health Science University

  • Steering Committee Rep: Kathryn Richer, NW Oregon Health Preparedness Organization


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Law Enforcement Work Group 


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Mass Shelter Task Force

Develops guidelines and resources for government and non-government organizations providing mass shelter services.


Mitigation and Recovery Sub-Committee (MITREC)


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Portland Dispatch Centers Consortium (PDCC) 

Ensures inter-jurisdictional communication between regional 9-1-1 centers.  


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Public Health Work Group

Coordinates regional planning 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 Work Group

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


 Photo credit: Regional Water Providers Consortium

Photo credit: Regional Water Providers Consortium

Public Works Work Group 


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Regional Multi-Agency Coordination System (RMACS)

Coordinator: Denise Barrett, RDPO

Coordinator: Kathryn Richer, NW Oregon Health Preparedness Organization


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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