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Seismic Retrofit Classes Help Oregonians Prepare for Earthquakes - 07/09/18

Information and training sessions on seismic retrofits are scheduled for Baker City and Bend. 

For building owners, building officials, home inspectors, design professionals, home builders, emergency planners, insurers and lenders: FEMA P-50 and FEMA P-50-1, Simplified Seismic Assessment and Retrofit Guidelines for Detached, Single-Family, Wood-Frame Dwellings

This course presents training on the FEMA P-50 and P-50-1 documents, addressing seismic assessment and retrofit of detached single-family wood-frame dwellings. These documents update and expand to national basis the simplified assessment methodology and retrofit guidelines originally developed for use in the City of Los Angeles following the Northridge earthquake (ATC-50 and ATC-50-1). 

BAKER CITY:
When: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Thursday, July 12, 2018
Location: Blue Mountain Community College, 3275 Baker Street, Baker City, OR 97814
Registration: https://fema-p50-baker-city.eventbrite.com/

BEND:
When: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., Friday, July 13, 2018
Location: Central Oregon Community College Health Careers Center, Room 140, 2600 NW College Way, Bend, OR 97703
Registration: https://fema-p50-bend.eventbrite.com/

The Bend event will also offer a session for homeowners: Will your house stand up to the shaking during Cascadia? A panel of experts offers information on the impact of earthquakes, how to get a home retrofitted, and how to find a contractor who can do seismic retrofits.

When: 6 – 8 p.m., Friday, July 13, 2018 
Location: Central Oregon Community College Health Careers Center, Room 140, 2600 NW College Way, Bend, OR 97703
Registration: https://fema-p50-bend.eventbrite.com/

For questions or additional information, please contact Althea Rizzo, izzo@state.or.us?subject=RE:%20">althea.rizzo@state.or.us.

Emergency management directors gather in Portland today to sign FEMA Integration Team (FIT) agreement to enhance state preparedness and resilience. Left to right: OEM Director Andrew Phelps, FEMA Region 10 Administrator Mike O'Hare and Interim Director fo
Emergency management directors gather in Portland today to sign FEMA Integration Team (FIT) agreement to enhance state preparedness and resilience. Left to right: OEM Director Andrew Phelps, FEMA Region 10 Administrator Mike O'Hare and Interim Director fo
Oregon Office of Emergency Management Signs Agreement for FEMA Integration Team in Oregon (Photo) - 06/22/18

PORTLAND – June 22, 2018 – FEMA Region 10 Administrator Mike O’Hare visited Oregon today to meet with Oregon Office of Emergency Management Director Andrew Phelps to sign an agreement that launches the FEMA Integration Team Program in the state. The FIT program will embed FEMA staff with state, local, tribal and territorial emergency management partners to increase capabilities and build resilience before, during and after disasters. 

The agreement was signed at Portland Bureau of Emergency Management offices in Portland to underscore the partnership between agencies at all levels of government.

“Oregon is proud to be among the nation’s first states to participate in the FIT program,” said Andrew Phelps. “It will enhance our capacity to support Oregonians in disasters and strengthen our relationship with FEMA through onsite collaboration and communication.”

The signing of the agreement is the first step toward implementing the FIT program. Through the embedded FIT staff, FEMA will provide technical assistance, training and coordination support for a range of program areas including, but not limited to, all hazards planning, exercise design and evaluation, access and functional needs or disability integration, grants management, and risk assessment and analysis.  The program is expected to be underway by late fall, 2018.