Office of Emergency ManagementPacific Northwest mountains

The Office of Emergency Management coordinates planning and response efforts for hazards that impact Gresham and its residents.

What's going on

May Awareness Topic: Volcanoes and Avalanches

The local peaks of the Cascade Mountain Range are part of the "ring of fire," a ring of volcanic mountains around the Pacific Ocean. Cascade volcanoes have erupted in the recent past and will likely erupt again. Avalanches are another potential hazard in these mountains.

Learn more about volcanoes and avalanches.

What we do

Disaster preparedness

We provide information to help you protect yourself, your family, your home and your pets during emergencies, including tips on how to build an emergency kit, survive an earthquake and develop a fire escape plan.

Visit our disaster preparedness page.


Hazard mitigation

The City has a natural hazards mitigation plan to reduce loss of life and property resulting from natural disasters. This plan identifies resources, information and projects that will help make Gresham residents less vulnerable.

Read our hazard mitigation plan.

Stay informed

National Weather Service
(weather forecast) 

National Weather Service 
(river forecast)

ODOT TripCheck (road conditions)

Sign up for Public Alerts 

Winter weather information 

Wireless emergency alerts 


Other agencies

Local Emergency Planning Committee 

Multnomah County Emergency Management 

Multnomah County Health Department 

Training / Volunteer

Citizen Volunteers in Policing 

Fire Corps 

Neighborhood Watch/Ready Flyer 

Neighborhood Ready Workbook 

Contact us

For more information about the Office of Emergency Management, contact us at 503-618-2432.