Office of Emergency Management

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

BPA-free water bottleWhat's going on

Water bottle offer

The City has partnered with the Red Cross to offer BPA-free, three-gallon water containers at a discount to Gresham utility account holders at just $5 per bottle (retail value is $15), which will be added to your utility bill. Supplies are limited and customers may order one bottle per account.

To get your water bottle:

  • Send an email to, with the subject line: "Water Bottle Order."
  • Include your name, utility property address and contact information.
  • Pick up your pre-ordered water bottle at Gresham City Hall on May 4 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Contact Robin Pederson for more information at or 503-618-2130.

Learn more about storing water supplies for emergencies.

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 503-618-2567.