Mission: The oregon emergency management association is a statewide organization which promotes emergency management and provides training, educational opportunities and preparedness information to the public, private industry, and other organizations with emergency management responsibilities. Oema conducts an annual four-day conference and holds other courses throughout the year which support emergency management and supplements training provided by the state. Oema lobbies government officials on legislative issues involving emergency management and in particular is working to have comprehensive emergency legislation passed.
Programs: In the 2015-2016 fiscal year, oregon emergency management association (oema) continued its mission by holding a joint conference with washington state emergency management association (wsema)in september 2014 in vancouver, wa. Both training and breakout sessions were offered from national and local agencies to educate and inform regarding subjects relevant to the emergency management profession. Oema continued to promote professionalism in emergency management through the orcems program.