Douglas County Emergency Management

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At Douglas County Government, we understand the importance of safety and preparedness in the face of crisis. The Douglas County Emergency Management Department is committed to safeguarding our community and ensuring its resilience during challenging times.

The Douglas County Emergency Management Department provides the foundation for our disaster, emergency, and crisis response initiatives.  We plan, coordinate, educate, and support a wide range of activities that help prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters and large-scale emergencies.

Douglas County Emergency Manager Emily Ring is dedicated to protecting and enhancing the quality of life for our community by effectively managing and coordinating resources and educating the public on how to stay safe.  

We strive to minimize the impact of disasters on our residents and support local recovery efforts.  Join us in building a safer, more resilient Douglas County. Together, we can face any challenge that comes our way with strength, unity, and preparedness.

Explore the various facets of our emergency management programs and learn how you, your family, and your business can better prepare for any unforeseen event.

New and Seasonal Information

October – Oregon ShakeOut Day 

Get Ready to Shake Out!  -  Thursday, October 19 at 10:19 am

This year's International ShakeOut Day is October 19, when millions of people worldwide will participate in earthquake and tsunami drills at work, school, or home!   

At 10:19 am (Local Pacific Time) on 10/19, County employees will be joining over 600,000 other participating Oregon businesses and organizations as we learn and understand why it’s important to practice Drop! Cover! and Hold On! during the Great Oregon ShakeOut earthquake and tsunami drill.  We encourage our residents, businesses, schools and agencies to participate in the Great Oregon ShakeOut earthquake and tsunami drill.

The Great Oregon ShakeOut is part of an annual global self-led drill that encourages people to prepare for and practice how to stay safe during an earthquake.   

For more information on earthquake and tsunami preparedness at work and home, including resources for developing an emergency plan, we encourage you visit the websites listed below: 

Remember, in the event of an earthquake or tsunami, remember to Drop! Cover! and Hold On!


For more information on emergency preparedness upcoming events or to get in touch with Emergency Manager Emily Ring, please call or email:

Phone: (541) 440-6025