Emergency Management and Preparedness

Emergency management is the organized analysis, planning, decision-making, and assignment of available resources to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from the effects of all hazards. The goals of emergency management are to save lives, prevent injuries, and protect property and the environment.

The City’s Emergency Operations Plan addresses a number of potential threats to the community, including severe weather emergencies, flooding, major fire, hazardous materials, earthquakes, volcanic activity and terrorism.

It is imperative that all citizens be prepared to the extent possible for any disaster. Information is found on this site that will assist you in the event of an emergency. 


Learn how to prepare your home for wildfire (Spanish / English) by taking risk reduction steps that can make your home safer in a wildfire. Visit the National Fire Protection Association for more information about understanding wildfire threats, preparing your home, and Firewise USA.

  1. Prepare for Emergencies 
  2. Earthquake Preparedness
  3. Red Cross Resources
  4. Utility Outages
  5. Plans and Documents
  6. Partner Links
If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, dial 9-1-1
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  1. Emergency Management

    Physical Address
    306 S Water Street
    Silverton, OR 97381

    Phone: 503-874-2206