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If you are currently experiencing a personal emergency such as a fire, medical or law enforcement emergency, etc. - call 9-1-1.  If an emergency is happening in your neighborhood or local area, tune to a local radio or television station to receive information.

Welcome to the City of Springfield’s Emergency Management Program page.  Here you will find links to lots of resources that will help you prepare yourself, family, home, and business for an emergency.

News and Public Notices

September is National Preparedness Month! The Emergency Management Programs at Springfield, Eugene, and the University of Oregon, along with the Eugene-Springfield Area CERT Volunteers, are teaming up to provide you, your family and friends, and neighborhood three opportunities to learn more about preparing for a disaster. Click here to learn more and view informational flyer.

If you are interested in becoming a CERT, the Fall 2015 class is now open for enrollment. The class will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays for four weeks beginning on October 5th and will conclude with a drill on Saturday, October 31. Seating is limited, so interested participants should contact Devonne Maxey to sign up. Check out the class flyer to learn more.


With September being National Preparedness Month we will post preparedness tips throughout the month here to help you be prepared. Also, check out the resources available on this page to help prepare for a disaster.

This week's preparedness tip: An earthquake can hit at any moment. Check out these resources to help you prepare.



October 15, 2015 is the Great ShakeOut Day in Oregon! Read Governor Brown's proclamation encouraging Oregonians to develop a preparedness plan and participate in an earthquake drill on the Great ShakeOut Day!

Great ShakeOut Proclamation by Governor Brown


Check out the 2014 Eugene-Springfield Multi-Jurisdictional Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan to learn how it will help our communities in planning and preparing for an natural emergency event.


Make a Plan.  Make a Kit.  Be Informed. Be Ready.
You never know when an emergency may strike our area.  It is important that you are

prepared and know what to do to protect your family and your property. 

Ask yourself these questions.

  • Do I know what emergencies or disasters are most likely to occur in this area?
  • Do I have a family disaster plan in place and have we practiced it?
  • Do I know where I can go for help in the case of an emergency?
  • Do I have an emergency preparedness kit?
  • Has anyone in my household been trained in the proper actions to take in the

              event of an emergency?


If you answered "No" to any of these questions there are a number or resources available to help you prepare for any event. 

Video:  Preparing Makes Sense        Prepararse Tiene Sentido

Emergency Preparedness Kit

Alert Me logo CENS Alert Me logo

Do you want to be alerted of emergencies by cell phone as they occur?

Register with CENS Alert Me and you will be notified of natural disasters, missing child alerts, emergency evacuation notices, hazardous materials alerts, tsunami warnings and other possible neighborhood emergencies.

Program Oversight

The City's Emergency Management Program is currently within the Development and Public Works Department, with a committee of staff members from each City department and oversight by the City Manager.  Chapter 2.800 of the Springfield Municipal Code establishes the authority and responsibility of the Program.

The Eugene/Springfield Emergency Operations Plan approved by Springfield City Council. View the Basic Plan here.

Dam Failure Inundation Maps

In 2014, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completed studies to update the Dam Failure Inundation Maps for their dams in Lane County. Check out this video released by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers about these maps for Lane County.

Develop A Family Disaster Plan
American Red Cross Resources

Prepare a Home and Family Plan

Don't forget to prepare and plan for your pets

Make a Kit


State of Oregon Resources

Oregon Office of Emergency Management Resources


Federal Emergency Management Agency

Are You Ready?

Estás Listo?


Prepare Your Business or Work Place Too!

American Red Cross - Ready Rating Program

FEMA Ready.gov for Businesses


Likely Area Emergencies
Severe Weather

National Weather Service

National Weather Service - Portland

NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards

NOAA National Severe Storms Laboratory

Severe Weather Awareness



American Red Cross - Floods

US Army Corps of Engineers

Living With Dams: Know your Risks

National Flood Insurance Program



American Red Cross - Wildfire

U.S. Fire Administration


American Red Cross - Earthquakes

Living on Shaky Ground

Oregon Resilience Plan

Earthquake Hazards in the Pacific Northwest

National Earthquake Info Center

FEMA Earthquake School Hazard Hunt Game and Poster

FEMA Seven Design and Construction Features Important to Seismic Performance Video


Tsunami (When visiting the Coast)

American Red Cross - Tsunami

Oregon Tsunami Clearinghouse


City of Springfield, Oregon