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500 NW 6th Street, Dept 6
Grants Pass, OR 97526
Phone: 541-474-5300
Contact: Jenny Hall
Hours: Mon-Fri 9:00-5:00
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Preparedness checklist


Need help but aren't sure where to turn? Trying dialing 2-1-1 for a free and confidential referral to a health or social-service provider.

Or text your ZIP code to "898211".  Services are available Monday - Friday 8 am to 6 pm.  Or search online at any time of the day.  In cases of emergency or disaster, check 211 for the latest information from local authorities.

The Oregon Office of Emergency Management coordinates and maintains a statewide emergency services system for emergency and disaster communications. OEM is divided into three sections: Technology and Response, Mitigation and Recovery, and Plans and Training. OEM awards grant funding to local governments, coordinates search and rescue efforts, and the State 9-1-1 Program. The Drought Council and Oregon Seismic Safety Advisory Commission (OSSPAC) also operate out of OEM.


The Oregon Health Authority is at the forefront of lowering and containing costs, improving quality and increasing access to health care in order to improve the lifelong health of Oregonians. The organizational chart shows the top-level organization of the Oregon Health Authority. OHA is overseen by the nine-member citizen Oregon Health Policy Board working towards comprehensive health reform in our state.


Rogue Valley Fire Prevention Cooperative

  • The co-op is an interagency nonprofit fire service organization
  • It unites agencies engaged in fire prevention and public education
  • It promotes an interagency exchange of ideas, programs and resources in the area of fire prevention and public education
  • It promotes, coordinates and actively supports interagency participation in fire prevention activities
  • It acts as a central agency for the exchange of professional information among its members
  • It obtains a reduction in the number of preventable fires within the jurisdiction of the cooperative


Potential Hazards in Southern Oregon
Learn how to prepare yourself for these potential hazards:

Start preparing today

If disaster strikes your community, you might not have access to food, water, or electricity for some time. By taking time now to prepare emergency water, food and disaster supplies, you can provide for your entire family.

Having an ample supply of clean water is a top priority in an emergency. A normally active person needs to drink at least 2 quarts (a half gallon) of water each day. You will also need water for food preparation and hygiene. Store at least an additional half gallon per person, per day for this.

Even though it is unlikely that an emergency would cut off your food and water supplies for two weeks, consider maintaining a supply that will last that long. You may not need to go out and buy foods to prepare an emergency food supply: you can use the canned goods, dry mixes, and other staples on your cupboard shelves. If you are unable to store this much, store as much as you can.

And don't forget about your pets! They need a kit, too


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