Emergency Management Program Overview - About Us

Whole Community Resiliency

Our Staff:

  • Jenny Demaris, County Emergency Manager and Public Health Preparedness Coordinator, joined the Sheriff's Office team September of 2011
  • Samantha Buckley, Assistant County Emergency Manager and Public Health Preparedness Coordinator, joined the Sheriff's Office team July of 2018

Our Volunteers:

  • Emergency Management Volunteers: We currently have 11 Emergency Management Volunteers on our Team, their backgrounds vary from Pharmacist, Pilot-Emergency Tech, Finance Administrator, Dispatcher, USCG Service Member, Police Chief, Healthcare Advocate, Librarian, USCG Civillian Personnel. Our EM Volunteer Team averages over 790 hours each year of donated time.
  • Auxiliary Communications Service Volunteers: We currently have over 70 Amatuer Radio Operator Volunteers on our Team. They regularly test their communication equipment and protocols (monthly), hold at least two full scale communication exercises each year and average over 1,300 hours of donated time to our Lincoln County Sheriff's Office and the communities of Lincoln County.

Emergency Management Program Overview: 

The following link provides a detailed overview on the Emergency Management Program as orchrastrated by the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners through the delegation to the County Sheriff, Curtis Landers. The overview reviews the link between State and Federal guidelines, emergency operation center capabilities, training requirements and emergency declaration guidelines.

Lincoln County Emergency Management Program Overview

Emergency Operations Plan:

The Emergency Operations Plan document guides the Emergency Manager and County Personnel through the guidelines of establishing and Emergency Operations Center for response to small, moderate or catastrophic disaster under the jurisdictional authority of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners. The incident annexes and supporting documents are provided on our public website due to sensistive information about our response plans and resource information. Questions can be directed to the County Emergency Manager.

Lincoln County Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) - Base Blan

Our Partners:

The following is a list of public safety, goverment, private partner and volunteer organizations we work with on a daily basis to plan for, respond to and recover from emergency events. These same partners and methods used for emergency response are also utlized for preplanned events such as mass gatherings, marathons, parades or special VIP events. 

  • Fire Districts
  • Law 
  • Dispatch - Public Safety Answering Points (PSAP)
  • Emergency Medical Services - Ambulance Providers
  • Hospitals and Healthcare Partners
  • Public Health
  • Water Districts
  • Public Works
  • Road Departments
  • Animal Services/Shelter
  • Other Emergency Management Representatives
  • Access and Funcational Needs Support Service Organizations
  • Elementary and Secondary Private and Public School Systems
  • Volunteer Organizations: Community Emergency Response Teams, American Red Cross, Salvation Army
  • State Agencies: Oregon Department of Forestry, Transportation, Health Authority, Emergency Management, Military, State Fire Marhsall, State Police, Parks and Recreation, Geology and Minerals Industries
  • Federal Agencies: US Coast Guard, Navy, FEMA, National Tsunami Warning Center, National Weather Service, Forest Service, Bureau of Land Managemnet

History of Declared Disasters:

  • 1964 Heavy Rains and Flooding (DR-184)
  • 1972 Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-319)
  • 1974 Severe Storms, Snowmelt and Flooding (DR-413)
  • 1994 The El Nino (The Salmon Industry) (DR-1036)
  • 1996 High Winds, Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1099)
  • 1996 Severe Storms and High Winds (DR-1107)
  • 2004 Severe Winter Storms (DR-1510)
  • 2005 Hurricane Katrina Evacuation (EM-3228)
  • 2006 Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides (DR-1632)
  • 2006 Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides (DR-1672)
  • 2007 Severe Winter Storm and Flooding (DR-1683)
  • 2007 Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides (DR-1733)
  • 2011 Severe Winter Storm, Flooding, Mudslides, Landslides, and Debris Flows (DR-1956)
  • 2011 Tsunami Wave Surge (DR-1964)
  • 2012 Severe Winter Storm, Flooding, Landslide, and Mudslides (DR4055)
  • 2014 Severe Winter Storm (DR-4169)
  • 2016 Severe Winter Storms, Straight-Line Winds, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides (DR-4258)

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Assistant EM Samantha Buckley
County Emergency Manager Jenny Demaris
2017 Auxiliary Communications Service Team Photo
USS Portland Commissioning with Clatsop County-OR and Grays Harbar-WA
Crisis Communication Training