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Radiological Emergency Response
Contact Information

The Radiological Emergency Response program staff can be reached 24 hours a day by calling (971) 673-0490 (Note: an answering service is available when the office is closed).
Other governmental agencies, such as Fire or Police, should access the program by calling the Oregon Emergency Response System (OERS) at 1-800-452-0311


About the Radiological Emergency Response Program

The radiological emergency response program in Portland, Oregon. Radiological Emergency Response program staff respond to approximately 100 emergency calls each year. The staff will answer questions, advise actions, and if necessary, respond to any radiological emergency within the state of Oregon.

Public Health Radiological Emergency Response Plan




Duty Officer - 24 hour Emergency Phone (971) 673-0490


David M. Howe, Section Manager (971) 673-0499
Todd S. Carpenter, Administration & Licensing Manager (971) 673-0500

Richard A. Wendt, Operations/Emergency Response Manager

(971) 673-0505


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