The Emergency Management branch for the Northwestern Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is engaged in planning, training, and response activities for natural disasters, national emergencies, and civil support.
Specifically, Northwestern Division Emergency Management executes USACE authorities for:
- Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies including inspecting federal levees and qualifying non-federal levees and floodfighting authorities
- National Emergency Preparedness Program including Continuity of Operations planning for the Northwestern Division
In addition, these organizations support the USACE role as lead of Emergency Support Function 3 (ESF #3) of the National Response Plan (NRP) by supporting the readiness and deployment of USACE volunteers to work on Federally-declared disasters.
The Division Emergency Management office located in Portland, Oregon coordinates the activities of the Emergency Management offices for the districts within the division.