Partner organizations

Cascadia Prepared collaborates with others working toward similar goals throughout the region:

CREW (Cascadia Region Earthquake Workgroup): a coalition of private and public representatives working together to improve the ability of Cascadia Region communities, businesses and homeowners to reduce the effects of earthquakes. Formed in the 1990s and funded by FEMA.   See their 2013 report, “Cascadia Subduction Zone Earthquakes: A Magnitude 9.0 Earthquake Scenario.”

PREP (Planning for Resilience & Emergency Preparedness): a Portland-centric collaborative effort between citizen volunteers, community groups, and governmental agencies. They have a useful tool kit to “Get Prepared with Your Neighbors” for resilience and a resources page.

Seismic Shift: a new independent nonprofit organization to promote earthquake resilience in Portland.

SNAP (Seattle Neighborhoods Actively Prepare), a city-sponsored program from the Seattle Office of Emergency Management, which works to organize neighbors block by block and includes household preparedness and practice drills.  See “How do I organize my neighborhood?“ for an organizing guide.

OEMA (Oregon Emergency Management Association): a statewide association of emergency managers, emergency responders, government agencies, elected officials, and providers of products, services, or resources who are committed to building strong partnerships to minimize the impacts of disasters on the citizens and communities of Oregon.

OAPA (American Planning Association Oregon Chapter): supports resilience efforts through planning, education and empowerment

Salus Resilience:  offers a unique approach to resilience assessment and planning, providing specific analysis based on individual specialties as well as an integrated approach to planning that allows evaluation of interdependencies and provides a more global viewpoint.

Cascadia Lifelines Program:  Based in OSU Engineering Dept., conducts research that will allow Oregon’s lifeline providers to implement value- and cost-informed decisions to mitigate damage to Pacific Northwest infrastructure as the result of the CSZ earthquakes.