Benton County, Oregon

Making Benton County a Better Place to Live
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Benton County Sheriff's Office Emergency Services

We are composed of two primary efforts


Emergency Management

The Emergency Management Office plans and directs emergency procedures to protect citizens from natural and human-caused disasters. We work on preparedness for emergencies including emergency response training and exercises and maintaining an Emergency Communications Center where response agencies coordinate actions and allocate resources in an emergency.

This office also develops plans concerning four major areas: response, mitigation, preparedness and recovery. Our goal is to limit Benton county’s exposure to emergencies and disasters while managing them when they do occur. Our office functions as an administrator and facilitator of the efforts in an emergency or disaster situation.

Search And Rescue (SAR)

SAR is a non-profit volunteer unit for the Benton County Sheriff's office. Currently there are approximately 110 volunteers. Volunteers are trained to search for and provide aid to people who are missing, lost, injured, or in imminent danger. The general field of search and rescue includes nine specialty units which are:

  • Amateur Radio Emergency Service
  • Benton County Sheriff's Mounted Posse
  • Corvallis Mountain Rescue
  • Crisis Support Team
  • Marys Peak Search & Rescue
  • Region 3 K9 SAR
  • Sheriff's Office SAR Team
  • Sky SAR
  • Wilderness Response Team

Benton and Linn Counties have joined together to offer a new public safety service to its residents.  Linn-Benton Alert is a notification system that can call or message residents to warn them of impending or occurring emergencies as well as provide critical life-safety instructions when they are needed most. Read more..      

Emergency Services Events/Training Calendar & Presentation Requests

FEBRUARY - Access and Functional Needs

If you or someone you know has a disability or needs assistance to live independently, take additional steps to prepare for emergencies.

Get Informed
• Know what type of natural disasters might occur in your area. Take this into account during preparation.

Make a Communications Plan
• Create a personal support network, and prepare them to assist you with your medical equipment, service animals, and transportation needs.
• Teach someone in your support network to use your life saving devices and medicine.
• Make sure they have a spare key to your residence and know where your emergency supplies are located.
• Have a cell phone and paper contact list ready of regional hospitals, doctors, neighbors, and family and friends—both in and out of your area.
• Talk to your medical services provider about their backup plan, including power failures and treatments during an emergency.
• Practice your plan!

Build Two Emergency Kits
1. This kit includes survival basics: water, food, radio, flashlight, batteries, and first aid for at least one week or longer.
2. This kit contains important medical, personal, and insurance documents and at least one week’s supply of medicine.

2015 Emergency Preparedness calendar.


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