The Oregon Public Affairs Team (OPAT) for OEM is made up of state agency Public Affairs and Public Information Officers who give up their time to prepare for emergencies and work in the joint information center during a Governor declared state of emergency. Members of OPAT are experienced in public affairs and work through all forms of media to provide valuable information to the people affected by the event. OPAT meets monthly to discuss preparedness and disaster PR strategies. During a disaster event OPAT will be the public's key source of emergency messages.
As a contributor OPAT will take over posting up-to-date information the blog and twitter as well as perform PR duties needed by the disaster's joint information center. We would like to thank the members of OPAT and welcome them to the blog! You can click on their profile to the right to find out more as we build the team.