BEND, OR -- Local, state and federal agencies are now working together in an effort to provide easy and quick access to information during emergencies. Coordination began during the 2014 Two Bulls Fire, and has now expanded into the new Central Oregon Emergency Information Network, which launched this month. Participating agencies are involved in public safety, health care, land management and education.
In the event of a multi-jurisdictional emergency, updates will be posted on the network’s website and on Twitter at @COEmergencyInfo.
Officials say the goal is to ensure residents and visitors have timely and accurate information. They also plan to coordinate messaging related to public safety and the governmental response to this summer’s solar eclipse.