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We are the Portland, Oregon chapter of Romance Writers of America. Our mission is to educate, support, and mentor published and unpublished members in the profession of romance writing. We welcome anyone who is pursuing their dream of writing romance. If you are new to the area or want to learn more about our chapter, feel free to come for a visit. Check out the membership information or send an email to our Secretary at secretary@rosecityromancewriters.com.


(See meeting information below for room number)

Portland Community College Map in PDF

November 12, 2106 – TCB 218

9am Social hour

10am-11:00am. General meeting

11:00-12:30 pm. Workshop


The Basics of Emergency Medical Scenes

Want the next emergency medical scene you write to be as accurate as possible? Then join us for a presentation by Robert Victorino, Chief of Emergency Medical Services for Skamania County. Chief Victorino will cover the basics, from terminology to medications paramedics can administer. He’ll also address the protocols observed in every EMS call, from dispatch to delivering a patient to the hospital. Most importantly for authors, the Chief will devote some time to explaining gunshot wounds, stabbings, head wounds and blunt force traumas.

Robert Victorino started in emergency medical services in 1999. He then worked in the emergency room and on the ambulance in Austin, Texas until moving to Portland in 2008. Currently Chief Victorino teaches the paramedic program at Portland Community College and serves as the Chief of Skamania County Emergency Medical Services in Stevenson, Washington.