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Phone: 503-823-4375

Fax: 503-823-3903

TDD: 503-823-3947

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PBEM's annual report now available

Read PBEM's progress report on what the bureau did in 2014.

PBEM 2014 Annual Report2014 was a busy year at the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management. Over the past 12 months, we:

  • Opened the City's new emergency coordination center;
  • Completed several new disaster plans for debris management, continuity of operations, and damage assessment;
  • Tested Portland's community emergency notification system through PublicAlerts.org;
  • Trained 763 students through classes sponsored by the bureau;
  • Supported the City's response to a major snow and ice storm;
  • Increased the number of active Neighborhood Emergency Team volunteers;
  • Managed $7.9 million in grant funds;
  • And did much, much more.

Please take a few minutes and review our annual progress report for an update on what we've been doing.

And if you want to see where we're headed, check out our three-year strategic plan.