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Portland Bureau of Emergency Management

Readiness. Response. Recovery.

Phone: 503-823-4375

Fax: 503-823-3903

TDD: 503-823-3947

Individuals and Families

The more you have planned out ahead of time, the calmer and more assured your family will be during a disaster or emergency.

  • Take the time to talk about potential disasters.
  • Establish emergency contacts.
  • Practice evacuating your home.
  • Determine two meeting places where your family will reunite.

Use the templates below to help create an emergency plan that works for you and your family..


Prepare! A Resource Guide

Booklet with steps you and your family can take to plan for an emergency.

Prepare! A Resource Guide (large print)

Large print booklet with steps you and your family can take to plan for an emergency.

Family Emergency Plan Template

Template for family emergency planning from the website Ready.gov.

Household and Personal Property Inventory Book

Workbook to help document medical records, insurance, monthly bills and other family records.

Emergency Financial First Aid Kit

Tool to help identify and organize key records to ensure financial stability in the event of an emergency.

Safety Maps

Free online resource from www.safety-maps.org to help make a map for your emergency plan.