A BEECN is a place to go in Portland after a major earthquake to ask for emergency assistance if phone service is down, or report severe damage or injury. Click on the links below to learn more about BEECNs, find a site near you and get prepared for an earthquake.
Visit www.publicalerts.org to sign up to receive emergency alerts.
PBEM's Operations Manager, David Blitzer, narrates this video introduction to the BEECN program.
Print out a map showing all 48 BEECN sites.
Print out a postcard with a map and information about BEECN sites.
Search for nearby BEECN sites by address.
Frequently asked questions about BEECNs.
Free iPhone/iPad app Survive! that includes a map with Portland's Basic Earthquake Emergency Communication Nodes (BEECNs).
Emergency preparedness and information apps for smartphones, including iPhones and Androids.
Basic supplies to include in an emergency kit.
Resources on residential seismic strengthening from Portland's Bureau of Development Services (BDS).
Brochure "Living on Shaky Ground: How to Survive Earthquakes and Tsunamis in Oregon."
Information about Portland's NET program and how you can get involved.
Excel spreadsheet with location information for each of Portland's Basic Earthquake Emergency Communication Node (BEECN) sites.
Tell us what you think about the BEECN program.
BEECN information in Spanish.