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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Bureau of Emergency Management

Readiness. Response. Recovery.

Phone: 503-823-4375

Fax: 503-823-3903

TDD: 503-823-3947


A BEECN (short for Basic Earthquake Emergency Communication Node) 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.

The next BEECN training will take place online:

Monday, November 9, 2020

6-7:30 p m

More info, including sign up info:

BEECN Volunteer Database

Log in to our volunteer database to manage hours and update your personal information. Contact the BEECN Coordinator if you have trouble logging in.