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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 be

Monday 6/29/2020

6 - 7:30 pm

Online: Zoom link will be provided either the afternoon of 6/25/20 or 6/29/20, depending on when you sign up. Participants must be able to view the Zoom screen in order to participate (no audio-only option for this training).

BEECN Training sign up here:

If you have a group of eight people or more please contact and arrangements can be made to provide a free, 90-minute BEECN training at a time and place convenient for you.