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EMG-1.01 - Basic Emergency Operations Plan


Non-Binding City Policy



WHEREAS, the highest priority of city government is to ensure a safe and peaceful community for all residents; and

WHEREAS, City bureaus have a shared responsibility to reduce the risk posed by earthquakes, floods and other natural and human caused hazards; and

WHEREAS, it is critical that essential services such as 9-1-1 dispatch and police and fire response continue without interruption; and

WHEREAS, the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management helps the City achieve these things by coordinating citywide emergency planning efforts and supporting the efforts of individual bureaus; and

WHEREAS, the primary citywide emergency planning document is the Basic Emergency Operations Plan (BEOP) which provides a framework for how Portland prepares for, reduces the risk of, responds to and recovers from emergencies; and

WHEREAS, the BEOP describes specific roles and responsibilities of City bureaus and how they will coordinate resources and activities with each other and our federal, state, county, regional, private-sector and non-governmental organization partners; and

WHEREAS, the BEOP profiles Portland’s hazard vulnerabilities and the City’s capabilities used to respond to those hazards, and outlines a multi-bureau concept of operations for the coordination of resources at different response levels to an emergency to ensure continuity of essential services; and




NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the update to the Basic Emergency Operations Plan is hereby adopted as a non-binding policy, substantially as set forth in Exhibit A, attached to this resolution.

Link to Exhibit A - Basic Emergency Operations Plan  (PDF Document, 3 MB)



Resolution No. 36358, adopted by City Council November 30, 2005.

Amended by Resolution No. 36452, adopted by City Council October 25, 2006.

Policy moved by Auditor's Office to Emergency Management category from Fire, Rescue and Emergency Management category and renumbered from NCP-FIR-11.01 to NCP-EMG-1.01 March 28, 2008.

Amended by Resolution No. 36869, adopted by City Council July 13, 2011.

Amended by Resolution No. 37011, adopted by City Council April 10, 2013.