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Portland Bureau of Emergency Management

Readiness. Response. Recovery.

Phone: 503-823-4375

Fax: 503-823-3903

TDD: 503-823-3947


  • Attend a BEECN training

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.

Interested in becoming a BEECN volunteer? Keep an eye on this webpage. More trainings will be added soon.

Have a group of six people or more? Contact and arrangements can be made to provide a BEECN training at a time and place convenient to you.

BEECN Volunteer Database

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

Find a BEECN site near you

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Video: Introduction to BEECNs

PBEM's Operations Manager, David Blitzer, narrates this video introduction to the BEECN program.

Printable BEECN map

Print out a map showing all 48 BEECN sites.

Printable BEECN mailer

Print out a postcard with a map and information about BEECN sites.

Frequently asked questions about BEECNs

Frequently asked questions about BEECNs.

BEECN Guidelines - DRAFT

This draft document spells out BEECN program policies.

BEECN Volunteer Code of Conduct

This document spells out the conditions participants agree to in order to volunteer with the BEECN program.

Submit feedback

Tell us what you think about the BEECN program.