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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

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Update: citywide BEECN drill in progress

NET volunteers establish radio contactHappening now: 48 BEECN sites across the city are engaged in a first-ever citywide test of the Basic Earthquake Emergency Communication Node (BEECN) system. Starting at 9:00 a.m., westside volunteers began wheeling out the BEECN caches, putting up the tent shelters, reading the instruction manuals and creating from scratch a post-earthquake emergency radio communication network. The practice drill coincides with the regions three-day disaster preparedness exercise known as the Portland Area Capabilities Exercise or "PACE Setter."