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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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"Significant" improvements noted in audit of PBEM

After working more than two years to implement recommendations, the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management (PBEM) is pleased to share the results of a new follow-up audit from Portland City Auditor LaVonne Griffin-Valade. In this report, Griffin-Valade highlights "significant" improvements. PBEM has:

  • created an all-new, multi-year strategic plan guiding PBEM's emergency management goals
  • measurably improved coordination among key partners
  • increased public alert and notification capabilities
  • increased the frequency of emergency preparedness training and exercises
  • clarified and codified emergency management roles
  • taken clear, consistent steps in preparing residents for earthquakes and other hazards.