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Portland Bureau of Emergency Management

Readiness. Response. Recovery.

Phone: 503-823-4375

Fax: 503-823-3903

TDD: 503-823-3947

"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.