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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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PBEM's 2018 annual report is now available

PBEM annual reportThe Portland Bureau of Emergency Management's 2018 annual report is now available. Click here to view the full report.

There were many highlights this year, including...

  • Rewriting Portland's Flood Response Plan.
  • Activating Portland's Emergency Coordination Center in response to the Cully Scrapyard Fire in March.
  • Adding 378 Neighborhood Emergency Team volunteers to the program.
  • Offering emergency preparedness training called Listos in Spanish.
  • Launching a 50th Basic Earthquake Emergency Communications Node (BEECN) site.
  • Connecting with 11,500 people at more than 180 events.
  • Partnering with Latino Network, APANO, and VOZ to organize community resilience efforts.
  • Hosting Dr. Lori Peek for a lecture on how disasters impact historically underserved populations.
  • Working with the Portland Bureau of Development Services to continue efforts to adopt mandatory earthquake retrofits for unreinforced masonry buildings.
  • Making our business continuity planner a permanent position.
  • And more!

Let us know if you have any thoughts on how we did and what we could do better.