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Emergency Preparedness

Recover NW23 Meeting

Recover NW23 COMMUNITY MEETING Monday, JUNE 5 6:00 – 8:00 pm Holiday Inn Express, NW 23rd & Vaughn Refreshments provided The Portland Bureau of Emergency Management and Nob Hill Business Association are co-hosting a community meeting with two key topics: 6 – 6:45 pm · Explosion: What happened on Oct. 19? A representative of the Oregon Public Utility Commission will provide an overview of their investigation into the explosion and fire on NW 23rd and Glisan. The original PUC report is fairly long and includes some government/utility language that can be hard to understand. Representatives from the Oregon PUC, the […]

Mitigation Action Plan Summer Socials

Mitigation Action Plan (The Map) The MAP is the city’s plan to reduce our risks from hazards like floods, landslides, and earthquakes. It tells us how hazard events might affect our city, and the ways city offices plan to reduce those impacts. We want to talk to you about the plan and hear what you think! Summer Social NW August 16th 6:00 – 8:30 pm Wallace Park This will be a very informal, open-house type event. Activities like a liquefaction shake table, and an erupting papier-mache volcano, as well as maps showing the natural hazard risks in the city will be available. We want […]

BEECN Training

After a large earthquake, you could be without phone service for days or weeks. If you’re injured or need supplies, where will you go? Within two days of a quake, Portland intends to activate BEECNs (short for Basic Earthquake Emergency Communication Nodes) at 48 locations around the city. Each BEECN is a place to get information and communicate with public safety responders to get emergency help. A BEECN includes a red tent, a radio, and first aid supplies staffed by volunteers. Check out this short video to see what a BEECN looks like. For the BEECNs to work, we need […]

BEECN Volunteers for Post Disaster Communication

A Basic Earthquake Emergency Communications Node (BEECN)  is a place to go in Portland neighborhoods after a major quake to ask for emergency assistance or to report severe damage or injury. Cell phones, landlines, texting and internet service are not resilient enough to endure the damage anticipated from a Cascadia Subduction Zone Quake. The 48 neighborhood BEECNs in Portland rely on amateur radio to help neighborhoods and local government reach each other. WHAT DOES A BEECN VOLUNETEER DO? BEECN volunteers use a handheld radio from the cache. They talk with an amateur radio operator at the fire station who will […]