Neighborhood volunteers are increasingly building community through emergency preparedness efforts. Below, find information about current efforts and general resources to help you prepare. If your neighborhood doesn’t yet have on-going emergency preparedness meetings, please contact staff for information on how you can get started.
The Emergency Preparedness program coordinates emergency preparedness efforts being organized by NWNW neighborhood associations. It also convenes the Emergency Preparedness Working Group, which seeks to develop and implement strategies and programs to assist community members and neighborhood associations to coordinate emergency preparedness efforts at a micro-level. It serves as a link between the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management (PBEM) and new volunteers.
Hazards and Resource Maps
PBEM has produced maps that show resources (fire stations, hospitals, evacuation routes, etc.) and hazards (faults, flood plains, landslide areas, etc.) throughout the NWNW coalition area. Laminated versions are available on loan from the NWNW office.