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City enhances services during July 2024 emergency heat response

Additional coordination across service areas and jurisdictions is needed to ensure that cooling spaces, employee safety, and outreach meet the community's needs.

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Proclamation honors 30-year anniversary of Neighborhood Emergency Team volunteers

Portland City Council celebrated the 30-year anniversary of the Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET) program with a proclamation on Wednesday, July 10, 2024.

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Improving emergency response through citywide coordination

Every weather event is an opportunity for the City of Portland to identify needs, improve processes and strategize for a more resilient Portland.

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Ernie Jones Retires from PBEM

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MAYOR WHEELER DECLARES LOCAL EMERGENCY FOR WINTER WEATHER

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Community Organizations Prepare for Wildfire Smoke

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Early Morning Warning Reached More People than Intended

Approximately 10,100 phone numbers and email addresses received this notification when it was intended to reach only 150 within a two-block radius.

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Prologis provides update on Kmart fire cleanup efforts

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Portland Community Groups and Local Government Gathered to Prepare for Weather Emergencies 

Community organizations who serve Portland’s diverse communities participated in an exercise last week to prepare for emergencies.  

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Disaster Exercise Trained Spanish Speakers in Emergency Response

Photos by Ernest Jones

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Portland Community Groups and Local Government Partners Prepare for Weather Emergencies

Community organizations who serve Portland’s diverse communities are participating in an exercise to prepare for emergencies.

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Snow, Ice and Extreme Weather Response

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PBEM Announces Community Organizations to Receive $300,000 in Grants for Capacity Building and Emergency Resilience

Sixteen community-based organizations were named as grantees of the 2022 Community Resilience and Capacity Building grants.

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Christie, 911 Dispatcher Trainee

“I like being the comforting voice on the other end of the phone.”

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A Decade of Community Preparedness! 

Ten years ago this month, PBEM created the BEECN program.

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Volunteer at a cooling center/misting station

The Portland Bureau of Emergency Management is seeking volunteers to staff cooling centers and misting stations August 11-15, 2021.

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