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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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Portland names interim emergency management director

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler names Jonna Papaefthimiou interim director of the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management (PBEM) starting on April 1, 2021.

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The City's Response to COVID-19

Activated in March, 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Portland Emergency Coordination Center (ECC) is tasked with the essential role of coordinating the City’s COVID-19 response and recovery activities. The Portland ECC is staffed by over 80 City employees from many bureaus. 

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