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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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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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Portland Parks & Recreation to close several parks to vehicle traffic March 26, 2020

Portland Parks & Recreation will close several parks to vehicle traffic on or by early Thursday morning to help promote safe physical distancing practices and discourage overcrowding.

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Portland and Multnomah County Provide Informational Posters and Flyers for Public Spaces

Print the posts and flyers for use in public spaces. Printable resources that provide information on how to social distance and keep healthy.

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