By providing information about emergency preparedness, our goal is to educate and empower grassroots organizers to become first responders and reduce the long-term risk to human life and property from man-made and natural disasters.
Your neighbors, friends and coworkers will play key roles in determining your ability to bounce back after a disaster. For an example, listen to this story from National Public Radio, The Key To Disaster Survival? Friends And Neighbors by Shankar Vedantam.
Hazards and Resource Maps
The maps at right show resources (fire stations, hospitals, evacuation routes, etc.) and hazards (faults, flood plains, landslide areas, etc.) for the NWNW coalition area. These are not final; PBEM has collected feedback from neighbors, and will review the maps. We’ll post the updated versions when they are available. Thanks to all of you gave your input to make these maps more comprehensive.
Workshops & Roundtables
The Pearl District Livability Committee is coordinating Emergency Preparedness Roundtable Discussions every other month. The next roundtable is scheduled for September and November 2012. For more information, visit the calendar page or contact Jan Valentine.
Emergency Preparedness & Risk Reduction Resources
Local and State Resources
- Portland Bureau of Emergency Management (PBEM)
- Multnomah County Office of Emergency Management
- Public Alerts
- Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC)
- Preparing for Resilience & Emergency Preparedness (PREP)
- City of Portland “Know Your Neighborhood” Program
- Portland Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET) Facebook Page
- Portland Fire & Rescue map of fire station locations
- Portland Police 72-Hour Emergency Survival Guide (PDF)
- Multnomah County Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) Group
- The Great Oregon ShakeOut
- Residential Seismic Strengthening Guidelines from the Portland Bureau of Development Services (PDF)
Federal and National Resources
- Red Cross
- Red Cross Emergency Contact Card (PDF)
- FEMA Plan & Prepare Guide
Emergency Planning for Businesses
- OSHA Emergency Preparedness Resources
- OSHA Emergency Preparedness Factsheets
- High-rise Evacuation Fact Sheet (PDF)
- Emergency Planning Guide for Small Businesses