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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Bureau of Emergency Management

Readiness. Response. Recovery.

Phone: 503-823-4375

Fax: 503-823-3903

TDD: 503-823-3947


A BEECN (short for Basic Earthquake Emergency Communication Node) is a place to go in Portland after a major earthquake to ask for emergency assistance if phone service is down, or report severe damage or injury. Click on the links below to learn more about BEECNs, find a site near you and get prepared for an earthquake.

The May BEECN training (online, using Zoom) will take place Monday 23 May 2022, 6-7:30 pm. More information, including sign up information, can be seen here:

Note: If you have eight or more people an online (using Zoom) or in-person BEECN training can be scheduled at a time and date that works for you. Contact for more information.

BEECN Volunteer Database

Log in to our volunteer database to manage hours and update your personal information. Contact the BEECN Coordinator if you have trouble logging in.