When Emergencies Happen
Keeping You Safe
The City of Beaverton is vulnerable to various natural, technological, and wartime-related hazards that have the potential to affect the safety, health, and welfare of the population and cause damage or destruction to public and private property.
Emergencies of various types, size, intensity, and duration may occur within or near the jurisdictional boundaries of the City with little or no warning. To help you prepare, the Emergency Management Program has posted hazard-specific information on what to do when emergencies happen.
During a major event or disaster the need for emergency service will be greater than the resources available and it will take a longer period of time to meet all the needs. Did you know:
- In Beaverton there are over 80,000 residents in roughly 32,000 single- and multi-family dwellings
- There are 428 paid and volunteer firefighters in all of Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue's service area and 450 regular City employees, including library staff and administrative assistants
- There are countless businesses including 17 assisted living facilities and nursing homes
We take a proactive approach to enhancing the City’s preparedness and educating the public. Since the City’s ability to respond may be limited during disasters, citizens need to be prepared to manage on their own for a minimum of 72 hours and take a proactive approach to enhancing the City’s preparedness and educating the public.