Are you interested in preparing our local community for disasters?
We care about the well-being of our families and love Portland. To promote preparedness, our volunteer** Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET) generally meets up once per month to plan how we can help educate the local community via outreach, while furthering our knowledge and skill-set within our team.
We hold monthly NET Team Planning/Training meetings welcoming non-NET certified attendees to learn more and help out. A big thank you to Alpenrose Dairy for volunteering their facility (Ice Cream Parlor – 6149 SW Shattuck Rd. Portland) to host meetings and various events we offer. Please view the calendar on the right side of this page for upcoming events.
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** NET is based on volunteers only. The Portland Bureau of Emergency Management (PBEM) organization within the City of Portland coordinates the NET program, however NET volunteers are not employed by the City of Portland. NET is an alias for the Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) funded by Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA). As defined by FEMA within Emergency Mgmt. Institute training IS-100, preparedness is “actions taken to plan, equip, train, and exercise to build and sustain the capabilities necessary to prevent, protect against, mitigate the effects of, respond to, and recover from those threats that pose the greatest risk. Within NIM, preparedness focuses on the following elements: planning, procedures and protocols; training and exercises; personnel qualifications, licensure, and certification; and equipment certification.”