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Portland Bureau of Emergency Management

Readiness. Response. Recovery.

Phone: 503-823-4375

Fax: 503-823-3903

TDD: 503-823-3947

Online Basic Preparedness Training

This online, introductory level training offers the basics of personal preparedness. Residents learn to make their households resilient to any type of emergency. Topics include: an overview of hazards in the Portland area, how to assemble an emergnecy kit, how to make a family emergency plan and how to stay informed. Upon completion of this class, participants will be required to pass a short online quiz.

Click here or on the image below to begin the online training.

Begin NET Level 1 training

There are seventeen videos in the series. You can watch each one individually at the following links:

  1. Introduction: What to Do During an Earthquake
  2. Elements of an Emergency Preparedness Kit
  3. Assembling an Emergency Preparedness Kit
  4. Introduction to Neighborhood Emergency Teams (NETs)
  5. Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities
  6. Review: How to Prepare for an Emergency
  7. Preparing Pets for an Emergency
  8. Emergency Sanitation and Hygiene
  9. Earthquake Awareness
  10. Volcano Awareness
  11. Tsunami Awareness
  12. Landslide Awareness
  13. Flood, Tornado and Windstorm Awareness
  14. Wildland/Urban Interface Fire Awareness
  15. Planning for Resilience & Emergency Preparedness (PREP)
  16. How to Shut Off Utilities
  17. Understanding Smoke Detectors

Once you have finished watching each video, click here or on the image below to take the online quiz. You will be asked to enter a username and password. Contact Jeremy Van Keuren for log-in information.