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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

Important NET Documents

The downloadable files on this page represent the core documents of the NET program. These documents govern NET policies, activities and training standards.

NET Guidelines

08/21/2016, 12 MB: Complete electronic version of NET Guidelines with appendices. The Guidelines are the governing policies for the NET program.

CERT Basic Participant Student Manual

06/01/2011, 4.6 MB: The Basic Training curriculum used in the NET program.

NET Task Book

07/03/2017, 6.5 MB: An optional program of advanced NET training.

NET Knots Guidebook

04/21/2015, 2.0 MB: Practice guidebook for the eight knots NETs are advised to focus on.

Minimum Service Contribution (MSC) Guide

08/20/2016, .5 MB: Appendix B excerpted from the Guidelines. Covers activities that credit towards MSC, and how to log MSC hours in volunteer profile.


02/05/2017, 1.08 MB: ICS forms (as found in the CERT Textbook), modified slightly for NET use.

NET Diversity Report

03/05/2014, 2 MB: Report on the current state of ethnic diversity in the NET program, including policy recommendations and action items.

Task Book ED-1 matrix

Describes which tasks can be accomplished individually, with a team, online, and in class