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Do you know how to help your family, friends, and neighbors when an earthquake or other disaster strikes? The City of Portland is offering a free, four-part training starting May 14th to residents interested in becoming Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET) volunteers. NETs are Portland residents trained by the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management and Portland Fire & Rescue to provide emergency disaster assistance.
The training will show NETs how to:
Prepare to be self-sufficient during any emergency.
Provide emergency assistance to their family and immediate neighbors.
Work within an emergency response team to save lives and property.
Guide untrained volunteers who want to help others during a disaster.
The training includes a final field exercise led by Portland firefighters to provide students with a hands-on experience to use fire extinguishers and apply newly-acquired search and rescue and medical triage skills.
To sign up, visit http://www.portlandoregon.gov/pbem/may14. Although the training is free, there are several steps you must complete to register.
In the classroom: (must attend all three dates)
Final field exercise: (choose one date)