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Portland Bureau of Emergency Management

Readiness. Response. Recovery.

Phone: 503-823-4375

Fax: 503-823-3903

TDD: 503-823-3947

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Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET) training begins November 3

Neighborhood Emergency TeamDuring a major emergency, such as an earthquake, households could be on their own for at least a week or more. People living and working around you will likely be the first to help.

Neighborhood Emergency Teams (NETs) are Portland residents trained by PBEM and Portland Fire & Rescue to provide emergency disaster assistance within their own neighborhoods. NET members are trained to save lives and property until professional responders can arrive. These volunteers are specially trained to help others without putting themselves in harm’s way.

We have open spots in the next NET training class beginning Saturday, November 3. Here's how to sign up:

  • STEP 1: Complete the NET registration form
  • STEP 2: Complete the Online Preparedness Training. Once you have finished watching the videos, take a brief quiz (click on "Registration"). Passing the quiz is a prerequisite for the Basic NET training class; once you pass it, you are cleared to take a Basic NET class.
  • STEP 3: Click here and register for the upcoming class. The course starts 11/3 and includes training on 11/10 and 12/8.

Check out "How do I become a NET member?" for additional questions or call 503-823-4375 with any questions.