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Portland NET Teams

Welcome to the Portland Neighborhood Emergency Teams Community Portal


The website is maintained by NET members as a resource for NET members.  

What resources can you find here?

  • A community forum you may use to communicate with your NET Community
  • A Database of information and tools that may support you as a volunteer. 
  • A Map that can help you find your way. 

In the event of a citywide or regional emergency such as a severe winter storm, flood or major earthquake, households need to be prepared to be on their own for at least a week. Neighborhoods need to be prepared for self-sufficiency, too. Volunteer neighborhood rescuers will likely be first on-the-scene when firefighters and police are slowed by impassable streets or overwhelmed by calls for 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. NET members are:

  1. Prepared to be self-sufficient for one week during any emergency.
  2. Able to provide emergency assistance to their family and immediate neighbors.
  3. Able to work within an emergency response team to save lives and property in their neighborhood. 
  4. Able to guide untrained volunteers who want to help others during a disaster.

Online Basic Preparedness Training

Online, introductory level training on the basics of personal preparedness.



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  • Events on September 16, 2014
    • September 16: ATC-20 Training for NET
      Starts: 12:00 am
      Ends: September 17, 2014 - 12:00 am

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Throwback Thursday on a Sunday. This is Lee Younglove (still a NET in Laurelhurst) and a few unidentified NET volunteers during an FFE on November 18, 1995. This is one of the tamer pictures...moulage back then was REALLY gory! ...

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