Monthly meetings are held to review training, discuss current events and plan for emergencies.
Contact: Team Lead Marcel Rodriguez, email@example.com
When: The second Wednesday of each month, 6:30pm
Where: Capitol Hill Library, 10723 S.W. Capitol Highway (MAP)
No May 2013 meeting. Instead, the team will participate in an exercise with the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management (PBEM) at the Arnold Creek staging area, Stephenson Elementary School. In the month of May, the City of Portland is participating in a series of federally-sponsored regional disaster exercises called PACE Setter. PACE Setter will be the largest regional disaster exercise Portland has participated in since TOPOFF 4 in 2007. As part of PACE Setter, PBEM is conducting a full-scale test of the Basic Earthquake Emergency Communication Nodes (BEECN). The BEECN test will take place over the course of two shifts on Wednesday, May 22nd. Volunteers will: a.) deploy to the location of the BEECN equipment cache; b.) bring the cache to the BEECN site and set up the tent and communications equipment; c.) establish communication with the nearest fire station via UHF radio provided by PBEM.
A BEECN is a place to go in Portland after a major earthquake to ask for emergency assistance if phone service is down, or report severe damage or injury. Stephenson Elementary School field is a BEECN. View map: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/pbem/article/423717.
The Arnold Creek Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET) is a volunteer neighborhood group and we need you! The basic training will give you the skills to work with your neighbors to save lives and property during the first 72 hours of any citywide emergency. The skills you'll learn in the free NET training will also help you manage emergencies that you may encounter in daily life. NET volunteers often have opportunities to support neighborhood events and provide disaster assistance. Training and certification are provided by the Portland Brueau of Emergency Management.