Monthly meetings are held to review training, discuss current events and plan for emergencies.
Contact: Team Lead Marcel Rodriguez, firstname.lastname@example.org
When: The second Wednesday of each month, 6:30pm
Where: Stephenson Elementary School, 2627 SW Stephenson St. (MAP)
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 site.
View map: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/pbem/article/423717.
PACE Setter, May 2013: PACE Setter was the largest regional disaster exercise Portland has participated in since TOPOFF 4 in 2007. As part of PACE Setter, Portland Bureau of Emergency Management (PBEM) conducted a full-scale test of the Basic Earthquake Emergency Communication Nodes (BEECN), including the one located at Stephenson Elementary School. Volunteers deployed to the location of the BEECN equipment cache, set up the tent and communications equipment and established communication with the nearest fire station via UHF radio provided by PBEM.
The Tryon Creek-Riverdale 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.