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Neighborhood Emergency Team Photo (caption credit to Ernest Jones)
Neighborhood Emergency Team Photo (caption credit to Ernest Jones)
Portland Neighborhood Emergency Team volunteers to conduct disaster drill, test community resilience this Saturday (4/7) (Photo) - 04/05/18

On Saturday, April 7th, more than 200 Portland Neighborhood Emergency Team - or NET - volunteers from 26 neighborhoods will participate in a disaster drill throughout the city. NETs are volunteers trained by the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management and Portland Fire & Rescue to help their families and neighbors in an earthquake or other major disaster.

Local media are invited to observe the drill at Peninsula Park (700 N Rosa Parks Way, Portland OR 97217). Starting at 2 p.m., NETs will gather at meeting points in their neighborhoods and test important skills they will need in a disaster, including:

  • Communicating using amateur radio;
  • Setting up first aid stations;
  • Conducting search and rescue; and
  • Identifying unsafe buildings.

For more information about the NET program, visit www.portlandoregon.gov/net.

WHAT: Neighborhood Emergency Team disaster drill

WHEN: Saturday, April 7, 2018 from 2-5 p.m.

WHERE: Peninsula Park (700 N Rosa Parks Way, Portland OR 97217) on the northeast side next to the tennis courts

ON-SITE CONTACT: Michael Colvin, (503) 974-6307

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