The Alameda NET Team needs you! Seats for the Fall 2011 Portland NET Training Classes are still available but going fast. The course is four hours a week (either Wednesday nights or Saturday mornings) for 8 weeks including the Final Field Exam. Everyone over 14 years of age is encouraged to attend.
Neighborhood Emergency Teams (NETs) are residents trained by the Portland Office of Emergency Management and Portland Fire & Rescue to provide emergency disaster assistance within their own neighborhoods. NET members are:
- Prepared for self-sufficiency for 72 hours in any emergency.
- Able to provide emergency assistance to their family and immediate neighbors.
- Able to work as an emergency response team to save lives and property in their neighborhood in the event of a major disaster.
- Able to guide untrained volunteers who want to help others when disaster strikes.
The City of Portland offers the NET training at no cost to people who live or work in Portland, and is committed to training and organizing a team in each of the city’s 95 neighborhoods. Sign up for the classes on the POEM website at tinyurl.com/24atk5.