Parents for Preparedness Planning Tip: 

Did you know: following a major disaster, neighborhood volunteers will likely be the first on the scene to provide help. You can join a Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET) and become trained to respond following an emergency.

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 two weeks 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.

Learn more and sign up:

Get Involved at Hayhurst: join our next meetings April 2nd and May 1, 7pm at Journey’s in Multnomah Village. 

Parents for Preparedness: working with our school to keep our kids safe from threats (human caused emergencies) and hazards (natural disasters, disease outbreaks and accidents).

Contact: Leah Schlechter