Jan 2017 updates
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Next Team Meeting: Tues Jan 10, 7:00 - 8:30 pm @ Q Center
Team Cache project, radio test/staging area walkabouts, Map Your Neighborhood

Two great MLK Day of Service opportunities

  • Need regular volunteers to install free smoke alarms in Boise and Eliot neighborhoods with the Red Cross on Saturday Jan 14. Sign up:
  • Need NET volunteers with First Aid certifications to staff a booth at the MLK Day celebration on Mon Jan 16. Several shifts are available. Please find more information and RSVP sheet by clicking HERE.
Weds Jan 18th 6:30 - 8:00 @ PCC Cascade
Exercise: Using Forms for Tracking Missions and Staying Organized
All are welcome, though this will be a simulation of the Incident Command Structure (ICS) forms that NETs may be (slightly) more familiar with. The concept is universal: we will need to document things to stay organized for our own benefit and in order to provide updates to first responders. We'll play through a simulated emergency and work together to understand which forms to use, and what important information needs to be documented.

Want to get NET trained?

PBEM is scheduling a Basic NET class for late April/early May (classroom sessions will be spread over 04/29, 05/06, and 05/13). This class will have around 400 - 500 seats in it, and the location will be in inner NE Portland (in the Lloyd District). The waitlist for NET classes is VERY long. If you are interested, email me at and I'll make sure you get on the list for the class.
Team Project Updates
  • Team Cache donations
    • Our team cache wishlist is underway, and a few of us are getting our basements, sheds and closets cleaned out so we can accept donations. After a few more people add their addresses and availability, Katy will post to Nextdoor to ask for donations. This is also an outreach and education opportunity: Each person donating will get a half sheet flier telling them about this team!
    • We can do this call for donations about twice a year. We can fundraise for any remaining items, using the nonprofit Friends of Portland as fiscal sponsor. In parallel, we need to work on getting a spot for team caches in each neighborhood, which goes along with getting access to staging areas at schools, parks, or private land.
  • Team Roles Needed: Ideally 2 each in Eliot, Boise, and Humboldt. Contact Katy at if you're ready to take on a role!
    • Assistant Team Leads - NET trained, ready to take an ICS leadership role like Incident Commander, Operations Chief, Logistics Chief, Rescue Chief and/or offer help to the Team Lead in an administrative capacity such as outreach that can result in new staging area/team cache location agreements and scheduling radio drills, NET refresher trainings and exercises, and other events.
    • Amateur Radio Operators - HAM trained folks, who can be the connection between our NET and nearby Fire Stations and the City ECC when a major disaster disrupts normal communications.
Boise Eliot Humboldt Emergency Team, by count:
  • Non-NETs:  42
  • Active NETs: 8 (2 almost there)
  • NET applicants on waitlist: 15
  • NET Assistant Radio Operators: none
  • NET Assistant Team Leads: none
Updated Operations Plan
Read it here.This link allows anyone to edit the document. Feel free to add comments, questions, or information.
Questions? Email
Boise Emergency Team webpage
Boise/Eliot/Humboldt Facebook page
Portland Prepares BEH page
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