The Collins View-Marshall Park-Riverdale Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET) has a new Team Lead
Brenda Cox Nuckton has been elected by unanimous vote to assume the duties of Team Lead for the extended CV-MP-Rd NET as of Dec. 1, 2023! Brenda has been a participating CV NET member for many years, and we welcome her expertise and energy in this new role.
Dr. Bob Fischer, Team Lead (2011-2023), with his enthusiasm, recruiting, volunteering, institutional knowledge and cheerleading has led the CV NET to be one of the largest, most active (innovative and fun!) NET team Citywide. Bob retires as CV NET Team Lead, but will continue as an active participating CV NET member.
What is "NET"!?
Neighborhood Emergency Teams (NETs) are Portland residents trained by Portland Bureau of Emergency Management (PBEM) and Portland Fire & Rescue to provide emergency disaster assistance within their own neighborhoods.
This includes specific training in Medical and Psychological First Aid, Triage, Search and Rescue Procedures, Management of Utilities in a Disaster. Building Damage Assessments and Marking, and Use of Radio's in Emergencies.
There are now over 2,000 trained and active NET volunteers across the city in 97 different neighborhood teams This includes a combined team for the neighborhood of Collins View, Marshall Park and Riverdale (CV//MP/RIV) that now involves 38 active neighborhood NET volunteers.
You can learn what you can do to help, especially by being prepared yourself, by visiting the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management web page
You can find more about this program and its activities across the city, under the NET Resources items on that page, see Active Neighborhood NET Teams...
(Here's a direct Link to the
[Active NET Teams].)
The page you are reading now gathers the some of the important things about Collins View's NET in one place.
NET Team Exercises and Outreach
These reports on NET exercises show the kinds of things NETs are prepared to do.
OCT 2018 - Collins View NET members participated in a city-wide deployment exercise
on October 14, 2018.
APR 2022 - Collins View NET members had at a table at The Trillium Festival on April 2, 2022, handing out lit, and chatting it up.
AUG 2022 - 25 Members from SW NET teams participated in an In-Person exercise
on Saturday, August 27, 2022.
See text and photos
OCT 2023 - 25 Members from SW NET teams signed up and participated in an In-Person exercise on Sunday, October 8, 2023.
See text and photos
Residents ‐ Be Prepared!
Here are all CV NET tips on being prepared for anything and everything, including Earthquakes:
Some NET Facts
FACT: Following a major disaster 95% of people are rescued by a neighbor.
The NET Program is predicated on the understanding that in a major disaster, the vast majority of persons are rescued or given critical aid by well-meaning neighbors and long before professional first responders are available. Neighborhood responders are also likely to be among those inadvertently injured in their attempts to help. The NET program is designed to give active neighborhood volunteers (we often call ourselves Pre-First-Responders) the skills that can best protect themselves as well as provide vital services to neighbors in need.
FACT: After a major disaster people will seek help and try to get help for their neighbors.
For Collins View, our team of trained Pre-First Responders plan to organize a staging area and First Aid facility in the parking lot of the previous St. Mark Church** on Terwilliger at 4th Avenue. The staging area will be used for coordinating medical triage, assessment, communications, search and rescue and other emergency response activities . This is also an area where the NET team hopes to identify other neighbors with skills, supplies and equipment that can be mobilized to help. The team hopes that all neighbors willing and able will plan to stop by the staging area to contribute what they can.
It is anticipated that this staging area will become active within 24 hours after a major disaster. (**2023 update: Staging area is now Riverdale HS Parking Lot.)
The staging area will be used for coordinating medical triage, assessment, communications, search and rescue and other emergency response activities.
BEECN - Basic Earthquake Emergency Communication Node
The Basic Earthquake Emergency Communication Node (BEECN) site is Riverdale High School Parking Lot where a licensed ham radio operator will be stationed under a red canopy. When phone service is down and cell phone towers and networks are overwhelmed after a major earthquake or disaster, our ham radio operator is a critical link to the outside world of professional responders.
DID YOU KNOW? Collins View is the first neighborhood in the city to have a Structured Neighborhood Assessment Plan.
The CV SNAP project divides Collins View into eighteen (19) walkable sectors. Each sector is structured to help make searches more systematic and to help evaluate neighborhood needs after a disaster. Each sector has specific search routes marked on their respective street maps along with checklists for recording conditions and needs. Posted house numbers clarify and facilitate recording location-specific information.
However, trained Collins View NET members are only a fraction of our neighborhood population; thus, most volunteers offering essential skills and materials will be non-NET trained or certified. In spite of this, it is important to understand that untrained volunteers, even those unfamiliar with our streets, can efficiently and effectively perform initial searches and assessments of their own streets before assembling at the Riverdale HS Parking Lot staging area. This system reduces duplicating or omitting searches and provides concrete information rather than vague descriptions.
The reality of a massive earthquake-type disaster is that first responders (police, fire, ambulance) will be overwhelmed. Our Fire Station #10, is very enthusiastic about the Collins View SNAP plan. The specific information provided through our local NET chapter and our organized neighborhood self-help plan allows Fire Station #10 to focus their time, energy and resources where they are most desperately needed at a given time.
For folks in other neighborhoods who want to do their own SNAP assessment, here's a sector chart template, a sector chart without the streets or house numbers filled in.
Go for the Word Doc here: [SNAP sector chart TEMPLATE.doc].
Sector Maps and House Numbers
The Collins View SNAP sector maps & charts are available below and on our Nextdoor social network in the Group section under Neighborhood Emergency Team.
All neighbors are encouraged to print their sectors. Please print out your sector NOW; you may not have electricity to print your map after an earthquake, and this is a good item to keep in your Go Bag. Don't worry — printing these maps does not mean you are volunteering to perform the assessment walk after an emergency. It simply makes the charts available to those who do volunteer to perform initial assessments.
WARNING! The automatic numbers on the right (1, 2, 3, ..) may change if the maps are re-ordered here, or one is split in two, etc. For temporal reference only. 6/5/2017. This too may change.
Terwilliger to Palatine → 1st Ave → Alice