This is an off shoot of Ready.gov website. They set up the website so that people from all walks of life could help each other out. Here are a few of the elements they offer:
- Regional Discussions: “Connect and collaborate with coalition members near you.”
- Preparedness Discussions: “Learn from and share best practices with members from around the country.”
- Find or add events: “Find events near you or add your events.”
Here are some of the members in the database:
- Businesses/Private Sector
- CERT Groups
- Faith-based Organizations
- News Media
There is a CERT forum on the site. People from all over the nation ask questions, give recommendations and look for people to connect with.
This site is highly recommended if you have a CERT team or are a professional emergency manager who is looking for some great insightful information. But if you don’t fall in those categories, don’t let that stop you from checking them out. There are still plenty of recourses that will help you on your path to becoming a more prepared person.
Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 4:30 PM – Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 7:30 PM (PDT)
University of Portland
5000 N Willamette Blvd
University of Portland Campus Community Emergency Response Team Trainers
The UP CCERT trainers are dedicated team of professionals from all walks of the university driven to ensure faculty, staff, and students are trained in basic emergnecy response. The trainers represent members of the School of Nursing, School of Engineering, Human Resources, and the Public Safety Department.
Register for this event now at :
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Providence Hospital Exercises – volunteer victims and moulage artists needed!
Another great opportunity for practice from our partners at Providence. Plan to arrive 2 hours PRIOR to the start of each exercise – Even with 4 of us last time – it took us the entire 2 hours to get all the victims – looking hurt per Sandi Olsabeck
Like to scream, moan, complain and be difficult?
Do we have a job for you!
Voluntary Victims are needed!!
You can help save lives. Your presence at training drills increases the level of realism for emergency responders. This in turn creates an exercise that offers many of the same stressors and life like elements of a true emergency without the life threatening repercussions.
Who can be a Volunteer Victim?
Anyone of any age who has read the guidelines and signs an agreement (or obtains a signature from their parent or guardian if under 18).
Make sure you wear clothes that can get stained, damaged and wet. In addition, wear appropriate clothes under these such as a swimsuit to ensure you are most comfortable. You may be seen in only the under layer of clothing!
Lunch will be provided for all volunteers! Continue reading
Portland Emergency Management has a job opening for NET Program Specialist.
Here are some details from their post:
- “The NET Program Specialist is responsible for recruiting, training, managing and motivating NET volunteers and activities in coordination with local emergency response plans and National Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) curriculum.”
- “Plans and conducts program outreach; develops information, outreach and educational materials including brochures, handbooks and other guidance documents; organizes NET participation in planned events including planning and carrying out event/activity logistical arrangements.”
- “Serves as PBEM Duty Officer on a rotating basis, which involves monitoring emergency situations, maintaining communication with government officials and the public, as well as activating the City’s Emergency Coordination Center as necessary.” Continue reading