Citywide Deployment Exercises
Twice each year, Portland NET teams participate in a Citywide Deployment Exercise (CDE). This helps us improve our skills, make important revisions to our Operations & Communications Plans, and inform our training plans.
The next Citywide Deployment will be held Sunday, October 8, 2023 from 1 to 4 pm. Team registration is closed by individual registration is open. Active NET members will be assigned to a participating team if their own team has not registered.
Past Citywide Deployment Exercises have been successful at raising the skills of teams and team members regarding of their state of readiness. This October we will give a nod to the Columbus Day Storm of in October 1962 by featuring a simulated major storm during the afternoon of Sunday, October 8th. The planning team will provide a master scenario and a set of injects (simulated events, announcements and requests) to provide a strong sense of reality.
This exercise is being created and orchestrated by NET volunteers. If you have questions or suggestions, or if you’d like to be part of the next planning committee, email NETDeploymentExercise@gmail.com.
After Action Reports from previous Citywide Deployment Exercises.
Photos from Citywide Deployment Exercises
Recordings of NET Training Sessions Relevant to Deployment Exercise
EXERCISE MATERIALS from prior exercises
These materials are intended for Exercise Coordinators and Amateur Radio Operators who are planning the exercise for their team.
- Forms (PBEM Wiki page describing and providing links to all approved forms.)
- ITL Instructions (Instructions for Incident Team Leaders)
- Proctor Instructions (Instructions for Proctors)
- Global Exercise Materials (Google folder containing training refreshers, email templates, forms, and more)
- Exercise Coordinator Guidebook (Tips and timeline to help Exercise Coordinators prepare for the exercise)
- NET Deployment Best Practices (Tips from many NET teams covering all aspects of deployment, including command post setup, resource tracking, volunteer management, radio communications and more!)
- Radio Operator Materials (ARO exercise instructions, training presentation slides, etc.)
Sometimes our brains get a little mushy when we’re presented with a high-stress situation (like a major earthquake). Keep these handy cheat sheets in your pack to help you remember your training!
Here are some other tools your team may find useful in planning and preparing for the exercise:
- PBEM GIS Mapping Tool – This interactive map shows neighborhood boundaries, schools, hospitals, URM buildings, and hazards and may be useful for planning training scenarios. You’ll need to zoom in to see details.
If you have additional deployment resources to share, email them to email@example.com