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 on Saturday, October 22, 2022 from 1 to 4PM. We will transition back to an in-person format, with one (1) virtual team in a Zoom room for those who cannot attend in-person. For more information you can email NETDeploymentExercise@gmail.com.
Each team will have an Exercise Coordinator. This person will have information about the planned exercise and will serve as the teams Proctor.
Team Registration information will be sent to Team Leaders. Deadline for teams to register is July 31, 2022
Each individual must also register to participate. An individual registration link will be posted here this summer. The deadline to register is September 3, 2022.
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.
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.
- 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)
- Forms (A comprehensive list of all the forms used in this 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