Citywide Deployment Exercises
Several times each year, Portland NET teams participate in a Citywide Deployment Exercise. This helps us improve our skills, make important revisions to our Operations & Communications Plans, and inform our training plans. The most recent Citywide Deployment Exercise was held on Sunday, November 7, 2021 from 1 to 4 pm using Zoom and Amateur Radio. Each participating team was allocated a separate Zoom room. For more information you can email NETDeploymentExercise@gmail.com.
- Team Registration Form (No longer available as team registration has closed.)
- Individual Registration Form (Registration closed on October 22, 2021.)
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
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