Updated: July 10, 2018

Welcome to the Argay-Parkrose NET page. Our team also encompasses Parkrose Heights, Russell and Wilkes neighborhoods. Whether you live or work within our area, we welcome you to join us.

The Argay-Parkrose NET was organized in late 1990’s and really ramped up in 2005. We are a very active team with a wide variety of experience, physical strength and skills. People of all levels are welcome!

Over the years, our team has deployed to many events, including:

  • Guarding the perimeter around downed power lines
  • Assisting at warming and cooling centers
  • Assisting to protect the perimeter at the October 2016 natural gas explosion in NW Portland
  • Sandbagging during potential floods
  • Public Alerts Signups at a Eagle Creek Fire community meeting
  • Providing radio coverage through our Amateur Radio Operators


We hold regular meetings on the fourth (4th) Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8:00PM. Our meetings are held at a variety of places. We discuss safety issues, practice techniques and occasionally have guest speakers of safety topics. Past presentations have included Hazmat information and a presentation by NW Natural Gas on the gas lines that are underground in our neighborhoods.

Once each quarter, we hold a joint meeting with other East County teams. Those meetings are held on the first Thursday of January, April, July and October from 6:30-8:30PM These meetings are held at Sunnyside Adventist Church; 10501 SE Market Street; Portland, OR. The other teams are:

  • Hazelwood-Mill Park
  • Powellhurst-Gilbert
  • Taborvilla

You do not need to be a NET member to attend our meetings. Attending is a great way to learn about the Portland NET program and the community. Attending meetings can also lead to being fast tracked into the Basic Training program to become a NET.


This information is from the 2010 US Census. Population by neighborhood:

  • Argay = 6,006
  • Parkrose = 6,363
  • Parkrose Heights = 6,119
  • Russell = 3,175
  • Wilkes = 8,775
  • Maywood Park = 826
  • Total Population = 31,264


Not everyone is able to become a trained NET and/or attend our meetings, but there are many other ways you can contribute.

  • Organize your block. Use the Map Your Neighborhood program, invite us to do a presentation for your block, and sign up to be a block representative.
  • Volunteer for the City of Portland’s incredibly important BEECN Program. This is an excellent way to participate without much time commitment.
  • Check out trainings and events offered by all of the Neighborhood Emergency Teams throughout the city.
  • Follow the blog and Facebook Group.
  • Help us hang flyers and talk to businesses, schools, religious organizations, apartment communities, etc. We can provide you with talking points, guidance, and materials.
  • If there’s another way you’d like to contribute, let us know.


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Team AROs

Michael Schilmoeller

Larry Kotan

Tim Moore

Richard Mohley




Operations Plan

Updated April 18, 2016

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