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
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
WAYS TO GET INVOLVED
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 PortlandPrepares.org 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.