Welcome to Centennial NET! Neighborhood Emergency Teams (NETs) are Portland residents trained by Portland Bureau of Emergency Management and Portland Fire & Rescue to provide emergency disaster assistance within their own neighborhoods. In Centennial, we implement a community resilience approach to preparedness and response.
Centennial NET meets monthly via Zoom, and we welcome all attendees! You do not have to be a trained NET to meet with us. Living, working, or playing in Centennial (or even a next-door neighborhood) works for us. We especially welcome folks from Glenfair, Gresham’s Centennial neighborhood, Pleasant Valley, and Rockwood.
Once each quarter, instead of a regular monthly meeting we hold a joint meeting with the following “Far East” teams: Argay-Parkrose, Hazelwood-Mill Park, Powellhurst-Gilbert, Taborvilla, Rocky Butte West, and Lents. We also field a team for the two annual Citywide Deployment Exercises, which are usually on a Saturday in May and November.
Here is our expected regular meeting schedule for 2022:
- Monday, January 24, 2022, 6–7:30pm
- Tuesday, February 22, 2022, 6–7:30pm
- Monday, March 21, 2022, 6–7:30pm
- Thursday, April 7, 2022, 6:30–8pm (Far East meeting)
- Monday, May 16, 2022, 6–7:30pm
- Tuesday, June 14, 2022, 6–7:30pm
- Thursday, July 7, 2022, 6:30-8 pm (Far East meeting hosted by Centennial NET)
- Tuesday, August 2, 2022, TIME TBD (National Night Out)
- Monday, September 19, 2022, 6–7:30pm
- Thursday, October 6, 2022, 6:30-8 pm (Far East meeting)
- Monday, November 14, 2022, 6–7:30pm
- Monday, December 12, 2022, 6–7:30pm
Visit our public calendar for the latest schedule information and Zoom info, or email CentennialNET@gmail.com for more information.
WAYS TO GET INVOLVED
First, if you’re interested in becoming a trained NET, get signed up! It takes some time, but it’s worth it.
Besides NET training and meetings, there are other ways you can contribute.
- Like our Facebook page or join our group on Nextdoor, or email us to sign up for our team Google Group.
- Organize your block. Use the Map Your Neighborhood program or contact us about other opportunities to organize your immediate neighbors.
- Volunteer for the City of Portland’s 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.
- If there’s another way you’d like to contribute, let us know.