Multnomah County Emergency Management hosts and sponsors a variety of personal and community preparedness classes. All are open to the public and are offered free-of-charge.
Community and Neighborhood Emergency Response Teams (CERT/NET/NERT)
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations.
- City of Portland Neighborhood Emergency Teams
- For areas outside of the City of Portland but within Multnomah County, contact Steven Bullock at 503.988.4233
Map Your Neighborhood
Map Your Neighborhood is a program designed to help neighborhoods prepare for disasters. Developed by the Washington Military Department's Emergency Management Division, this program helps guide neighborhoods in working together as a team to prepare for emergency response after a disaster. Training can be provided by Multnomah County Emergency Management or by independent study and information can be downloaded from the Map Your Neighborhood Website. You can also order MYN pamphlets through the Emergency Preparedness Documents section of our website.
Are You Ready?
Are You Ready? provides a step-by-step approach to disaster preparedness by walking the reader through how to get informed about local emergency plans, how to identify hazards that affect their local area and how to develop and maintain an emergency communications plan and disaster supplies kit. Training can be provided by Multnomah County Emergency Management or by online independent study through the FEMA Independent Study Program.
- FEMA Are You Ready? An In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness (Independent Study Course)
- Are You Ready? Guide from FEMA
Beyond Three Days
Sometimes emergencies and disasters last weeks, or even months, beyond the intial incident. This course provides information on topics such as on long-term emergency planning, family emergency plans, food and water safety and storage, sanitation, and health care.
For more information about any of the above courses, please contact Steven Bullock at 503.988.4233.