Neighborhood Emergency Team


Arnold Creek is served by the Tryon Creek-Riverdale Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET). This team also includes the Collins View, Marshall Park and South Burlingame neighborhoods.


Emergency staging area for Arnold Creek: Stephenson Elementary School



Monthly meetings are held to review training, discuss current events and plan for emergencies.
Contact: Team Lead Marcel Rodriguez,
When: The second Wednesday of each month, 6:30pm (No meeting July and August)
Where: Stephenson Elementary School, 2627 SW Stephenson St. (MAP


At the January 2016 Arnold Creek Neighborhood Association meeting, a presentation was given on Emergency Preparedness.  A YouTube video was made of the presentation.  We have included a link to the presentation and the resources noted in the program.

The June 2016 meeting was held at Stephenson, outside under the covered area.  During the rain downpour the neighborhood set up the Arnold Creek Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET) tent.  Click the links below for a YouTube video and photos on the setup.

The Stephenson Elementary School Play Structure Seismic Evaluation was completed in September 2016.  The evaluation report link is below and includes good news.



Basic Earthquake Emergency Communication Node (BEECN)

NET equipment cache   NET equipment cache   NET equipment cache

A BEECN is a place to go in Portland after a major earthquake to ask for emergency assistance if phone service is down, or report severe damage or injury. Stephenson Elementary School field is a BEECN site.
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Occasionally, Portland Bureau of Emergency Management (PBEM) conducts a full-scale test of the Basic Earthquake Emergency Communication Nodes (BEECN), including the one located at Stephenson Elementary School. Volunteers deploy to the location of the BEECN equipment cache, set up the tent and communications equipment and establish communication with the nearest fire station via UHF radio provided by PBEM.


Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. neighborhood coalition hazards map


More Information - Join Your Neighborhood Emergency Team

The Tryon Creek-Riverdale Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET) is a volunteer neighborhood group and we need you! The basic training will give you the skills to work with your neighbors to save lives and property during the first 72 hours of any citywide emergency. The skills you'll learn in the free NET training will also help you manage emergencies that you may encounter in daily life. NET volunteers often have opportunities to support neighborhood events and provide disaster assistance. Training and certification are provided by the Portland Brueau of Emergency Management.



Read more and enroll:

Portland Bureau of Emergency Management


Include your pet in emergency plans

  • Add pet food that doesn't require power to prepare to your emergency kit
  • Treats help calm you pet in stressful times
  • Stock enough water for you and your pet
  • Arrange for a safe place for you and your pet to go - don't leave your pet behind
  • Keep a leash close by - pets get disoriented in an emergency and can wander away
  • Put a "rescue my pet(s)" sticker on your doors so police or fire personnel know to rescue your pets