Neighborhood Emergency Team



Arnold Creek Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET) meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at  Lewis & Clark College. Contact team leader James Hensel, for room location.

Scott Burns Earthquake Presentation

In May 2018, the Arnold Creek Neighborhood Association hosted a presentation by Portland State Geology Professor Scott Burns. View the photo album here.

Earthquake presentation at Stephenson Elementary School gym

ACNA Emergency Preparedness Presentation

At the January 2016 Arnold Creek Neighborhood Association meeting, a presentation was given on Emergency Preparedness.  A YouTube video was made of the presentation.  View the video here.

Arnold Creek NET Yurt Demonstration

The June 2016 meeting was held outside under the covered area at Stephenson Elementary School. During the rain, neighbors set up the Arnold Creek Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET) yurt.  Watch the video here.

Stephenson Elementary School Covered Structure Seismic Evaluation

A Seismic Evaluation of  the Stephenson Elementary School covered play area structure was completed in September 2016.  The evaluation report includes good news. Read the report here.

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. View map:

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.

More Information - Join Your Neighborhood Emergency Team

The Arnold Creek NET is 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