Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET) Training August 10, 17, and 24, 2019

Neighborhood Emergency Teams (NETs) are Portland residents trained by PBEM and Portland Fire & Rescue to provide emergency disaster assistance within their own neighborhoods. NET members are trained to save lives and property until professional responders can arrive. These volunteers are specially trained to help others without putting themselves in harm’s way.

Are you ready to join the Brentwood-Darlington NET?  

There are open spots in the next NET training class over three Saturdays (+ a half-day Final Field Exercise). Here’s how to sign up:

  • STEP 1: Complete the NET registration form.
  • STEP 2: Complete the Online Preparedness Training. Once you have finished watching the videos, take a brief quiz (click on “Registration”). Passing the quiz is a prerequisite for the Basic NET training class.
  • STEP 3: Click here to register for the upcoming classes. The three-day course will be August 10, 17, and 24. If you cannot participate all three days, you may make up missed units in a future cohort.

For additional questions, please check out How do I become a NET member?

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Report Illegal Fireworks

What can you do when you hear/see illegal fireworks?  REPORT IT by calling 503-823-BOOM (503-823-2666)!  

Brentwood-Darlington has a serious issue when it comes to illegal fireworks.  Last year two houses in our community were destroyed by fire due to illegal fireworks.  A few days ago, neighbors found this chunk of metal from a mortar (pictured below) smoldering in their yard. Luckily, no one was injured and no fires were started, this time.

Setting off fireworks before and after the 4th causes undue suffering and stress for children, animals, and veterans in our neighborhood.  Please report illegal fireworks and keep your own festivities safe and confined to the 4th of July. Looking for something fun to do?  Bring the family to the Brentwood-Darlington 4th of July Parade!

Errol Heights Park Temporary Trail Closure

Errol Heights Park Temporary Trail Closure – Expect to see motorized geotechnical boring and excavation equipment in the park on May 14th, 15th, 21st and 22nd. This work will result in a temporary trail closures (signs will be in place when trails are closed) and temporary disturbance of the ground. Please use caution throughout the park as equipment will be moving between several different designated work areas. This work is being done as part of the new park improvements for Errol Heights Park.  For more information please visit the project page.  Click here!

Meal Train

Meal Train helps you help others! 

Know someone who needs a helping hand? Meal Train is a free website that enables you to organize meal-giving for friends or family at a time when they need help most – the arrival of a new baby, a sudden illness or injury, a fire that burns a home, or the loss of a loved one.

At the Meal Train website, you specify your “person in need”, set up a schedule for meal delivery, and invite friends, acquaintances, congregation members, and neighbors to sign up to deliver meals. It’s simple, easy, and free!

Meal Train Plus (at the same website) enables you to organize other kinds of support, such as housework, child care, or lawn care.

FREE-bruary Spay/Neuter Special for Feral and Stray Cats in February!

From Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon: 

The Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon (FCCO) is offering FREE spay/neuter services in February for feral and stray cats. This special is in honor of Spay/Neuter Awareness Month and World Spay Day on February 26th, 2019. Now is the perfect time to spay/neuter cats to prevent litters of kittens in the spring.

Individuals who are feeding feral or stray cats qualify for this special offer, regardless of income or where they live. Services include spay/neuter surgery, vaccines, flea treatment, pain relief medication and an ear-tip for identification. FCCO will also be offering specials for pet cats the last week of February. This special is sponsored by Edward Jones, Shawn Mangum, AAMS, Financial Advisor.

FCCO has humane live traps available to safely catch and transport cats and instructions so even if you haven’t trapped before you’ll be successful. [see trapping video here]

Help the feral and stray cats in your neighborhood this February by improving their welfare and reducing their populations. Surgeries are performed at the FCCO spay/neuter clinic in SW Portland. To schedule an appointment call 503-797-2606 or visit feralcats.com. Space is limited, so call today.