The City of Portland is proud to honor the volunteers who have commited themselves to be a part of the soulution when emergencies strike. Neighborhood Emergency Teams (NETs) are staffed by local volunteers, all over the city of Portland, to assist Emergency Responders, such as the Fire Bureau and Paramedics, in the event of an emergency.
Listen to Portland Prepared to hear about the roles these volunteers play and how you can become a part of these emergency volunteer teams.
The name doesn't quite do it justice. It's not just for Portland, is it?
Everyone can stand to be a little more prepared in the event of an emergency. Emergencies are everywhere, after all. There are floods and fires and storms a'pleanty in the region and Portland is just one city in the middle of it all. We do have a couple of things going for us, though. We have KBOO and we have the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management. Teaming together, the PBEM will utilize KBOO to inform the citizens of the region in the event of any emergencies or 'Events of Note' that you should be aware of.
Millions of us consider our use of plastic a perfectly normal part of everyday life. We purchase and toss out our plastic products and packaging without giving it a second thought. But Beth Terry began thinking about it in 2007, and when she learned about the toxicity and environmental consequences she was moved to kick her plastic habit.
Portland is the "golden child" city of Oregon. Praised for its commitment to diversity, culture and arts.
But, often overlooked is the diverse cultural enrichment AND scientific exploration in nearby Hillsboro.
Join host, Paula Small, as she welcomes guests from the Washington County Museum to discuss all things, cultural and scientific, happening at the Museum. Washington County Museum recently re-located to downtown Hillsboro to empower all visitors complete access to the MAX station (Blue Line) and the Museum.