This is an example of classes we've offered in the past.
We'll post our 2023 schedule closer to the event!
- 2022 NETCamp CLASS SCHEDULE -
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Disaster first Aid - RESPONSE WITHOUT 911
Mark Meininger, WFr
Courtney Yan, WFR
Mark & Courtney will facilitate an exploration into the differences between everyday first aid and disaster first aid, and why Wilderness First Aid training is such a good fit for NETs. Attendees will discuss the challenges of responding under disaster conditions, receive an overview of the full WFA course and experience some highlights of the training.
A Critical, Life-saving Skill
Ed Myers, md, WFR
In this class you will learn how to size up a scene. You will then perform a primary assessment of the patient to identify and treat any immediate life threats. Next, you will learn and perform a hand-on systematic secondary assessment to identify any other injuries or concerns.
Finally, you will learn how to document your findings so that they can be relayed efficiently and effectively to EMS or other medical providers. Students will work in teams. Some students will act as mock patients. Dress for the elements.
MEDICAL TREATMENT AREA sETUP & OPERATIONS
hAROLD CRAWFORD, wfa instructor
cOURTNEY YAN, wfr
FULL NET PPE REQUIRED
In a disaster deployment, incident command may call upon any one of us to implement an improvised facility, the “Medical Treatment Area”, for stabilization and basic care of injured patients from the time that they have been rescued from immediate danger until they can be evacuated to an established care facility. In this class you will walk through an example of such a facility and learn how to set up and operate such a facility. Among the considerations that will be discussed are: physical arrangements, patient information and tracking, staff management, and logistics.
Emergency Treatment of Severe Allergic Reactions, Opioid Overdose, and Hypoglycemia
Ed myers, md, wfr
Attendees will learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of these life-threatening medical emergencies. We will cover how to administer epinephrine using an auto-injector devise (EpiPen), naloxone (Narcan) via nasal spray. We will also cover the administration of glucagon by nasal spray and by IM injection using a glucagon kit. This is a hands-on class. Training materials will be provided .
SEARCH & RESCUE
sURVIVOR eXTRICATION CHALLENGES
jOHN lEGLER, NET S&R INSTRUCTOR
Full NET PPE Required
Attendees will be presented with challenging entrapments on soft, uneven terrain and will be guided in the use of improvised or alternative equipment and materials, without sacrificing safety or functionality.
Prerequisite: NET Basic FFE Cribbing
Equipment: Full NET PPE Required
SHON CHRISTENSEN, lT, Pf&R
FULL NET PPE REQUIRED
This class will focus on low-angle rescue operations and equipment, which involves the towing of a survivor up a slope of less than 30 degrees. At higher angles, the survivor’s weight is supported predominantly by the rope, requiring greater rescuer training, ongoing practice and additional equipment. NETs are approved for low-angle rescue training only. All rescue equipment provided, however full NET PPE is required.
Recommendations: Review your Basic NET Knots
John legler, net s&r instructor
glenn devitt, pbem
FULL NET PPE REQUIRED
Entering natural waters to save someone often leads to a rescuer's death. Many of these rescues could be accomplished with low risk through the use of a Rescue Throw Bag. In this class you will learn how to use this equipment successfully. We will use any remaining time to refresh other NET rescue skills, such as knots, lifts & carries.
You Survive the Earthquake But Die of Dysentery
MERILEE KARR, M.D.
The course is subtitled “You Survive the Earthquake But Die of Dysentery” for several reasons. The absurd conjunction of life, death, and a role-play game breaks down barriers to thinking about an important but undelightful topic. Second, dysentery and other infections accompany most disasters, and often do far more harm than the catastrophe itself. This class saves lives.
The course covers how mass infections work, the difference between pee and poo, and actions such as building simple toilet stations and incentivizing your sanitation work crew.
Recommended but not required:
My Disaster Sanitation talks to NET in 2020:
Part 1: https://vimeo.com/445440208
Part 2: https://vimeo.com/445458453
Easy-Build Handwashing Station:
EMERGENCY FOOD & WATER
JOHN LEGLER, NET S&R INSTRUCTOR
Examining both "Shelter in Place" and "Bugout" scenarios, thIs course gives you hands-on exposure to water purification & storage solutions as well as short-term, no-cook, and long term food storage solutions and use strategies.
emergency power storage & generation
ed kraus, M.E.
Don’t know where to get started with emergency power? Want to know how to get started without spending a fortune? Focusing on 12 volt, DC solutions, this course will give you enough information to begin figuring it out. How much power do you need and how do you make more when your batteries run out? We will talk about Volts, Watts, Amps, Wires, Connectors, Meters, Batteries, Solar Panels, Generators... how it all hooks together and how you make it work. Watching these videos before NETCamp will allow us to go deeper:
NET Zoom Session 1: https://vimeo.com/685350271
NET Zoom Session 2: https://vimeo.com/685496328
community engagement & outreach
What are NET teams already doing to make connections in our neighborhoods? What tools and strategies are working, and what skills and connections do we need to build? This peer-to-peer conversation is facilitated by team leaders who’ve made this topic a primary focus in team development. The conversation will focus on the role of community engagement and outreach in our NETs, sharing what’s working, and identifying gaps that we could help each other fill.
ics net TOOLBOX
multnomah county emergency management
PREREQUISITE: ICS 100
Join Alice in a discussion about how we can use Incident Command System tools in the immediate aftermath of a catastrophic disaster and in the hours and days that follow. There will be a focus on scene size up, concise reporting, and the What, When & How of documenting the different stages of response. Come prepared for a robust discussion and sharing of ideas and lessons. FEMA's ICS-100 is a required prerequisite for this course.
MULTNOMAH COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
This class will explore the possible roles and risks for NETs in evacuation operations. After first reviewing the basics of evacuation levels, public messaging & alerts, the class with explore more deeply how NETs might prepare and respond to different scenarios.
PBEM BEECN & AR0 PROGRAM COORDINATOR
prerequisite: beecn training
Join this presentation/discussion with BEECN program and NET amateur radio coordinator Ernest Jones. We’ll review BEECN and NET deployment protocols, different modes of communication and what volunteer responders can expect when deployed as members of either (or both) groups. If you are not BEECN trained, the next free online training is on July 25th, from 6:00-7:30.
Info and event registration here: https://bit.ly/3AHe9uU
JEREMY VAN KEUREN
This will be a participatory discussion session (not a lecture). Jeremy is in the process of designing Team Leader curriculum for NET leaders. This time will be spent with Jeremy discussing the topics and ideas he has so far, receiving feedback from participants on those ideas, and soliciting ideas from the group about formats and other prospective topics.
No information available
EXERCISE DESIGN, CONDUCT & evaluation
Learn how to create and lead exercises that will engage operations plans, develop skills, and improve teamwork. We will combine NET approaches drawn from the Citywide Deployment Exercise, Scenario Village, and NETCamp; along with FEMA Homeland Security Exercise Evaluation Program (HSEEP) principles used by emergency management teams across the country. Bring a little vision and excitement and we’ll give you some tools to create awesome exercises!
jeremy van keuren
Jeremy will present on typical formats and elements of Ops Plans, resources available to complete them, and future PBEM expectations of Ops Plans. The presentation will also cover how Volunteer Support Functions (VSFs) will fit into operations planning.
INTRODUCTION TO AMATEUR RADIO OPERATION
This course provides an opportunity to learn about the unique role that Amateur Radio has in NET disaster response, and how it surpasses the capabilities of FRS/GMRS radios. You will also learn about the supportive ARO community that will assist you with your licensing and further training. You will get to try out handheld and other portable radios and to find out whether Amateur Radio is right for you before commiting time & expense. All you need to bring is your curiosity.
INTRODUCTION TO MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID
This course gives an overview of MHFA; what it is and how to use it to support friends, family, co-workers, and other members of your communities. Learn tips and ideas for starting conversations about mental health and substance use, and practice using the skills with scenarios. No prerequisites but a visit to mentalhealthfirstaid.org is recommended.
MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID CHALLENGES
PREREQUISITE: MHFA CERTIFICATION
This course offers a review and skill building for hundred-plus NET Team members already certified in Mental Health First Aid. After a quick review, we will be practicing scenarios, followed by a roundtable discussion of how these skills are used in our communities and sharing of experiences since certification.
SHON CHRISTENSEN, LTh
portland fire & Rescue
The NET Hazardous Materials Awareness class gives the NET volunteer a better understanding of Hazardous materials transportation and storage. The NET volunteer will learn information resources that are available. The signs that Hazardous materials are involved will be discussed. Safety practices for NET to use when Hazardous Materials are involved or released. This class includes discussion of transportation, storage, and release of Hazardous Materials.
ANIMALS IN DISASTER
Translating Critter Communications to Increase Safety & Enhance Bonds
Learn to read body language clues and grasp vital predator / prey distinctions. Walk away with new found knowledge to better communicate without a shared language, thereby decreasing the odds of misadventures with animals and maintain personal life safety before / during / after a disaster. In this abbreviated session we'll focus on dogs (with discussion of cats and livestock as time allows), with various scenarios relevant to animal owners and disaster volunteers.
emergency ANIMAL SHELTERING EXERCISE
Things You Should Know Before Attempting a Neighborhood Shelter
Following a large-scale disaster, we may be isolated in our own neighborhoods for some time. Some may be driven to care for the animals in the vicinity, but this is no simple task. This session consists of an eye-opening emergency animal sheltering (EAS) tabletop exercise (TTX) designed to offer perspective on what it takes to operate an EAS at neighborhood scale.
Fundamentals of Emergency Sheltering by ASPCA
To watch, create a free ASPCA Pro login at the above link.
disabilities in disasters
courtney yan, WFR
washington county emergency management
People with disabilities are disproportionately impacted by disasters, are more likely to be left behind or abandoned due to inaccessible facilities and services, and are often excluded from long-term recovery and reconstruction efforts. In this session, we'll discuss ways we can incorporate access and inclusivity into our NET preparedness and response activities.
New, for the first time anywhere:
shaky grounds cafe
emergency preparedness escape room
emergency preparedness escape room
Be one of the first people anywhere to experience an Escape Room game totally designed around Preparedness and Response. Available in all 4 sessions with a maximum of 7 persons per session. You can learn a little more here.
If you have questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org