NETCamp 2023 Class Schedule
Revision 1, July 20, 2023
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Disaster first Aid FORUM
HADLEY bROOKS, 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 Life-saving intervention
Ed Myers, md, WFR
Learn how to size up a scene, perform a primary assessment to identify and treat any immediate life threats, and perform a hands-on systematic secondary assessment to identify any other illnesses or injuries. We will also go over medical terminology and documentation. Students will work in teams. Some students will act as mock patients. If you have taken Wilderness First Aid, this class will be a refresher. If you have not yet taken WFA, this class will give you a head start. We will be outside so dress for the elements.
Max 12 participants.
MEDICAL sETUP & OPERATIONS
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, M.D., WFR
Learn how to recognize and treat these life-threatening medical emergencies. We will cover administration of epinephrine by auto-injector (e.g. EpiPen or Adrenoclick) for anaphylaxis, Narcan (naloxone) nasal spray for opioid overdose, and glucagon auto-injector and nasal spray for severe hypoglycemia. Upon successful completion of this class, you will receive certificates authorizing you to administer epinephrine and glucagon (no certificate needed for naloxone).
Max 12 participants.
SEARCH & RESCUE
John legler, net s&r instructor
full ppe required
This is an opportunity to refresh your search & rescue skills, from search markings to extrication to carries. Your input will help drive the directions we go. We'll also explore safe water rescue using a throw bag
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
DISASTER SANITATION: fUNDAMENTALS,
nEW aNSWERS, nEW qUESTIONS
MERILEE KARR, M.D.
Amazingly, Fecal-oral infections regularly kill more people in major disasters than the disaster itself. That’s because sanitation systems protect us from dangerous germs. When those systems break, we are exposed – but low-tech DIY replacements can save many lives. Learn how NETs can save more lives with Disaster Sanitation preparedness than any other intervention. For more information see my website, MerileeDeborahKarr.com.
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.
charging batteries when the grid is down
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
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
PBEM OPERATIONS SPECIALIST
TRAINING & EXERCISE CO-LEAD
As emergency response teams, we make plans: home fire escape plans, family reunification plans, communication plans, and, yes, NET Operations Plans. You know your plans. You know your place on the team. You train to your plans. But guess what? Incidents don’t follow plans. How do we handle the unexpected? How do we move beyond our plans to respond to what’s actually happening with the resources we’ve actually got? Maybe only two NETs deploy. Maybe your cache is locked and the person with the key can’t get to you. The goal of improvisational leadership is to bring us to a place where we can stop, survey our disappointment and discomfort, let go of the parts of the old plans that don’t fit, and work together in the chaos of an emergency to improvise successfully. No prerequisites.
PBEM OPERATIONS SPECIALIST
TRAINING & EXERCISE CO-LEAD
Having and sharing information is critical to a successful deployment, but gaining and maintaining incident-level awareness is a skill. In the Incident Command System this would be the Situation Unit’s work: map and display creation and maintenance; weather monitoring; information gathering, verification, and analysis; anticipation of incident changes and patterns; and creation and sharing of related documentation. We will discuss ways to maintain meaningful situational awareness as a deployed NET Team, what information you might want to gather and how to record it, and how to maintain communication flow and situational awareness between shifts. There are no prerequisites for this class, but for a framework and understanding of the bigger response efforts you will be a part of in a large incident, I suggest you take ICS 100 - bonus if you take ICS 200, too.
EXERCISE DESIGN, CONDUCT & evaluation
PBEM Operations Specialist
Training & Exercise Co-Lead
Looking for something different to do with your NET Team? How about some exercises? Not the kind that find you at the gym. The kind that flex your NET Team muscles and help you prepare for The Big One (and any emergency that is less exciting). We’re going to talk about exercises you can do with your team, how to decide what your exercise should exercise, how to plan and prepare for an exercise, and why you should keep going and use what you learn to do it again. The goal of this class is to give you tools and ideas, and maybe even something to bring back to your team for that next meeting you don’t have a topic for yet. Prerequisite: review your NET team’s ops plan and bring it to class with you. If you don’t have one (no team and/or no plan), review the Pearl District NET Operations Plan instead. Pearl NET Ops Plan v1.2 (10-13-14) (portlandoregon.gov)
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.
AFN* Awareness for nets
*Access & functional needs
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.
"Go ask alice" forum
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.
New, for the first time at NETCamp:
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