For NET (Neighborhood Emergency Team) volunteers in Portland’s CERT program, we provide a full kit with all items required by Portland Bureau of Emergency Management (PBEM), delivered free at the Final Field Exercise. One of Portland Earthquake Kits’ founders is a local NET volunteer who has been through the program, and these items have been selected with this experience in mind.
The items included in this kit are subject to change, although we will aim to always meet the requirements of the program. We welcome any suggestions from NETs or members of the Emergency Management Community regarding any items to include in future kits or criticisms. Help us make this kit better!
For volunteers who need their kits prior to the FFE, please contact us to make the necessary arrangements using the contact form on this site.
Rugged mid-size backpack, large enough to carry everything you need for this kit with room for a water bottle, hat, or other personal or emergency items. Measures 48cm x 26cm x 26cm, 30-35L capacity, weight roughly 2 lbs. Contains 2 separate internal compartments and two front pockets for easy organization. All required NET equipment fits in the large compartment, which has full zipper (3 sides) so it can be completely opened. 2nd internal compartment has 3/4 zipper and is empty for including your own items, as are the front pockets. Comes with molle straps on the front and sides to clip on any extra items, side and bottom straps for compression or longer items, and removable top strap for bulkier items. Fully adjustable shoulder straps, also with molle straps for chest clip-ons.
Trauma/First Aid Kit
Combination first aid and trauma kit for injuries that could include heavy bleeding. Comes with easy-to-read Instruction Sheet.
Our kits include ample first aid supplies, and are designed specifically for bleeding injuries in a mass casualty scenario such as a major earthquake or active shooter incident. An effective and easy-to-use SWAT-T tourniquet is included with instructions, and a SWAT-T Instructional Video can be found in the kit description.
As a NET team member, you are going to find it convenient to have a light source on your helmet. Without electricity you should expect interior environments to be dark, and having your hands free to track walls, write down information, or address any injuries will make your life a lot easier. These basic headlamps take 3 AAA batteries (included) and can flip down in order not to shine in other people’s faces.
Comes with helmet clips so the band will stay on your helmet without sliding off, and 6 AAA Energizer Max long-lasting batteries (10 year life span).
Emergency Radio & USB Charger
Our top choice for value and versatility. FM, AM, and Weather channels and a rechargeable 2000 mAh lithium-ion battery that can be charged via an outlet, small solar panel, or hand crank. 3 AAA Energizer Max long-lasting batteries included (10 year life span).
This radio can be used to charge your cell phones or any other USB-rechargeable device. With no electricity, radios will also be an important source of news and entertainment.
N95 Disposable Healthcare Respirator
Flat-fold, white, universal size. Unlike standard dust masks, N95 respirators provide additional protection against airborne contaminants, including viruses such as the coronavirus.
According to the FDA: “The ‘N95’ designation means that when subjected to careful testing, the respirator blocks at least 95 percent of very small (0.3 micron) test particles. If properly fitted, the filtration capabilities of N95 respirators exceed those of face masks. However, even a properly fitted N95 respirator does not completely eliminate the risk of illness or death.”
Duct Tape (1)
One roll of Duck brand duct tape, 10 yards, per requirements.
On Duty 4 in 1 Tool
On Duty’s 4 in 1 Tool is used to turn off residential gas or water, or for prying open doors or windows.
These lightweight plastic glasses are easier to see through and breathe better than full safety goggles, which can fog up. They can be worn on their own, and have a lip along the brow to sit comfortably over prescription glasses. They also cling to the sides of your head so they don’t fall off when you lean over, which is important when doing paperwork or attending to injuries.
15 Inch Pry Bar
This pry bar fits comfortably in your backpack, is not too heavy, and can be used to pry open a door or lift a heavy object high enough to get fingers under.
Standard hard-cap knee pads, which you will need for tending to injured people, among other things.
Textured Palm Work Gloves
Leather work gloves are nice for moving debris, but the reality of working on a NET team is that you won’t be spending as much time picking up rubble as you will writing things down, using your hand radios, or digging things out of your backpack. These are comfortable, form fitting, and are easy to use for tasks that require dexterity while having the protection you need in handling rough objects. One note of caution though: never use a synthetic glove for picking up burning or extremely hot items.
Gloves are available in Small, Medium, or Large. Please specify glove size in the Notes section during checkout. If your gloves do not fit properly, contact us to exchange them for a different size.
Leatherman Wingman Multi-Tool
The Leatherman Wingman is a beautifully designed multi-tool made by a great local Portland company. This model comes with the scissors, as well as pliers, knife, and various other tools. We find these to be superb products, better than the others we tested.
100% nylon paracord, also known as 550 Cord, is a commercial Type III cord with a minimum break strength of 550 lbs. Kernmantle construction with an outer sheath and 7 inner strands, made in the USA. 100 feet long.
Foil mylar emergency blanket, waterproof, reflects up to 90% of body heat. Good for treating shock.
Key Ring Whistles (2)
Two small, metal key-ring whistles.
To let people know where you are. Don’t underestimate the possibility of being trapped. One for your keychain, one for your kit.
2 Locally produced nutritional bars from Portland-based company. Vegan, no gluten, no dairy, no trans-fat, no soy, no nuts, non-gmo. Tried one yet? Delicious. Read more at https://www.eatabetterbar.com/. These provide great, immediate short-term energy with no sugar high.
Eat it before it expires and replace with another or similar item. We also sell 10 packs in our store. We highly recommend adding additional snacks of your choice.
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