June 2nd Presentation at ResiliencePDX

posted Jun 1, 2012, 8:54 AM by Andrew Parish

Terra Firma Planning will be presenting their Community Disaster Preparedness toolkit and recommendations for NECN at ResiliencePDX.  ResiliencePDX is an event to connect Portlanders who want to acquire or share knowledge and skills about disaster preparedness, showcasing the various groups around Portland that can serve as resources for the community before, during, and after a major emergency. There will also be a number of skills workshops, where experts will share knowledge to help you prepare for and recover from a disaster. So come and learn, it’s all for free! Find out more at

On Solid Ground - Final Presentation
Location:    King School, 4906 NE 6th
Time:    11:00-11:30am, Saturday June 2nd

Upcoming Open Houses

posted May 2, 2012, 11:17 PM by Andrew Parish

"Ask not what your neighborhood can do for you; ask what you can do for your neighborhood" ...
When the Big One -- say, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake -- rattles Portland and topples bridges, where would you go and whom would you help? What resources -- food, water, shelter -- would be available if your neighborhood becomes an island? Terra Firma Planning is hosting two open houses to elicit public feedback on draft community emergency-preparedness recommendations for the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods. Whether you live, work or play in North Portland, we encourage you to stop by one of the events and to think about what you can do for your neighborhood.

Our first open house will be on Friday, May 4, from 4-7 p.m., at the Mississippi Marketplace Food Pod, 4233 N. Mississippi Ave. 
The second open house will be on Tuesday, May 8, from 4-7 p.m., at the Oregon Red Cross Trail Chapter headquarters, 3131 N. Vancouver Ave.
We hope to see you there!

Upcoming Focus Groups

posted Mar 22, 2012, 12:48 PM by Andrew Parish

The Terra Firma Planning team will be hosting a series of focus groups to identify the skills, assets, and needs of organizations in North and Northeast Portland that would be important following a disaster. If you or your organization would like to attend, please email us at

Our focus group dates are: 
  • Wednesday, April 4th from 12:00pm to 1:30pm
  • Saturday, April 7th from 10:30am to 12:00pm
  • Tuesday, April 10th from 10:00am to 11:30am
These meetings will be held at the NECN offices at 4815 NE 7th Ave. Refreshments will be provided! 

OPB: Portland Parents Worried about Quake Safety in Schools

posted Mar 9, 2012, 5:42 PM by Andrew Parish

How safe are Portland's schools? Listen to this morning's story on OPB: 

PBEM Emergency Communications Annex Now Available

posted Mar 8, 2012, 5:17 PM by Andrew Parish

Where will your community get information in the event of a disaster? PBEM wants your feedback about their Emergency Communications Plan.

March 2012 is Earthquake and Tsunami Awareness Month in Oregon

posted Mar 5, 2012, 5:17 PM by

Read Gov. Kitzhaber's declaration and learn how to be prepared in the event of a natural disaster:

Emergency Planning in PDX

posted Mar 5, 2012, 4:58 PM by

Read Mayor Sam Adams' 2011 update on emergency planning efforts in the City of Portland:

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