Recent Announcements

  • June 2nd Presentation at ResiliencePDX
    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 http://resiliencepdx.org/

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

    Posted Jun 1, 2012, 8:54 AM by Andrew Parish
  • Upcoming Open Houses
    "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!

    Posted May 2, 2012, 11:17 PM by Andrew Parish
  • Upcoming Focus Groups
    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 solidground@necoalition.org

    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! 

    Posted Mar 22, 2012, 12:48 PM by Andrew Parish
  • OPB: Portland Parents Worried about Quake Safety in Schools
    How safe are Portland's schools? Listen to this morning's story on OPB: 
    Posted Mar 9, 2012, 5:42 PM by Andrew Parish
  • PBEM Emergency Communications Annex Now Available
    Where will your community get information in the event of a disaster? PBEM wants your feedback about their Emergency Communications Plan.

    Posted Mar 8, 2012, 5:17 PM by Andrew Parish
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On Solid Ground

How prepared is your community for a major disaster? The Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods is engaging in a community-based effort to increase disaster preparedness and resiliency.

Terra Firma Planning has just released its findings and recommendations for NECN. View to pdf below. 

To get involved, please start by filling out our online survey! And don't forget to like us on Facebook!