Neighborhood Preparedness

Advanced Training Courses

Pierce County Neighborhood Emergency Teams (PC-NET)

Pierce County Neighborhood Emergency Teams (PC-NET) provides neighbors with the knowledge and tools necessary to work together for an effective response following emergencies and disasters. Professional responders will not be available to assist you after a major disaster—you become the first responder. If individuals and their neighbors are prepared to mutually assist one another, lives can be saved and property can be spared.

The PC NET program teaches neighborhoods how to respond to disasters through a variety of training modules taught by your local PC-NET coordinators, local emergency responders, and your appointed neighborhood block coordinator(s). This program uses 9 basic steps for response and supports a neighborhood to develop an emergency team.

Invite a speaker to come out to your neighborhood to give a personal preparedness talk and introduce this neighborhood program. 

Be Prepared

There are 5 meetings in the PC-NET curriculum. The topics are listed below.

  1. Personal Preparedness and overview of neighborhood programs
  2. Response 101 and Team Selection
  3. Emergency Triage, First Aid and Disaster Mental Health
  4. Fire Safety & Neighborhood Walkabout
  5. Neighborhood Functional Drill
Additional  opportunities
  • Train-the-Trainer: Become a Preparedness/PC-NET trainer
  • Contact Outreach staff at 253-798-6595 and [email protected]

Resources for Neighborhood Preparedness Teams

Additional Training