About Us

Welcome to Preparedness Solutions Northwest

Your pathway to replacing fear with preparation

The Founder:

As you read through the About Us page and see that we offer classes, consulting services, and product advise on preparedness, you may wonder what qualifies someone to make these claims and offer these services. Here is a short, and in the interest of brevity, not entirely complete list of credentials of the founder, Brett D. Matthews.

US Army Veteran 1979-1989 (Infantry, Non-Commissioned Officer, Training NCO, Instructor)

JEST - Jungle Environment Survival Training: Phillippines
BNCOC: Cadre - Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Course: Instructor

FEMA Coursework – 2014:

E-74:  Reducing the Risks of Nonstructural Earthquake Damage
IS-00100.b  Introduction to Incident Command System  ICS-100
IS-00200.b  ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incident  ICS-200
IS-00700.a  National Incident Management System (NIMS) an Introduction
IS-00907 Active Shooter:  What You Can Do

Search and Rescue Team Member – Oregon State Certified

Wilderness First Aid – Certified

NET: Neighborhood Emergency Team – Team Leader

First Aid/CPR/AED Certified – American Heart Association – Current as of 2015

First Aid/Adult-Child-Infant CPR/AED – American Red Cross – Current as of 2015

DPSST – Campus Public Safety Class #99-13 (200  hours) (inactive)


Instructor:  Basic Handgun
Instructor:  Personal Protection Inside the Home
Pistol Marksmanship Simulator Course

Magpul Dynamics – Dynamic Handgun 1

Range Safety Officer:

Active in two local gun clubs

Concealed Handgun License holder – State of Oregon

Concealed Firearm Permit – State of Utah

USPSA – United States Practical Shooting Association – Competitor: IDPA, IPSC

VFW – Veterans Of Foreign Wars -Member

(Note: An organizations listing above is not an endorsement of Preparedness Solutions Northwest. Nor is Preparedness Solutions Northwest affiliated with any of the listed organizations)

The Company:

Preparedness Solutions Northwest is dedicated to providing access to knowledge, techniques, and tools related to emergency preparedness. Our mission is to encourage individuals, families, and businesses to be knowledgeable and prepared in the event of emergent or disaster situations. When these events happen, first responders and emergency response systems are taxed beyond capacity. We contend that a better prepared public will help to alleviate pressure from an overburdened public emergency response system and increase the safety and well being of the public in the event of both small and large scale emergency situations.


Understanding why emergency preparedness is important is only the starting point. Do not wait until the unexpected happens to decide what to do. A planned response is always more effective than a reaction. Preparedness Solutions Northwest offers classes to individuals, families, and businesses interested in emergency preparedness. Our classes include a variety of topics including, but not limited to, ham radio, long term food storage, vegetable and fruit gardening, personal defense, safety and protection, and creating your own preparedness kits. We update our class schedule as new classes become available. Let us know if you are interested in a class that is not currently listed in our schedule. If you are an instructor and are interested in providing a class through PSNW, please give us a call.


We will be updating our online store very soon. In the meantime, if you are looking for an item related to preparedness, please Contact Us.

Consulting Services:

Want to make sure your home or office is ready in the event of an emergency? Our consulting services can be customized to fit your needs. We have several levels of consulting beginning with an on site assessment, through helping you with your initial set up, and finally in handling the ongoing maintenance of your kit.

Preparedness Solutions Northwest is here to ensure that you are ready in the event of an emergency. We will help you to find comfort in the knowledge that, no matter what unexpected or disaster event might occur, you will be prepared.

Contact Us to discuss consulting services and fee schedules.