Safety & Preparedness

Is Your Home a Fire Hazard?

By Red Cross Cascades Region | September 29, 2023

See how your home measures up.

Free Smoke Alarm Installation Event in North Portland

By Gabriel Gottfried | September 21, 2023

By Gabriel Gottfried/Red Cross Cascades Region “People don’t know, can’t know, when they are going to need that smoke detector to save their lives, so do it now.” – John […]

Be Wildfire Ready!

By Red Cross Cascades Region | July 20, 2023

Colleen Hathaway/Red Cross Cascades Region There are currently 16 active wildfires in Oregon, burning more than 5,000 acres, according to the Department of Emergency Management (OEM)’s Wildfire Response and Recovery […]

Red Cross Tips For A Safe Summer

By Red Cross Cascades Region | June 28, 2023

As we all head outside to enjoy the sunshine and warm weather this summer, the Red Cross Cascades Region has some tips to help you stay safe no matter what […]

Local company, Mountain House Launches Red Cross Month Fundraising Campaign

By Red Cross Cascades Region | March 16, 2023

Chelsea White/ Red Cross Cascades Region Build a Kit. Make a Plan. Be Informed. Local Oregon company, Mountain House not only helps with freeze dried food for your emergency kit, […]

10 Ways to Keep Your Pet Safe During Freezing Weather

By Red Cross Cascades Region | December 22, 2022

American Red Cross Winter weather can be rough on all of us, including our furry friends. Don’t forget to consider the safety of your pets during cold weather. The American […]

He Will Never Know How Many Lives He Saved

By Red Cross Cascades Region | October 31, 2022

Patricia Griffiths / Red Cross Cascades Region With the whir of a screwdriver and chirp of a tested alarm, Jon Grasle wraps up another day’s work. Since 2016, the Portland-based […]

Why Be Red Cross Ready

By Red Cross Cascades Region | September 26, 2022

PJ Johnson/Red Cross Cascades Region I recently met with Nadine McCrindle, Executive Director and Patty Smith, Disaster Program Manager for Territory 2, Central and Eastern Oregon.  We were discussing the […]

Keep students safe with these Red Cross back to school tips

By Red Cross Cascades Region | August 25, 2022

Now is a good time to devise family preparedness plan School bells will be calling students back to the classroom soon and the American Red Cross Cascades Region, has steps […]

Get ready now for a wildfire at your doorstep

By Red Cross Cascades Region | July 26, 2022

By Denise Holley/Red Cross Cascades A cool, wet spring delayed the start of fire season in Oregon and Southwest Washington this year. But now we have hot days, a bumper […]