Safety & Preparedness

Climate Crisis Leads to More Intense Wildfire Seasons. How you can Prepare.

By Red Cross Cascades Region | May 3, 2024

By Harriet Vanderbilt/Rebecca Marshall May is National Wildfire Awareness Month. The entire month is dedicated to the prevention and preparedness of a natural disaster that has become more intense and […]

Smoke Alarms and Partnerships Help Save Lives

By Red Cross Cascades Region | April 8, 2024

By Dyana Mason, Red Cross Volunteer/Board Member “We deal with people on the worst days of their lives, and so do you,” White City, Oregon Fire Marshal Speaks About Close […]

Deadly Alameda Fire Still Inspires Smoke Alarm Installations in Jackson County.

By Red Cross Cascades Region | March 15, 2024

Colleen Hathaway/Red Cross Cascades Region On the morning of September 8, 2020, Steve Ward got up as usual and drove his truck to work at the local Micro-Trains factory in […]

Quick thinking, heroic action, and lifesaving CPR help teenager save grandmother.

By Red Cross Cascades Region | February 27, 2024

Story by Chelsea White / Red Cross Cascades Region Sixteen year-old Tayen Landers receives the Red Cross Certificate of Extraordinary Personal Action for his heroic acts on November 15, 2023. […]

Retired Teacher Turns Red Cross Volunteer and Educates over 1800 Children in Emergency Preparedness

By Red Cross Cascades Region | February 19, 2024

Story by Chelsea White / Red Cross Cascades Region Joanne Stone was a junior high school teacher for 40 years before retiring in 2008. She jumped into a few different […]

Family Tragedy Averted by a 20 Year Old Hero.

By Red Cross Cascades Region | January 18, 2024

By Patricia Griffiths. Gasps from passengers aboard a ski boat signaled trouble to the driver, 20-year-old Ryan Perez, at Detroit Lake, Oregon on July 21, 2023. Checking his rear-view mirror, […]

Safely Heat Your Home This Winter

By Red Cross Cascades Region | January 14, 2024

Oregon and SW Washington have seen dangerously cold temperatures, ice, snow, and blustery winds already in 2024. This has led to fallen trees and power outages for thousands of people. […]

December Delivers Copious Amounts of Rain to the Cascades Region.

By Chad Carter | December 6, 2023

December 2023 brought with it torrential downpours and numerous flood watches and warnings. Multiple inches of rain caused drivers, pedestrians and homeowners to brush up on what to do when […]

Are you looking forward to that warm, dry El Nino winter?

By Red Cross Cascades Region | November 1, 2023

Harriet Vanderbilt, Red Cross Cascades Region Don’t count on it!  This October was one of the snowiest on Mt. Hood since 2017 with over a foot of snowfall recorded at […]

Ten Tips to Help Keep Trick or Treaters Safe This Halloween

By Red Cross Cascades Region | October 27, 2023

Red Cross Cascades Region Halloween is just days away. Little superheroes, cartoon and television characters will soon be out in their neighborhoods for trick or treat fun. The American Red […]