Safety & Preparedness

Join the Red Cross Cascades Region in The Great ShakeOut on Thursday, October 17th!

By Red Cross Cascades Region | October 15, 2019

Story by Hannah Wood/Red Cross Cascades Region Oregon is home to beautiful mountains with amazing hikes, rugged coastlines, and adventurous people. Our state also lies on the Cascadia Subduction Zone […]

Fire Prevention Month TV Campaign

By Chad Carter | October 1, 2019

October is Fire Prevention Month and we’re excited to announceĀ our partnership with the Office of the Oregon State Fire Marshal and Fox 12 Oregon news anchor Nora HartĀ to bring awareness […]

Heroes Walk Among Us

By Red Cross Cascades Region | September 27, 2019

Story by Dori Cooper/Red Cross Cascades Region Lifesaving heroes walk among us.  They may not always want attention and may not look for recognition – but they are there –  […]

Portland Woman’s CPR Training Saves Toddler’s Life While On Vacation

By Red Cross Cascades Region | August 29, 2019

Story by Patricia N. Griffiths/Red Cross Cascades Region Cries for help stopped the summer fun at a community pool in Southern California on July 5, 2019. A man carrying the […]

Be Ready for Back to School with these Red Cross Safety Tips

By Red Cross Cascades Region | August 22, 2019

The school bells will be calling students back to classrooms throughout the Northwest very soon and the American Red Cross wants to make sure your student is safe as they […]

Have a Wet, Wild and Safe Summer with these Red Cross Water Safety Tips

By Red Cross Cascades Region | July 2, 2019

  Summer is a time for family vacations, grilling in the backyard and swimming at your local pool or river. While we hope you have a fun-filled summer, safety is our top priority […]

Hundreds of Red Cross Volunteers Help Sound the Alarm for Safer Homes

By Red Cross Cascades Region | June 3, 2019

Here’s how Cascades Region Volunteers Sounded the Alarm in 2019! The American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign reached a new milestone this June when it recorded its 600th life saved from […]

Camping and cooking in the Northwest – These Red Cross tips will help keep the fun safe

By Red Cross Cascades Region | May 24, 2019

Can you hear it? The sounds of sizzle on grills all throughout the region. As traditional as hot dogs and burgers, this weekend families throughout the Pacific Northwest are gearing […]

Wildfire season is rapidly approaching; these Red Cross tips can help you prepare

By Red Cross Cascades Region | May 22, 2019

The numbers are staggering. In 2018, 5,600 outdoor fires in Oregon charred more than 700,000 acres, injuring 56 people and killing six, setting a five-year record for the number of injuries and fatalities, according to the Oregon Office of the State Fire Marshal. At […]

Are You Ready for a Magnitude 9.0 Earthquake to Hit the Pacific Northwest?

By Red Cross Cascades Region | January 25, 2019

Oregon Governor says now is the time to prepare.     January 26 is a significant anniversary for everyone in Oregon and Washington, because it marks the anniversary of Cascadia, a magnitude […]