Safety & Preparedness

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 […]

Red Cross Home Heating Safety Tips

By Red Cross Cascades Region | November 28, 2018

The number one cause of home fires in the Pacific Northwest during the winter is improper use of home heating appliances.    “These fires are especially tragic, because they are so […]

Thanksgiving Safety Tips

By Red Cross Cascades Region | November 21, 2018

Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and for many families, it is the most significant gathering day of the year.  Millions of people will soon be on the road and in the kitchen […]

Tips to Stay Safe this Halloween

By Red Cross Cascades Region | October 29, 2018

Halloween is one of the most popular holidays for children and adults alike. Going door to door in search of candy can be very exciting, but it can also pose […]