Safety & Preparedness

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 […]

Test Your Preparedness at the World’s Largest Earthquake Drill!

By Red Cross Cascades Region | October 17, 2018

Join the local Red Cross tomorrow, October 18, for an international earthquake drill called the “Great ShakeOut”. More than 59 million people around the world will practice “drop, cover and […]

Welcome Autumn

By Red Cross Cascades Region | September 20, 2018

Each new season gives us an opportunity to prepare for the changes it will bring. Now that we’re on the cusp of autumn, it’s a good time to do projects […]

Spreading the Word about Free Smoke Alarms

By Red Cross Cascades Region | September 17, 2018

Debbie Cheney, wife and mother of two, was delighted when the Red Cross provided her family with free smoke alarms and installed them as well. Cheney has become passionate about […]

Keeping You Safe: Prepare Out Loud 2018

By Red Cross Cascades Region | September 7, 2018

The National Preparedness Month, the American Red Cross and KGW-TV are helping our community be prepared for disasters such as a 9.0 Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake by holding Prepare Out […]

Red Cross Offers Tips for a Safe Labor Day Weekend

By Red Cross Cascades Region | August 30, 2018

The Labor Day holiday is just around the corner, signaling the unofficial end of summer and time for one last long weekend of summer fun before we settle into the […]