Safety & Preparedness

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 […]

A Local Camp Prepare! Experience

By Red Cross Cascades Region | August 29, 2018

On Saturday, August 4, people across the nation tested their disaster preparedness kits during the 2018 Camp Prepare! event. The premise behind Camp Prepare! is simple: camp in your backyard […]

Back-to-School Time Is Here!

By Red Cross Cascades Region | August 22, 2018

  Now that summer’s on its way out for the new school year, it’s time to get the kids ready. Beyond getting school supplies and your children’s schedule squared away, […]

Could You and Your Family Escape?

By Red Cross Cascades Region | July 30, 2018

Before 2002, Douglas County Commissioner Tim Freeman never imagined he would become a politician. He also never imagined receiving a call from his wife while he was out of town, […]

Summertime Pet Safety Tips

By Red Cross Cascades Region | July 23, 2018

There’s no question that we’re in the middle of summer!  It’s a wonderful time to enjoy the great outdoors, especially when we share the experience with our four-legged friends. However, […]

Safety Tips for Summer Camping and Hiking

By Red Cross Cascades Region | July 19, 2018

Our beautiful Pacific Northwest region is a true outdoors wonderland for one and all. The incomparable trails and campsites offer many choices of terrain in which to enjoy nature at its […]