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Emergency Preparedness Fair

Lake Oswego Emergency Preparedness Fair

On Wednesday, April 26, 2017, learn how to care for yourself and your family in the event of an earthquake, landslide, flood, winter storm, or other disaster at the Emergency Preparedness Fair. Brought to you by the city of Lake Oswego, this free, family-friendly, event will feature approximately 20 informational booths plus programs and activities. Stop by any time between 5 and 8 p.m. and learn about water storage and emergency food options, portable sanitation, seismic retrofitting your home, non-structural recommendations, living without power, and much more!

Location:  Parks & Recreation - Palisades, 1500 Greentree Rd. (at the corner of Greentree Ave)

Stop by any time between 5 and 8 p.m.!

Special programs and activities

  • Pet Preparedness & Microchipping Clinic. - During an emergency pets can often be separated from their owner. To help ensure your pet is safely and properly returned home, make sure they are microchipped and up to date on their vaccines. Good Neighbor Vet will have their mobile clinic on site to provide these services. Microchipping is $17 per pet. Vaccinations are also available for a nominal fee and includes free exam.
  • LOPD’s K9 Unit – Officer Bryan McMahon and K9 Chase and/or Officer Brandon Clausen and K9 Szemi.
  • Lake Oswego’s emergency vehicles – including our new ladder truck, police vehicles, and the city’s Mobile Water Treatment System trailer.
  • Hands-on demonstrations on how to properly set up a water filtration system to provide safe drinking water.
  • Tackle the Junior Firefighter Course and learn how to get out of a burning house.
  • See an amateur radio demonstration by the Lake Oswego Amateur Radio Emergency Service (LOARES) and learn how you can become a HAM.
  • Learn how to save a life! Join the Lake Oswego Fire and Police Departments for a special hands-only CPR training. Public Safety officials will teach the core skills of CPR and participants will have the opportunity to practice with mannequin Mini Anne.
  • Water Container Giveaway – To prepare for an emergency, it is recommended that people store one gallon of water per person (and pet) per day for a minimum of three days. To help people meet this goal, the City will be giving away approximately 300 3-gallon BPA free water containers (limit of one bottle per Lake Oswego household).

Special Presentation - 6 to 7 p.m.

The City is proud to host a presentation featuring Jay Wilson from Clackamas County Emergency Management. Please join us from 6 to 7 p.m. to learn about:

  • Cascadia and other earthquakes, floods, landslides, snowstorms, everyday disasters we face in Oregon and why it’s important to be prepared.
  • The likelihood of a catastrophic earthquake in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Why you need to be prepared for self-sufficiency - what happens when the white hats don’t come to the rescue.
  • How do you get started putting an emergency plan together with your family.
  • Tips to help make your home safer in case of earthquake.

Jay Wilson is the Clackamas County Resilience Coordinator with the Department of Emergency Management and spearheads the County’s efforts to reduce risks and assess hazards including flood, earthquake, wildfire, volcano, and tsunami hazards, and climate change impacts. He has also lead sustainable recovery planning efforts between local, state and federal government agencies in working with the community groups affected by the January 16, 2011 flood event on the upper Sandy River.

Mr. Wilson is the Chair of the Oregon Seismic Safety Policy Advisory Commission (OSSPAC) and formally served as a Disaster Resilience Fellow with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Shuttle Available

Parking at Palisades is limited - please consider taking our convenient shuttle. Pick up location:
LDS Church, 1271 Overlook Drive (across from Lakeridge High School).