Emergency Preparedness Fair 2024

September is National Preparedness Month. To celebrate and to learn how to care for yourself and your family in the event of an earthquake, flood, winter storm, or other disaster, join us at the Emergency Preparedness Fair on Thursday, September 5, 2024. Stop by this family-friendly fair to visit approximately 20 informational booths.

Location:  Lake Oswego City Hall, 380 A Avenue
                 (event will take place throughout City Hall and in the upper parking lot)

Stop by any time between 5-7 p.m.!

TENTATIVE Special programs and activities:

  • Safely experience a realistic 8.0 earthquake in the Big Shaker Earthquake Simulator! The Big Shaker is the world’s biggest mobile earthquake simulator and can recreate the intense shaking of an earthquake up to a magnitude of 8.0.
  • Learn about water storage and emergency food options, emergency supply kits, pet preparedness, portable sanitation, and seismically retrofitting your home.
  • TRUCKS! At this event kids get an up-close look at vehicles they see every day in the community - a fire truck, police vehicles, the City’s Mobile Water Treatment System trailer and more!
  • Sand bag demonstration. Learn how to properly and efficiently fill a sand bag and how to stack them to get the most protection against flood waters.
  • Learn how to save a life! Join the Lake Oswego Fire and Police Departments for 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 and Bag 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 14 days. To help residents meet this goal, the City will be giving away approximately 280 BPA-free 3-gallon water containers (limit of one per Lake Oswego household, while supplies last).  In addition, we are giving away 100 one-gallon soft-sided water bags. Add this one-gallon bag to your emergency kit, and use it to get water from a distribution center in an emergency.
  • Tackle our Fire Obstacle Course to practice how to safety exit your home during a fire.
  • Learn about LOFD’s free Home Assessment program and what you can do to protect your home from wildfires.
  • Learn how to build and set up a water filtration system.
  • Learn how to communicate with others across the city or beyond with radio! Get a hands-on tutorial on using two-way radios for emergency communications. Lake Oswego Amateur Radio Emergency Service (LO ARES) members will join Lake Oswego Fire to share license-free radio options used in neighborhoods in addition to information on how you can become a licensed operator, if desired.
  • Meet LOPD’s K9 Team(s).
Location
Lake Oswego City Hall
380 A Avenue
Lake Oswego, OR 97034