Emergency Preparedness Fair 2018

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Wednesday, April 25, 5-8pm Parks & Rec - Palisades, 1500 Greentree Road

Learn how to care for yourself and your family in the event of an earthquake, 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 filtration and storage, emergency food options, emergency supply kits, pet preparedness, portable sanitation, seismic retrofitting your home, non-structural recommendations, solar power options, and much more!

Special Events and Activities

  • Bike Rodeo. Bring your bike and have fun at our Bike Rodeo course. Kids 14 and under will learn and practice the rules of the road. Kids will travel through several stations to learn basic bike safety and ride an obstacle course to test your bike-handling skills. Plus, we’ll check your bike for safety and make sure your helmet is adjusted correctly.
  • 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.
  • Interested in seismic or energy upgrades to your home? Learn about resources to help you navigate options, get bids from qualified contractors, find the best financing and rebates, and ensure the job’s done right.
  • 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 300 BPA-free 3-gallon water containers (limit of one per Lake Oswego household, while supplies last).  In addition, we are giving away 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.
  • Learn how to build a water filtration system.
  • See an amateur radio demonstration by the Lake Oswego Amateur Radio Emergency Service (LOARES) and learn how you can become a HAM.
  • Tackle the Junior Firefighter Course and learn how to get out of a burning house.
  • Lake Oswego’s emergency vehicles – check out the Fire Department’s new ladder truck, police vehicles, and the city’s Mobile Water Treatment System trailer. 
  • LOPD’s K9 Team – Meet Officer McMahon and K9 Chase. Chase joined LO’s K9 unit in October 2016 at just 17 months old.


Cascadia and Other Disasters We Face in Oregon, and Being Prepared for Self-Sufficiency
6 to 7 p.m., Willamette Room

The City is proud to host a presentation featuring Jay Wilson from Clackamas County Emergency Management. Please join us 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 Disaster 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 former Chair of the Oregon Seismic Safety Policy Advisory Commission (OSSPAC) and also formerly served as a Disaster Resilience Fellow with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation
505 G Ave.
Lake Oswego, OR 97034