What: Community Preparedness Fair When: Friday, July 21, 2017 from 6-9 p.m. Where: Cook Park -- Grassy area near the butterfly garden (restrooms nearby)
This is a free event offering hands-on activities, demonstrations and presentations on various emergency preparedness topics. Enjoy live music & food samples!
Learn how to: • Turn off your utilities • Cook without electricity or gas • Make a emergency preparedness kit • Purify water • Communicate with HAM and two-way radios • Access the "Map Your Neighborhood" and "CodeRed" Programs
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
Learn how to help your neighbors when it counts Free CERT Training Ever wonder how you would react during a crisis or disaster? Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training can give you the skills and confidence to provide lifesaving support in an emergency. CERT students receive 24 hours of training in basic emergency response skills like first aid, search and rescue, and fire safety and suppression.
The free training is held at Tigard Public Works Building, 8777 SW Burnham Street in Tigard. Class size is limited and registration is required.
For more information, contact Emergency Management Coordinator Mike Lueck at 503-718-2593.
Background Our Community Emergency Response Team Training (CERT) promotes a partnering effort between emergency services and the people that they serve. The goal is for emergency personnel to train members of neighborhoods, community organizations, or businesses in basic response skills. CERT members are then integrated into the emergency response capability for their neighborhood.
Training Locations: Most of the classes will be held at the Tigard Public Works Building located at 8777 SW Burnham Street (corner of Burnham St. and Hall Blvd.). Fire safety, light search and rescue, and the final exercise will be conducted at Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue's Regional Training Center (RTSC) at 12400 SW Tonquin Rd. in Sherwood. Using this location will ensure safe and effective training and evaluation of the teams, in a realistic environment.
CodeRED is an emergency notification service that allows emergency officials to notify residents and businesses by telephone, cell phone, text message, email and social media regarding time-sensitive general and emergency notifications. Messages are shared using the emergency communication network system.
The City of Tigard uses CodeRED for any message concerning the safety, property or welfare of the community. Messages may include AMBER alerts, notifications of hazardous traffic or road conditions, boil water advisories or evacuation notices.
The system relies upon contact information from the Tigard water service records, which may not be complete. All businesses and residents are encouraged to register. Registration is confidential and free.
Register by phone: Call Mike Lueck, Tigard Emergency Services Coordinator, at 503-718-2593.
Businesses should provide their main number and establish a procedure for sharing the CodeRED message to their workforce. If possible, have at least one working land line. Multiple lines can be registered, including cell phone numbers.
As a service of the Emergency Communications Network, CodeRED takes security and privacy concerns very seriously. Personal information will not be shared or sold to third parties.
How will I recognize a CodeRED message? Once you are registered for the CodeRED system, contact your phone/data service provider to confirm that these CodeRED numbers are not blocked: 855-969-4636 (emergency messages) and 866-415-5000 (general messages). All CodeRED messages can be repeated by pressing any key. Do not call 911 for further information unless directed to do so or if you need immediate aid.
Map Your Neighborhood
Tigard offers free Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) training to help neighbors prepare for disasters. The training identifies:
How to secure your home and protect your neighborhood immediately following a disaster.
Neighbors who have emergency response skills and equipment.
Shut-off sites for natural gas, propane tanks and water service.
Neighbors who may require special assistance, like children and the elderly.
A neighborhood gathering site and care center.
We’ll bring the training to you! The city has several trained volunteers who will come to your neighborhood, provide MYN training and help you establish an emergency action plan. To learn more about MYN training, or to schedule a presentation, please provide your name, address and phone number to MYN Volunteer Coordinator Ralph Hughes.
HOW LONG CAN YOU SURVIVE? Prepare an emergency kit for yourself and your family. Due to overwhelming need elsewhere or lack of access to your neighborhood, you may be on your own for several days after a major disaster. A well-stocked kit can help you survive and be more comfortable during a major event such as earthquake, flooding, power outages, etc.
What will you need to survive for a week? Two weeks? Print this checklist and build your emergency supply kit this weekend.
Severe Weather Shelters
Severe Weather Shelters In times of freezing and inclement weather, severe weather shelters may activate in Washington County. For current Severe Winter Weather Shelter information, check the current Shelter Activation List.
Sandbag Station During inclement weather, the city offers a free sandbag station in the parking lot of the Tigard Public Works Building (8777 SW Burnham Street.) The self-service station is stocked with sand and sandbags and can be accessed at any time. Shovels are not provided, so please bring your own. Sand is to be used for emergency purposes only.
Citizens are welcome to return the full sandbags, used or not. Please return them directly to the sandbag station on the west end of the parking lot.
City Contact Mike Lueck Emergency Services Coordinator 503-718-2593
Hours of Operation Mon-Thurs: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
After-Hours Emergency To report water, stormwater, sewer, street or park emergencies outside regular business hours, contact the after-hours answering service at 503-639-1554.