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Phone: 503-823-3700

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55 SW Ash Street, Portland, OR 97204

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Celebrating Red Cross Month: Local & State Emergency Preparedness

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Be Informed. 


Potential Emergencies

To prepare for the unexpected, Portland Fire & Rescue has provided information on creating an emergency supply kit and developing a family emergency plan.  This type of planning can be used not only for man-made emergencies but for natural disasters as well.

Click the hyperlinks below to learn more from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) website about potential emergencies that could happen here in the Portland area and the appropriate ways to respond to them:

Oregon Emergency Planning

You are also welcome to use the links below to further learn about the emergency plans that have been established in Oregon cities and counties by state and local government.  


Oregon Office of Homeland Security
P.O. Box 14370
3225 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97309
(503) 378-3056


Clackamas County Emergency Management
2200 Kaen Road
Oregon City, OR 97045
Phone: (503) 655-8378
Fax: (503) 655-8531


Douglas County Sheriff’s Office
Emergency Management
1036 SE Douglas Avenue
Roseburg, Oregon 97470
Phone: (541) 440-4448
Fax: (541) 440-4470


Emergency Management City of Eugene
101 E Broadway Suite 450
Eugene, OR 97401
Phone: (541) 682-5665
Fax: (541) 682-5211


City of Gresham Community Services Division
1333 NW Eastman Parkway
Gresham, OR 97030
(503) 618-2567


Marion County Emergency Management
5155 Silverton Road NE
Salem, OR 97305
(503) 391-7294 (Rumor Control Line)


Office of Consolidated Emergency Management for Washington County
20665 SW Blanton St.
Aloha, OR 97007
(503) 642-0371


Portland Office of Emergency Management
1001 SW Fifth Avenue, Suite 650
Portland, OR 97204
(503) 823-4375


Tillamook County Sheriff's Office
Division of Emergency Management

5995 Long Prairie Rd.
Tillamook, OR 97141
Phone: (503) 842-3412
Fax: (503) 815-3195


Umatilla County Emergency Management
Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program
4700 NW Pioneer Place
Pendleton, OR 97801
(541) 966-3700
(877) 367-2737 toll free
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Remember, preparedness is everyone's job. 

March 29, 2010

SafetyTIPS: Preventing Clothes Dryer Fires

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Preventing Clothes Dryer Fires

Washing and drying laundry may very likely be a part of your everyday routine. A familiar fixture in the laundry room could be a real fire hazard, even if you’re using it properly.  Clothes dryer fires are one of the most common causes of house fires. According to Consumer Reports, each year over 15,000 fires start in the laundry room when lint from clothes dryers build up and catch fire.

A few simple safety tips you can help prevent a clothes dryer fire:

  • Have your dryer installed and serviced by a professional.
  • Do not use the dryer without a lint filter.
  • Keep the area around your dryer clear of things that can burn, like boxes, cleaning supplies and clothing, etc.
  • Make sure you clean the lint filter before or after each load of laundry. Remove lint that has collected around the drum.
  • Do not restrict the air exhaust vent pipe and make sure that the outdoor vent flap is opening when the dryer is operating.
  • Once a year, or more often if you notice that it is taking longer than normal for your clothes to dry, clean lint out of the vent pipe or have a dryer lint removal service do it for you.

For more clothes dryer safety tips, visit

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March 29, 2010

Weekly Incident Statistics: March 21 - 27, 2010

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Tips to Keep You Safe

In the event of a fire, properly installed and maintained smoke detectors will provide an early warning alarm to your household. This detector could save your own life and those of your loved ones by providing the chance to escape.



March 29, 2010

ROAD CLOSURE: SW Humphrey between SW Scholls Ferry and SW Patton

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SW Humphrey Boulevard is closed between SW Scholls Ferry Road and SW Patton Road due to a fallen tree. Portland General Electric, Portland Police, Portland Fire & Rescue, Portland Bureau of Transportation, and Portland Urban Forestry are responding.

The driving public is advised to use alternate routes and expect delays. The street is not expected to open until late this afternoon at the earliest.

**UPDATE** SW Humphrey Blvd reopened the morning of Wednesday, March 31, 2010 between SW Scholls Ferry Rd and SW Patton Rd.


If you notice that a street tree in your area is an imminent hazard, contact the City of Portland Parks and Recreation's City Nature Urban Forestry Section at (503) 823-4489 and request an emergency inspection.




March 30, 2010

NEWS RELEASE 03/30/10: Portland Fire & Rescue Responding to Semi Roll Over - 1-5 Ramp Closed

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Portland Fire & Rescue is responding to an incident on the on ramp from N Columbia to south-bound I-5. The on-ramp is closed. Media staging will be at the base of the ramp. UPDATE: The ramp from I-5 to Columbia is expected to be closed for several hours.



Tips To Keep You Safe   

Portland Fire & Rescue reminds you that you must yield the right-of-way to fire, ambulance, police and other authorized emergency vehicles when they are responding to emergencies. They will display flashing red, blue, and white lights and sound a siren or air-horn. When you hear or see an emergency vehicle approaching your vehicle from any direction, including on your side of an expressway or limited access highway, safely pull over immediately to the right edge of the road and stop. Wait until the emergency vehicle passes before driving on.


March 30, 2010