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Red Cross dispatched to Single Family Fire Disaster in Bend - 11/17/18

Disaster responders with the local chapter of the American Red Cross we we dispatched to a home fire disaster on Saturday November 18, 2018 at approximately 1545 hours near the 800 block of Nw 16th Avenue in Bend, Or.

This single family fire affected 2 adults and 2 children. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs such as housing, food, clothing, personal hygiene items including toiletries as well as recovery resources along with health and mental health treatment if needed. Additional information, if available can be obtained through the local first responders/fire department. 

The Red Cross in Oregon and SW Washington (the Cascade Region) helps an average of three families affected by home fire disasters every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503)528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

 

 

Red Cross Responds to a Multi-Family Disaster Affecting 20 Adults in Ne Salem - 11/17/18

Disaster responders from the local chapter of the American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on Friday November 16, 2018 at approximately 2130 hours in the 2600 block of Maple Avenue Ne Salem, Or.

This multi-family fire affected 20 adults. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing personal hygiene including toiletrie items along with recovery services health and mental healt resources as needed. 

Additional information if available can be obtained through the local first responder agencie/fire department. 

The Red Cross in Oregon and SW Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by home firen disasters each day. The Red Cross Advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503)528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

The Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Disaster Affectin 6 Adults and 2 Children in Ne Portland - 11/16/18

Disaster responders with the local chapter of the American Red Cross dispatched to a home fire disaster on Friday November 16, 2018 at approximately 0100 hours in the 10000 block of Ne Brazee Street in Portland, Or.

This single family fire affected 6 adults and 2 children. The Red Cross provided resources to help address immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food clothing and comfort kits including toiletry items and resources about health care and mental health as needed. 

Additional information about this incident if available may be obtained through the local first responders/fire department. The Red Cross in Oregon and Sw Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by home fire disasters every day. The Red Cross Advocates emergency Preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www,redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

The Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Disaster Affectin 6 Adults and 2 Children in Ne Portland - 11/16/18

Disaster responders with the local chapter of the American Red Cross dispatched to a home fire disaster on Friday November 16, 2018 at approximately 0100 hours in the 10000 block of Ne Brazee Street in Portland, Or.

This single family fire affected 6 adults and 2 children. The Red Cross provided resources to help address immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food clothing and comfort kits including toiletry items and resources about health care and mental health as needed. 

Additional information about this incident if available may be obtained through the local first responders/fire department. The Red Cross in Oregon and Sw Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by home fire disasters every day. The Red Cross Advocates emergency Preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www,redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to a Single Family House Fire Disaster in Woodland Washington - 11/15/18

Disaster responders with the local chapter of the American Red Cross responded to a home fire on Thursday November 15, 2018 at approximately 1815 hours in the 100 block of Wallace Road, in Cowletz county, Washington. The single family fire affected two adults.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits including toiletry items, information about recovery services along with healthcare and mental health services as needed. Additional information about this incident if available, may be obtained through the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Sw Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by home fire disasters each day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to a Home Fire Disaster in Florence - 11/15/18

Disaster responders with the local chapter of the American Fed Cross responded to a home fire disaster on Thursday November 15, 2018 at approximately 0030: hours in the 4500 block of Arago Street n Florence, Oregon.

This single family fire affected 1 adult. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits including toiletry items along with recovery services health and mental health resources as needed. Additional informatiion about this incident if available, ma6 be obtained through the local first responders/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and SW Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters such as home fires each day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free  smoke alarms in our community . Residents may call (503)528-5783 or by completing an application form online at.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to a Single Family Fire Disaster in South Beach - 11/15/18

Disaster responders with the local chapter of the American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on Wednesday November 14, 2018 at approximately 2340 hours in the 8600 block of SW Abalone  Street in South Beach, Or.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary gousinf, food, clothing, comfort kits which include toiletry items, information about recovery services health and mental health resources as needed. Additional information about this incident if available , may be provided from the local first responders/fire department. 

The Red Cross in Oregon and SW Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters like home fires, every day. The Red Cross Advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503)528-5783 or complete an online application form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to a Multi Family Fire Disaster in Nw Portland - 11/15/18

Disaster responders with the local chapter of American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on Wednesday November 14, 2018 at approximately 2045 hours in the 18400 block of NW Chemeketa Lane in Portland, Oregon.

This multi family fire affected 4 adults. The Red Cross provided resources to meet the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits including toiletry items, information regarding recovery services, health and mental health resources an needed. 

Additional information about this incident if available may be obtained through the local first responder/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and SW Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters such as house fires each day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or by completing an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Fire Disaster in Douglas County - 11/14/18

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on Wednesday November 14, 2018 at approximately 1730 hours, in the 0 block of Ashwood Street in Glide, Oregon.

This single family fire affected 2 adults. The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits which include toiletry items, information about recovery services, health and mental health services as needed.

Addirional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department. 

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps  an average of three families affected by  disasters like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community . Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting One Family in Woodburn - 11/13/18

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on November 13, 2018, at approximately 3:30 p.m. in the 400 block of Rye Street in Woodburn, Oregon. The fire affected one family, including 3 adults, 2 children and pets.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Eight People in Vancouver - 11/12/18

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home disaster at 12:00 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 in the 3000 block of NE 100th Circle in Vancouver, Clark County, Wash.

This single-family fire affected three adults, five children and four pets.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Two People in Portland - 11/12/18

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home disaster at 12:00 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 in the 10000 block of NE Irving Street in Portland, Multnomah County, Ore.

This single-family fire affected two adults and one pet.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Local Red Cross Volunteers Deploy to California to Assist with Wildfire Response - 11/12/18

Fifteen volunteers from Oregon and SW Washington to help provide disaster assistance in California

PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 12, 2018 – As multiple wildfires continue to rage in California, the Red Cross Cascades Region (serving Oregon and Southwest Washington) has deployed 15 volunteers to assist in the massive response effort. With nearly a quarter million people displaced, the Red Cross is working to provide shelter, food and comfort for those forced to leave their homes with little notice.

Overnight, more than 2,100 people were cared for in 18 Red Cross and community evacuation centers across the state of California. In addition, the Red Cross has provided shelter supplies for over 7,000 people and begun mobilizing emergency supplies to serve over 15,000 households. Supplies include sifters, personal protective equipment, respiratory masks, rakes, shovels, work gloves, tarps and other resources. Also, nearly 3,900 people have registered on Safe and Well, a free Red Cross website that allows people to let their loved ones know they are safe.

Fifteen Red Cross disaster responders from Bend, Grants Pass, Gresham, Gold Beach, Junction City, Medford, Newberg, Portland, Salem, Summerville, and Wolf Creek, Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington, are either already on the ground or making their way to California. In coordination with government and community partners, Red Crossers are preparing strategic shelter and warehouse locations and stocking food, cots, blankets and other relief supplies to help people affected by the fires.

In addition, a dozen Red Cross Cascades Region volunteers continue to assist with the recovery efforts of Hurricane Michael in Florida and Hurricane Yutu in the Mariana Islands.

In order to be ready to assist in the relief efforts related to these disasters, the local Red Cross Cascades Region is always looking for volunteer disaster responders. People interested in volunteering for the Red Cross as a disaster responder are encouraged to visit redcross.org/volunteer for more information.

CONNECT WITH LOVED ONES
The Red Cross has two ways to help you reconnect with loved ones. The free Red Cross Safe and Well website allows people to register and post messages to indicate that they are safe, or to search for loved ones. The site is open to the public and available in Spanish. Registrations and searches can be done on the website or by texting SAFE to 78876.

The Red Cross Emergency App “I’m Safe” button allows users to post a message to their social accounts, letting friends and family know they are out of harm’s way. The Emergency App is in English and Spanish and is available in app stores by searching for the American Red Cross or going to redcross.org/apps.

MAKE A DONATION Entire communities and families have been left reeling from deadly wildfires. Help people affected by the California wildfires by visiting redcross.org, calling 1- 800-RED CROSS or texting the word CAWILDFIRES to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from this disaster.

About the American Red Cross The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/Cascades or visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossCasc.

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Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Two People in Coquille - 11/12/18

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home disaster at 3:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 in the 1300 block of North Henry Street in Coquille, Coos County, Ore.

This single-family fire affected two adults.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Two People in Rockaway Beach - 11/11/18

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home disaster at 8:45 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 in the 200 block of S. Anchor Street in Rockaway Beach, Tillamook County, Ore.

This single-family fire affected two adults and several pets.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Single-Family Fire Affecting Two People in La Pine - 11/10/18

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a single-family disaster at 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 on Highway 97 in La Pine, Deschutes County, Ore.

This single-family fire affected two adults.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Single-Family Fire Affecting Two People in La Pine - 11/10/18

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a single-family disaster at 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 on Highway 97 in La Pine, Deschutes County, Ore.

This single-family fire affected two adults.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Two People in Vancouver - 11/10/18

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home disaster at 6:00 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 in the 6800 block of E. Mill Plain Boulevard in Vancouver, Clark County, Wash.

This single-family fire affected two adults.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Holds Free Earthquake Preparedness Seminar in Bend - 11/09/18

The Red Cross is empowering residents to be ready for the ‘Big One’ by holding an earthquake preparedness seminar in Bend on November 15.

BEND, Ore., November 9, 2018 – The American Red Cross is helping our community to be ready for a 9.0 Cascadia earthquake and disasters of all kinds by holding “Prepare Out Loud” a preparedness presentation in Bend on Thursday, November 15. Prepare Out Loud presentations are free, interactive sessions focusing on local disaster risks, the hazards of the Cascadia Subduction Zone and simple steps to prepare for disasters of all kinds.

Event Details:
November 15th, 5 – 8 p.m. in Bend

  • Tower Theatre, 835 NW Wall St., Bend, OR 97701
  • Free to attend. RSVP at redcross.org/POLBend
  • Facebook event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/918012548388357/
  • A Prepare Resource fair will be held before the presentation from 5 – 6 p.m. The Prepare Out Loud presentation will take place from 6 – 7:30 p.m. A short panel discussion from local emergency management leaders will follow the presentation.

Prepare Out Loud Presentation:

  • Simple and tangible steps to take right now to be ready for disasters big and small
  • The science and history of the Cascadia Subduction Zone
  • Human behavior during emergencies
  • What to expect during and after a Cascadia earthquake or other large-scale disaster
  • How to prepare to quickly locate your loved ones
  • How much food, water and supplies you will need to take care of yourself and others

Review a kit list and other Red Cross recommended emergency planning actions: www.redcross.org/PrepareGuide

About Prepare Out Loud: Prepare Out Loud presenter, Steve Eberlein, was witness to the destruction of the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami in Sri Lanka. The tsunami was caused by an underwater subduction zone earthquake and resulted in the deaths of nearly 300,000 people in 14 countries. His first-hand account of the incident lends perspective to the importance of preparedness.

About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/Cascades or find us on Facebook at Red Cross Cascades, Twitter at @RedCrossCasc and on Instagram at @RedCrossCascades.

Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting One Person in Vancouver - 11/04/18

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home disaster at 5:15 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018 in the 1000 block of NE 45th Street in Vancouver, Clark County, Wash.

This single-family fire affected one adult.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Two People in O'Brien - 11/03/18

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home disaster at 8:30 p.m. Nov. 3, 2018 in the 33200 block of Redwood Highway in O’Brien, Josephine County, Ore.

This single-family fire affected two adults.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Two People in Monroe - 11/03/18

Local disaster responders with the American Red Cross Cascades Region responded to a home disaster at 4:00 a.m. Nov. 3, 2018 in the 25000 block of Foster Road in Monroe, Benton County, Ore.

This single-family fire affected two adults.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Two People in Redmond - 10/29/18

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home disaster at 7:00 p.m. Oct. 29, 2018 in the 2000 block of SW 55th Street in Redmond, Deschutes County, Ore.

This single-family fire affected two adults.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting Three People in Beaverton - 10/29/18

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home disaster at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 29, 2018 in the 5200 block of SW Lombard Avenue in Hillsboro, Washington County, Ore.

This single-family fire affected three adults.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day.

The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Responders Assist Five after N Portland Fire - 10/25/18

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on October 25, 2018, at approximately 6:15 p.m. in the 7900 block of N Reno Avenue in Portland, Oregon. The fire affected four adults and one child.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

 

Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting One Person in Florence - 10/24/18

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on October 24, 2018, at approximately 1 p.m. in the 87,000 block of US-101 in Florence, Oregon. The fire affected one adult.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross and Bend Fire Department to Install Free Smoke Alarms in Homes that Need Them - 10/24/18

On October 27, the Red Cross and Bend Fire Department will install 200 smoke alarms in homes that need them in Bend

BEND, Ore., October 24, 2018 — For the fourth year in a row, the local American Red Cross and the Bend Fire Department are partnering to save lives by installing smoke alarms in homes that need them in Bend. On Saturday, October 27, starting at 10 a.m., Red Cross volunteers and firefighters will go door-to-door in Suntree Mobile Home Park to install free smoke alarms and deliver fire safety information.

The Red Cross installs free smoke alarms in homes that need them and has installed more than 22,000 smoke alarms in Oregon and Southwest Washington since 2014. Seven lives have been saved in our area as a result of Red Cross installed smoke alarms.

People interested in volunteering to install free smoke alarms at Suntree Mobile Home Park on Saturday, October 27, should contact Red Cross Central and Eastern Oregon Disaster Program Manager Alaina Mayfield at 541-749-4197.

WHAT: Red Cross Smoke Alarm Installation Event

WHERE: Suntree Mobile Home Park, 1001 SE 15th St., Bend, OR 97702

WHEN: Saturday, October 27, 2018, starting at 10 a.m.

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Bend Fire Department Deputy Fire Chief and Fire Marshal Larry Medina and Red Cross Disaster Program Manager Alaina Mayfield will be available for media interviews at 10 a.m. at Suntree Mobile Home Park.

GET AN ALARM The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at http://www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

MAKE A PLAN You may only have two minutes to escape when a fire occurs, but most people mistakenly believe they have more than twice as long to get out. The Red Cross recommends that households develop a fire escape plan and practice it at least twice a year with everyone who lives in the home. People should know two ways to escape from every room and designate a safe place to meet outside the home in case of a fire. Discuss the plan with everyone in the household and practice until every member of your household – including children – can escape in less than two minutes

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/Cascades or find us on Twitter at @RedCrossCasc.

Red Cross Responds to Home Fire Affecting One Family in Springfield - 10/24/18

Disaster responders with the local American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on October 24, 2018, at approximately 7 a.m. in the 2100 block of 31st St. in Springfield, Oregon. The fire affected one family, including 1 adult and 2 children.

The Red Cross provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits with toiletry items, information about recovery services, and health and mental health services. Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responding agency/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Residents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Correction: Red Cross Holds Free Earthquake Preparedness Seminar in Roseburg - 10/22/18

The Red Cross is empowering residents to be ready for the ‘Big One’ by holding an earthquake preparedness seminar in Roseburg on October 23.

Roseburg, Ore., October 22, 2018 – The American Red Cross is helping our community to be ready for a 9.0 Cascadia earthquake and disasters of all kinds by holding “Prepare Out Loud,” a preparedness presentation, in Roseburg on Tuesday, October 23. Prepare Out Loud presentations are free, interactive sessions focusing on local disaster risks, the hazards of the Cascadia Subduction Zone and simple steps to prepare for disasters of all kinds.

Event Details:
October 23, 6 – 7:30 p.m. in Roseburg

Prepare Out Loud Presentation Topics, Dates & Locations:

  • Simple and tangible steps to take right now to be ready for disasters big and small
  • The science and history of the Cascadia Subduction Zone
  • Human behavior during emergencies
  • What to expect during and after a Cascadia earthquake or other large-scale disaster
  • How to prepare to quickly locate your loved ones
  • How much food, water and supplies you will need to take care of yourself and others

Review a kit list and other Red Cross recommended emergency planning actions: https://rdcrss.org/2w8kkFE

About Prepare Out Loud
Prepare Out Loud presenter, Steve Eberlein, was witness to the destruction of the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami in Sri Lanka. The tsunami was caused by an underwater subduction zone earthquake and resulted in the deaths of nearly 300,000 people in 14 countries. His first-hand account of the incident lends perspective to the importance of preparedness.

About American Red Cross 
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/Cascades or find us on Facebook at Red Cross Cascades and on Twitter at @RedCrossCasc.

Red Cross Responds to a Single Family Fire Disaster Affecting 2-Adults and 1-pet in Deschutes County - 10/20/18

Disaster responders with the local chapter of American Red Cross responded to a home fire disaster on Saturday, October 20, 2018  at approximately 06:00 in Bend, Oregon

This single family fire affected 2-adults and 1-pet. The Red Cross  provided resources to help address the immediate basic needs of those affected such as temporary housing, food, clothing, comfort kits including toiletry items. The Red Cross also provided information about recovery services, along with health and mental health services as needed.

Additional information about this incident, if available, may be obtained from the local first responders/fire department.

The Red Cross in Oregon and Southwest Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters, like home fires, every day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers the installation of free smoke alarms in our community. Redsidents may call (503) 528-5783 or complete an online form at: www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.

Red Cross Disaster Team Responds to Multi-Family Fire Affecting 2-Adults and Pets in Ne Portland - 10/19/18

Disaster responders with the local chapter of the American Red Cross responded to a multi-family fire on Friday, October 19, 2018 at approximately 20:00 hours in the 4000 block of Ne 12th Avenue in Portland, Oregon.

This fire affected a family of 2-adults and pets. The Red Cross provided resources to address the immediate basic needs for this familily such housing, food, clothing, comfort kits including toiletry items. The Red Cross also provided recovery information including health and mental health services as needed.

Additional information about this incident may be provided by the first responding agency/fire department.

The Red  Ross in Oregon and Sw Washington (the Cascades Region) helps an average of three families affected by disasters such as home fires each day. The Red Cross advocates emergency preparedness and offers free installation of smoke detectors in our community. Residents may call (503)528-5783 or by completing an online form at www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm to schedule an appointment.