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Monday, March 21, 2016

Emergency Prep Fair

For your calendar:
Thursday, April 21. 4 - 8 pm 
LO Parks and Recreation Department 
1500 Greentree Rd. (Palisades School) 


On Thursday, April 21, learn how to care for yourself and your family in the event of an earthquake, landslide, 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 4 and 8 p.m. and learn about water storage and emergency food options, portable sanitation, seismic retrofitting your home, non-structural recommendations, living without power, and much more!

Special Presentation - 6 to 7 p.m.

The City is proud to host a presentation featuring Jay Wilson from Clackamas County Emergency Management. Please join us from 6 to 7 p.m. to learn about:
Mr. Wilson is the Chair of the Oregon Seismic Safety Policy Advisory Commission (OSSPAC) and currently serves as a Disaster Resilience Fellow with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

The city-wide group, LO Prep, is involved in an ongoing effort to bring emergency and disaster preparedness to residents and institutions in the city, including our local schools.  In the even of a major disaster, there may be no place that is seismically sound enough to serve as a public shelter, so getting schools and large buildings retrofitted and individuals prepared is critical.

Remember to sign up for CERT classes.  These free classes, run by the Fire Department, train individuals to assist emergency personnel in the field in the event of an emergency.  In a large disaster, their skills may be the only help available.  Every block should have one!  Contact the LO Fire ?Department today if you live or work in Lake Oswego if you are interested.

You don't get a second chance 
to prepare for an emergency.

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