September is National Emergency Preparedness and there is no time like the present to ensure that you and your family will be ready if an emergency occurs. An emergency can occur quickly and without warning. The most important thing you can do to keep yourself and your family safe from an emergency is to prepare, stay calm, and follow instructions from emergency personnel.
Because we are unable to predict when or if an emergency will occur, we need to be prepared as individuals and as a community for whatever the future may bring. If you have questions regarding the City of Tualatin Emergency Management Plan you can contact Kathy Kaatz at 503-691-3093.
If you are interested in receiving emergency notifications from the City or other agencies view the Stay Connected section on our website for more information. There are also a couple of news related systems that will provide local and regional notifications by visiting their sites and signing up to receive notifications. One of those sites is FlashAlert and the other is PublicAlerts.
- American Red Cross Disaster Services
The American Red Cross helps keep people safe every day as well as in an emergency thanks to caring people who support our work in the community. Please support your local Red Cross.
- Clackamas County Emergency Management
Every person who lives or works in Clackamas County shares responsibility for minimizing the impact of disaster on our community. The Office of Emergency Management can help show you how.
- FEMA's Are You Ready? An In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness
Are You Ready? An In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness (IS-22) is FEMA’s most comprehensive source on individual, family, and community preparedness. The guide has been revised, updated, and enhanced in August 2004 to provide the public with the most current and up-to-date disaster preparedness information available.
PandemicFlu.gov provides comprehensive government-wide information on pandemic influenza and avian influenza for the general public, health and emergency preparedness professionals, policy makers, government and business leaders, school systems, and local communities.
- State of Oregon Office of Emergency Management
The purpose of the Office of Emergency Management is to execute the Governor's responsibilities to maintain an emergency services system as prescribed in ORS 401 by planning, preparing and providing for the prevention, mitigation and management of emergencies or disasters that present a threat to the lives and property of citizens of and visitors to the State of Oregon.
- The Department of Homeland Security's Ready.gov
Ready.gov - Prepare. Plan. Stay Informed. Ready America, Educating and empowering Americans to prepare for emergencies including natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks.
- Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue
Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue provides fire protection and emergency medical services to approximately 418,000 citizens in one of the fastest growing regions in Oregon. Our 210 square mile service area includes nine cities and unincorporated portions of Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington County.
- Washington County Department of Health and Human Services
Our health programs are designed to provide the information, motivation, and means necessary for individuals and community groups to practice health-enhancing behaviors.
- Washington County Emergency Management Cooperative (EMC)
The Washington County EMC is committed to the development and maintenance of a county-wide, integrated system to prepare for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate against disasters. EMC is comprised of Beaverton, Cornelius, Forest Grove, Tigard, Clean Water Services and Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue.
- World Health Organization Epidemic and Pandemic Alert and Response (EPR)
The World Health Organization is the United Nations specialized agency for health. It was established on 7 April 1948. WHO's objective, as set out in its Constitution, is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health is defined in WHO's Constitution as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.