Powering Medical Equipment Do your medical needs require electricity? If so, make sure you have a plan in case of a power outage. No one can predict when an outage might happen. If you depend on life-support or other medical equipment, or medication that needs to be refrigerated, it’s important to be prepared. PGE has provided useful information here. The Medical Certificate Team is also available by phone 503-612-3838 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to answer questions about the program.
Prepare an Emergency Kit
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.
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 Coordinator Greg Harris.
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. Registration is confidential and free. 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 866-419-5000 (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.
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.
Community Emergency Response Team Learn how to help your neighbors when it counts As of July 1, 2018, Tigard’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) has officially become a non-profit organization and will be managing their trainings and volunteer program from now on.
News Flash! The FEMA Regional Office and Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington emergency management agencies are proud to release the Region 10 Private Sector Dashboard. The dashboard provides partners information about upcoming events, online training, relevant links and staff contact information. This non-disaster dashboard is available 24/7 to anyone. Enter Room as a Guest Here.