First Annual Emergency Preparedness Fair in Redmond

Red Cross Oregon Bend Preparedness Fair

Prepare! Redmond announces its first annual Emergency Preparedness Fair!

Please join us for this free community event to learn more about emergencies and disasters that threaten us in Central Oregon; the importance of preparedness and how to prepare your family; and how your community responds to emergencies.

Prepare! Redmond is the newest community collaborative in Oregon to take advantage of the national Prepare! initiative to save lives and livelihoods by preparing individuals and families, schools, businesses and entire communities to respond to and recover from disasters of all types and sizes. Prepare! Redmond will help to substantially preserve the region’s economy and assure that communities survive after devastating wildfires, floods, severe storms and even a catastrophic earthquake.

Launched by the American Red Cross, Prepare! Redmond is a community-based collaborative group comprised of local organizations including Deschutes County, Redmond Fire & Rescue, City of Redmond, local health care and utility providers, and faith-based organizations. Together, their outreach and impact will help prepare Redmond residents for future disasters and build the resilience of the community.

Central Oregon is no stranger to disaster with yearly wildfires impacting our communities. Prepare! Redmond encourages citizens to prepare and practice for these events in advance to improve the resilience of our communities.