emergency preparedness

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The Cascadia Playbook is a state government blueprint for responding to a major earthquake that could kill up to 25,000 people in the Pacific Northwest. 

Aubrey Bulkeley

Local firefighter Nathan Kunasek has started a non-profit organization to train the community in techniques to stop life threatening bleeding. He feels passionately that all educators can and should be first responders to emergencies. KLCC went to a training at Malabon Elementary School in Eugene’s Bethel District. 


Oregon Office of Emergency Management

Hundreds of thousands of Oregonians are expected to participate in an annual earthquake drill this Thursday.

Brian Bull / KLCC

The possible threats from a large earthquake, wildfire, or flood drew locals to the City of Eugene’s emergency preparedness fair at the Park Blocks today. 

Eugene/Springfield CERT

Do you have enough to survive for 2 weeks without electricity or water?

Brian Bull / KLCC

Are you ready for a possible disaster, like an earthquake, ice storm, or fire?  The City of Eugene is holding a series of preparedness fairs just for such scenarios. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.  

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Starting tomorrow (July 12), Lane Community College will hold a three-day shooter response training course, as well as a drill on its main campus.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, a variety of law enforcement agencies will participate in the training coordinated between LCC and the FBI.  

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Eugene residents are advised that a hazardous materials drill will be held tomorrow (Saturday 3/18) on its main campus off of 30th Avenue.  

Tiffany Eckert

A contingency of first responders spent the afternoon (Wednesday) in downtown cottage grove running through scenarios for dealing with a natural gas pipeline emergency.

Williams Pipeline operates close to 4,000 miles of transmission pipeline through the Pacific Northwest. From the Columbia Gorge, pipes follow along Interstate-5, carrying compressed natural gas. They run through communities. Sometimes, lines cross railroad tracks.

Anniversary Reminds Oregon Of Earthquake Risk

Dec 25, 2014
OPB.org

December 26 is the 10-year anniversary of the Boxing Day earthquake that struck off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. Since the devastating earthquake and tsunami, the Oregon Office of Emergency Management has stepped up preparations for a major quake here.

Oregon is located along the Cascadia Subduction zone, a fault capable of producing a major quake. Cory Grogan, with the Oregon Office of Emergency Management says it’s not a matter of if it’s a matter of when. New evacuation and tsunami inundation maps have been created and are vital to Oregon’s preparedness.