Be Prepared

The American Red Cross is committed to empowering communities to prepare for disasters big and small, train individuals to respond in the event of a disaster, and provide resources to aid in recovery after a disaster. Together we can build more resilient communities.

Download an emergency kit list & preparedness tips

Get a free smoke alarm installed

Request
online

Call 503‑528‑5783

Download a Home Fire Escape Planning Tool

Available in English and Spanish.

Live in a high-rise apartment? Multi-family home?

Map your escape using this tool.

Review a Cascadia earthquake preparedness checklist

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Prepare Your Workplace

Download an office preparedness playbook.

Take a First Aid, CPR and AED Class

Red Cross can provide first aid, CPR and AED training for you and your employees.

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Volunteer to help

From smoke alarm installation in local neighborhoods to national disaster response, the Red Cross offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for those looking for day of service and longer-term opportunities.

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Purchase a 14-day emergency food supply

Buy a 14-day Mountain House emergency food supply, get $10 off and 10% of your purchase gets donated back to the Red Cross.

Purchase emergency supplies

From hand-crank radios to first-aid kits and pre-packaged disaster preparedness bags, the Red Cross Store provides a wide range of preparedness supplies for your home, office and car.

Download Emergency Apps

Get expert advice right at your fingertips. The app includes emergency first aid information; water-safety information; Red Cross shelter locations and weather information; home fire safety and prevention tips; and a “Make a