Public Safety

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Emergency Preparedness Fair

Sunday, March 4th
Multnomah Arts Center auditorium
7688 SW Capitol Hwy

Neighborhood Emergency Teams (NETs) Preparedness demonstrations:

  • Preparedness demonstrations
  • Water storage/safety/purification
  • Emergency food ideas
  • Demonstration of electricity and gas meter turn-off

Information/vendor tables:

  • Portland Water Bureau presentation (1-2 pm, Room #10 'Building a Resilient Water Supply System')
  • Red Cross/FEMA literature
  • NW Seismic demonstration
  • Portland Fire & Rescue fire safety
  • Cascadia Quake Kits
  • NW Natural Gas demonstrations

...and more!
Door prizes! (items and gift cards from Andy and Bax, Cascadia Quake Kits, Costco, Fred Meyer, Target, UU Yogurt, WinCo)
Essentials of knot-tying!
Free samples!
Kid Zone!

Presented by Southwest Neighborhoods Public Safety Committee.

Thank You to our event contributors: Andy and Bax, Cascadia Quake Kits, Costco, Fred Meyer - Burlingame, UU Yogurt - Raleigh Hills, WinCo, SWNI ONI Neighborhood Small Grant.




6:00pm (January, April and October PSAC meetings)
7:00 pm (all other months)
Multnomah Arts Center, Room 29
7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, Oregon 97219

The Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. Public Safety Committee meets on the 1st Thursday of the month. The January, April and October meetings are quarterly Public Safety Action Committee (PSAC) meetings. The PSAC meetings are held at the same location, but starting at 6:00pm. Confirm scheduled meetings in the Southwest Neighborhoods Calendar.

All meetings are open to the public. Everyone is welcome.


Carol Porto, Chair
Public Safety Committee

View meeting documents on Google Drive.


Quarterly Public Safety Action Committee (PSAC) Meetings

Quarterly Public Safety Action Committee meetings will be held in lieu of the Public Safety Committee Meetings in October, January and April.
All residents and businesses in SW Portland are invited.

The Southwest Neighborhoods Public Safety Committee has been around for years, providing members with valuable information about crime prevention and emergency preparedness.The agenda will reflect the crime-related concerns of community members in attendance and projects the group wants to pursue. 

PSAC meetings are a great opportunity for community members to meet their neighborhood officers and Central Precinct command staff. It is a forum where community members, businesses, neighborhood associations, and the Portland Police Bureau Central Precinct officers come together to problem-solve issues in their neighborhoods. PSAC meetings start at 6:00pm.

Contact Crime Prevention Coordinator Jenni Pullen,, 503-823-4257.


Neighborhood Emergency Teams

Do you know what to do in the event of a disaster?   They say the BIG ONE is coming.......
Learn what you should have on hand, what you can do and how to survive by speaking with your local Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET). Find your neighborhood NET team on the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management (PBEM) team list

PBEM offers free NET training classes. Sign up at

For information contact Jeremy VanKeuren, Program Manager.

Want help in talking to kids about emergencies and disasters?
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The Adventures of Terry the Turtle and Gracie the Wonder Dog, Grades 3-6

Recent Presentation Materials

Take 5 To Survive Presentation Materials:

Jay Raskin's Presentation: Oregon Resilience Plan, Lessons for SW Portland
Video of Stan Houseman's full Take 5 to Survive Emergency Preparedness presentation on October 4th, 2016.
Video of guest speaker Stan Houseman's presentation on "Gas & Go" Emergency Preparedness demonstration & speech.
Multnomah County Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) presentation by Bob Cady


Public Safety Links and Phone Numbers