Monday, March 02, 2009

Registration Opens for Ready. Safe. Go.

Portland's annual safety and preparedness event

Do you want to increase your safety skills? Are you prepared if a disaster strikes? Do you want information on urban youth violence and gangs?

Come to the fourth annual Ready. Safe. Go. conference and volunteer recognition event on April 25, 2009. This year's event is in southeast Portland at Warner Pacific College, 2219 SE 68th Ave., and runs from 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Registration is now open.

This training is for you if:

    • You're a member of a NET, Neighborhood/Business Watch, or Foot Patrol.
    • You're a community member interested in learning more about preventing crime, increasing safety, and being prepared in an emergency.
    • You're a business owner or manager interested in emergency preparedness and theft prevention.

Choose from 21 classes during three, hour-long training sessions. Training topics include: urban youth violence and gangs; bicycle safety; child predator awareness; animal abuse and cruelty; personal safety skills; emergency preparedness for businesses; shoplift, theft, and robbery prevention for businesses; Know Your Neighborhood; disaster burn and wound treatment; psychological first aid; introduction to incident command (ICS-100); disasters in our region; what to do after 72 hours; HAM radio; table top exercises; and more. The website listed below has the most current class information.

In the afternoon, there will be an awards ceremony honoring Portland volunteers who contribute to community safety and livability. The Citizen Corps programs giving awards include Crime Prevention, Neighborhood Emergency Teams (NETs), and Heath Reserve Corps.

The event is free and lunch is provided, but pre-registration is required. The registration deadline is April 9, 2009.

Find out more information and register online at then click on the Ready. Safe. Go. link.

Ready. Safe. Go. is a partnership between the Office of Neighborhood Involvement's Crime Prevention Program and the Portland Office of Emergency Management with support from the Portland Citizen Corps Council and Warner Pacific College.

For questions or to register by phone contact:
Dennis LoGiudice at 503-823-4064 or

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