Safety and preparedness resources

Use these safety and preparedness resources to guide your emergency plans, improve your home safety and prepare for wildfires, storms and other disasters. 


Home use medical devices: How to prepare for and handle power outages – U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Checklist: Emergency power planning for people who use electricity and battery dependent assistive technology and medical devices – Pacific ADA Center

Power outage during extreme heat – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Tips for preventing heat-related illness – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Food and water safety during a power outage – U.S. Food & Drug Administration

Personal and home preparedness guides

Building an emergency kit –

Making an emergency plan –

Preparing for power outages – Pacific Power

[VIDEO] How to make your home and property fire-safe – Oregon Department of Forestry and Keep Oregon Green

[VIDEO] Fire resistant landscaping tips – Oregon Department of Forestry

Wildfire safety

Staying safe during wildfire season handout – Pacific Power

Public Safety Power Shutoff handout – Pacific Power

Wildfire safety checklist – Pacific Power

Preparing for a wildfire – FEMA

Wildfire safety – American Red Cross

Fire protection starts with prevention – Oregon Department of Forestry

Wildfire prevention information – Keep Oregon Green

Wildfire safety landscaping and construction checklist – National Fire Protection Association

Power outage safety and resources

Generator safety guide – Pacific Power

How to open a garage door manually – SFGate

Being water-wise during a power outage (water pump) – King County, WA

Charcoal and propane grill safety – National Fire Protection Association

State and local agencies


Governor’s Council on wildfire response           

Oregon wildfire risk explorer map viewer – Oregon Department of Forestry

Oregon Office of Emergency Management    

Josephine County Emergency Management

Josephine County Firewise program

Jackson County Emergency Management

Douglas County Emergency Management

City of Grants Pass Firewise program

Hood River Department of Emergency Management


California utility Public Safety Power Shutoff resource guide

California Office of Emergency Services

CalFire: Ready for wildfire

California Public Utilities Commission fire-threat maps

County of Siskiyou Office of Emergency Services


Washington State wildfire resources   

Washington State fire danger maps

Yakima Valley Emergency Management