Crime Prevention Committee
Emergency Preparedness Plan
- Published on Friday, 05 October 2012 03:26
The City of Portland is committed to principles of effective emergency management toprovide quality emergency response services to its residents. However, despite theCity’s efforts, there is still the likelihood that a major disaster, like an earthquake, would overwhelm the City’s and the neighboring community’s professional emergency responders for days or weeks. Therefore, as part of the emergency planning process, Sylvan Highlands Neighborhood Association (SHNA) recognizes the need for residentsto be prepared, organized, and trained to effectively work together to quickly assess damages and respond to their own emergency needs. It is for such a situation that the following program is being developed.
SHNA is developing a Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness Plan to promote assistance to our neighbors and establish clear lines of communication during an emergency or disaster situation. This new plan will incorporate the important aspects of the Street Captain Program and individual and family preparedness. Neighborhoods need all levels of involvement from preparing your own household, being a safe house to serving as a street captain.
Street Captains have a very important role in this plan. During Non-emergency Times
- Maintain a current list of residents of the homes you are responsible for.
- Have a backup and potential runners.
- Have knowledge of more vulnerable residents.
- Have knowledge of personal skills and useful equipment available.
- Be familiar with the radio communications plan.
- Attend Annual General Meetings.
- Take training courses when available.
Responsibilities in a Declared Emergency
- Look after your own family concerns.
- Patrol and assess aid and assistance requirements for homes you areresponsible for.
- Inform the Incident Command Post (by radio or runner) of your situation and anyadditional assistance required.
- Monitor the situation and pass on any pertinent information to the ICP.
- Pass on information received from the ICP to residents.
See a map of our neighborhood.
If you'd like to become involved or have any more questions
Here are some great links to explore
http://getreadyportland.com/ - a local store with lots of info and items to purchase
http://www.portlandoregon.gov/pbem/46475 - Portland’s Bureau of EmergencyManagement
http://www.oregon.gov/OMD/OEM/pages/index.aspx - Oregon’s Bureau of EmergencyManagement
http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/earthquakes/ - Centers for Disease Control andPrevention information on earthquakes
http://www.ntotank.com/vewata1.html - water storage tanks
http://www.preporegon.org/ - GREAT! website
Emergency Preparedness Workshop
- Published on Friday, 05 October 2012 03:23
Many neighbors have expressed interest in how best to prepare their households for an emergency or disaster situation. Sylvan Highlands Neighborhood Association (SHNA) is developing a Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness Plan to address our neighbors concerns. SHNA recognizes the need for residents to be prepared, organized, and trained to effectively work together to quickly assess damages and respond to their own emergency needs. Neighborhoods need all levels of involvement from preparing your own household, being a safe house to serving as a street captain
Join us at an Emergency Preparedness Workshop. Lt. Matt from Fire Station 16 will share his personal plan for emergencies including a show and tell of what he keeps in his own emergency backpack. The Red Cross will also present the basics of household preparedness. Come meet some neighbors, get informed and win some prizes! Bring your neighbors and your questions!
November 7, 2012 6:00-8:30pm at Station 16
additional parking across Skyline at the office parks.
If you'd like to become involved or have any more questions contact
Sylvan Steakhouse hit by car prowls
- Published on Saturday, 11 February 2012 04:49
"A suspected car prowler has been caught on camera breaking into vehicles at a southwest Portland restaurant. Trish Lockhart, owner of The Sylvan Steakhouse, said it's happened dozens of times in the area over the past year and she is fed up.
Lockhart said they have hired security to patrol and will be taking more steps to make this area a safer place. "We're trying to put as much money into it as we can and as much manpower, just to be able to catch these guys and let them know we're not allowing it to happen again," she said.
Lockhart said they have filed a police report. If you have any information, call Portland Police at 503-823-3333."
Full story here.
- Published on Friday, 20 July 2012 23:02
Transportation Safety & Livability Hot Line - 823-SAFE
Some issues that can be addresses using this phone number:
- Intersection Safety (Pavement Markings / Signals / STOP Signs)
- Pedestrian Safety (Crosswalks / Curb Ramps / Signals / Visibility)
- School Safety (Safe Routes / School Drop-Off Areas / Crosswalks / Bus Zone / Education)
- Speeding (Enforcement / Speed Zones / Residential Speed Bump Purchase Projects)
- Visibility (Lighting / Pruning / Signage)
- Bicycle Safety (Bike Lanes / Parking / Signals / Visibility)
- Parking (Limited On-Street Parking / No Parking)
See more details here.
For 24-hour maintenance and repair of traffic signs, signals, equipment, pavement markings or sidewalk: (503) 823-1700
To report potholes: (503) 823-BUMP (2867)
To report street light outages or malfunctions: (503) 823-5216
What is an abandoned vehicle?
- Published on Tuesday, 19 July 2011 05:27
An abandoned auto is a vehicle illegally stored on the street and may include one or more of the following:
o Failure to display current registration or current temporary permit.
o Appears inoperative or disabled.
o Appears wrecked, partially dismantled or junked.
Also, trucks, trailers, buses, RV's and boats are not allowed to be stored on the public right-of-way.
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to call Donald Hunter, Parking Enforcement Division, at 503-823-6814.