SWNI Public Safety (PSC) meetings are open to the public and individuals are welcome to share concerns and ask questions related to safety and livability in SW Portland. The SWNI Public Safety Committee (PSC) meets on the first Thursday of each month 7:00 - 8:30 pm at Multnomah Arts Center, Room 30, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy. Confirm scheduled meetings on the Southwest Neighborhoods calendar.
UPCOMING PUBLIC SAFETY MEETINGS & EVENTS:
June 1, 2017: "2 Weeks Ready" Emergency Preparedness presentation by Stan Houseman. This presentation will step up the prior meeting presentations that covered things you can do to get ready for a disaster. Now we'll take it to the next level by getting you ready to not only be prepared and surviving but surviving at least 2 weeks which is estimated to be the earliest Portland Bureau of Emergency Management expects core services to become available. Agenda The public is welcome to join us!
June 10, 2017: NET and Portland Fire Bureau Station #18, Search & Rescue exercise at Habitat for Humanity property (old United Methodist Church) 2401 SW Taylors Ferry Road co-hosted by and registration open for Markham with Ashcreek, Crestwood, Maplewood & Multnomah Neighborhood NETs. Registration open to other SW Neighborhood NETs after May 28th. Maximum participants is 40 for June 10th. Dates for additional exercises will post after this exercise is done.
June 14, 2017: "BEECN" (Basic Earthquake Emergency Communication Nodes) training (please sign up if you plan to be there!): www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0D4CAFA923A7FC1-wednesday1 Learn more at Portland Bureau of Emergency Management (PBEM) BEECN web page at www.portlandoregon.gov/beecn. This training will explain how the BEECNs will be used by neighborhoods to communicate information about damage, injuries and other emergency information to the Emergency Communications Center during a disaster to be able to get help and resources. The Public, especially NETs are welcome to join us!
June 20, 2017: NET Basic Training: Tuesday evenings 6-9 PM in Hillsdale.
June 22, 2017: “Oregon Resilience Plan, Lessons for SW Portland” guest speaker Jay Raskin. Multnomah Arts Center, Auditorium 7PM
July 9, 2017: "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" Movie in the Park event co-hosted with Markham Neighborhood on the Jackson Middle School sports field at 10625 SW 35th Avenue (1 block south of SW Huber & 35th Ave intersection). Visit Markham Neighborhood website for more information.
NEIGHBORHOOD EMERGENCY TEAMs (NET):
Do you know what to do in the event of a disaster? Learn what you should have on hand, what you should do and how to survive by attending your local Neighborhood Emergency Team NET meeting and taking the NET class offered for free by Portland Bureau of Emergency Management\FEMA (PBEM) by contacting Jeremy VanKeuren, Program Manager. Although PBEM maintains a list of NETs for all Portland's 95 Neighborhood Associations, below is meeting and contact information for the 17 SW Portland neighborhoods that are part of the SWNI Coalition:
SWNI NEIGHBORHOOD NETs (Alphabetical): (Please check often for updates.): Complete list of Portland's NETs are on PBEM's website.
- ARNOLD CREEK: Meets 2nd Wednesday monthly (no meet July & August), Stephenson Elementary School, 2627 SW Stephenson St., Marcel Rodriguez, Lead, Website: http://swni.org/arnold_creek/NET
- ASH CREEK: See "AshCrest"
- ASHCREST: Meets 1st Wednesday monthly, 7 PM, West Portland United Methodist Church, 4729 SW Taylors Ferry Road, Dave Manville, Co-Lead (503) 753-8186 and Chuck Quarterman, Co-Lead, (503) 415-9310, Website: http://www.ashcrest.net/
- BRIDLEMILE: Meet day\time TBD at Bridlemile School or NET member residence, Jamie Strohecker, Co-Lead and Stephen Charlton, Co-Lead (503) 297-3095 Website: http://swni.org/bridlemile/NET
- COLLINS VIEW: Bob Fischer, Lead (See Arnold Creek)
- CRESTWOOD: See "AshCrest"
- FAR SOUTHWEST: N\A (see Markham)
- HAYHURST: Meets 3rd Wednesday, odd # months, 6:45 PM Alpenrose Dairy - IceCream Parlor, 6149 SW Shattuck Rd., Ron Hellenthal, Lead and Greg Zupan, Lead and Hayhurstnet@gmail.com and firstname.lastname@example.org Website: https://hayhurstnet.com
- HILLSDALE: Rebecca Cude, Lead
- MAPLEWOOD: Ed Hurtley, Lead and Kandy Scott, ARO
- MARKHAM: Monthly on 2nd Wed, Fire Station #18, 8720 SW 30th Ave., 7-8 PM, Phil Ford, Co-Lead & Donna Herron, Co-Lead, Website
- MARSHALL PARK: N\A, (See Arnold Creek)
- MULTNOMAH: Susan Reed, Lead
- SOUTH BURLINGAME: Jeff Israel, Lead, SBNET @portlandprepares.org
- SOUTH PORTLAND: Emily Frank, Lead
- SOUTHWEST HILLS: Kelly Reese, Lead
- WEST PORTLAND PARK: Mike McNamara and Vicki McNamara, Co-Leads
Current Public Safety Committee Projects:
- Emergency Preparedness awareness and training
- PBOT Vision Zero "Slow Down" Paint the neighborhoods ORANGE campaign
- Portland Police Bureau's WomenStrength class
- CPR\AED class
- Advocacy for stronger Seismic Building and Zoning Codes
Paint our neighborhoods with bright orange PBOT's Vision Zero signs. During the next few months while our neighborhood children are walking to school in poor visibility and dark conditions; wear brightly colored and reflective clothing as well as get "Slow Down" signs to remind drivers to drive slow and watch for pedestrians and bicyclists. Download the "I Share The Road" document at the bottom of this page or click on this link to read more: Neighborhood Vision Zero signs or visit PBOT's website to learn more about the City of Portland's Vision Zero effort, please visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/40390
What is the difference between brightly colored and reflective clothing and not?
As you can see, the gentlemen pictured on the left would probably be hit by a vehicle driving at night or in the rain or fog. They are much more visible in the photo to the right.
A distracted drivers are drivers that:
- Actively use cell phones and other electronic devices
- Tuning radio\stereo
- Putting on makeup
- Dealing with passengers that take their eyes off the road
It only takes a second to not be seen. Help drivers see you and avoid you on the road.
The difference between not wearing or wearing brightly colored and reflective clothing plus carrying flashlights may save your life.
May 4th, 2017: "Home Safety Audit" Identify Things You Can Do to Remove Hazards & Improve Safety Around Home
April 6th, 2017: "Map Your Neighborhood"
- Meeting Minutes for March 2, 2017
- ONI Cannabis Policy Program
- Map Your Neighborhood - Overview
- Map Your Neighborhood - Discussion Guide
- Map Your Neighborhood - Neighborhood Contact List
- Map Your Neighborhood - Facilitator Tracking Sheet
March 2nd, 2017:
February 2, 2017: Meeting Cancelled due to Winter Storm
January 5, 2017:
View meeting video on YouTube at this address: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNDsh7yCJTc (copy and paste in your browser) Be sure to fast forward to about 15 minutes into the meeting where Stan's presentation will start.
At our January 5th meeting , Stan Houseman presented the full Emergency Preparedness Presentation based on the "Take 5 to Survive" booklet (click on the link to view the booklet). To view the specific pages that were covered during this presentation, see the list of meeting materials below.
"Take 5 To Survive" video (click on link) Emergency Preparedness Presentation by Stan Houseman
Take 5 To Survive Presentation Materials:
- How Long Can You Survive?
- Managing Your Utilities During A Disaster
- Food & Water
- It's An Emergency! Do You Know Where Your Family Is?
- Protect Your Family Before Disaster Strikes
- Preparedness Calendar
- Home Hazard Hunt
- Motor Vehicle Preparedness
- Killer On The Loose (Earthquakes)
- Drop, Cover, and Hold On!
Additional Take 5 To Survive Documents (Optional):
- Electrical Outages and Home Safety
- Heat Wave
- Disaster Psychology
- Thunderstorms & Lightning
- Windstorms and Tornadoes
- Winter Storms
Stan presented an abbreviated version of this presentation on October 4th, 2016 which we videotaped and posted here: Video of Stan Houseman's full Take 5 to Survive Emergency Preparedness presentation on October 4th, 2016.
December 1, 2016:
- November 3, 2016 SWNI Public Safety Committee Minutes
- Video of Sheriff Reese and Commander Davis at Public Safety Committee meeting
October 6, 2016:
- Video of guest speaker Stan Houseman's presentation on "Gas & Go" Emergency Preparedness demonstration & speech.
- Community Policing Reception event flyer
September 1, 2016:
August 4, 2016:
- Minutes for August 4, 2016 - approved
- Multnomah County Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) presentation by Bob Cady
- Back to school, distracted drivers, motor and pedestrian safety will be the topic of SWNI's next Public Safety meeting.
- Revised Action Plan Fiscal Year July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017
- Distracted Driving ODOT - Background Document
- Distracted Driver - ODOT Resource Document
- Distracted Driving Task Force Website: http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/COMM/Pages/Distracted-Driving.aspx
July 7, 2016:
- Minutes for July 7, 2016 - approved
- Draft Action Plan Fiscal Year July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017
- Committee Notes from June 2nd Meeting
June 2, 2016:
- Minutes for June 2, 2016 - approved
- SWNI Public Safety Action Plan 2015-16
- Emergency Preparedness Fair flyer for June 25th, 2016
About the SWNI Public Safety Committee
The Public Safety Committee supports community partnerships to prevent crime, alleviate the fear of crime in the community, and promote emergency preparedness in the community. More specifically, the committee:
Increases community policing and livability by encouraging the formation of Neighborhood Watches.
Focuses on neighborhood priority issues such as car prowls, car theft, identity theft, and burglary.
Works with the Southwest Crime Prevention Specialist and Neighborhood Response Team Officers to share information, address crime issues, and to problem solve.
Hosts community meetings to increase awareness and give residents preventive measures.
Educates the community about how to prepare for and survive a major disaster.
Creates a resilient community.
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Public Safety Links and Phone Numbers
(503) 823-4257 Crime Prevention Coordinator Jenni Pullen, Office of Neighborhood Involvement, email email@example.com. Find a full listing of Crime Prevention Program services at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/oni/index.cfm?&c=28395
(503) 823-1700 for 24-hour maintenance and repair of traffic signs, signals and equipment, pavement markings and condition, sidewalks and potholes.
(503) 823-SAFE - Transportation Safety and Neighborhood Livability line. Report non-emergency unsafe pedestrain condidtions such as obstacles or vegetation in walkways, paths,etc.
(503) 823 - 3333 - Portland Police Bureau Non-Emergency number. See a list of issues handled by the TRU/Non-Emergency number at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/police/article/416175
Portland Bureau of Emergency Managment NET Program - Neighborhood Emergency Teams (NETs) are Portland residents trained by PBEM and Portland Fire & Rescue to provide emergency disaster assistance within their own neighborhoods. http://www.portlandoregon.gov/pbem/31667?
Portland Bureau of Transportation Traffic Safety Resources: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/55303
Every Corner is a Crosswalk - Video work commissioned by the Portland Bureau of Transportation. This covers three pieces of Oregon pedestrian crosswalk law: Unmarked crosswalks, signalized crosswalk where driver and pedestrian get the signal at the same time and mid-block crossings in marked crosswalks: http://animatedtrafficlaw.org/ror/index.php/RoR:Every_corner_is_a_crosswalk
RUN. HIDE. FIGHT. Surviving an Active Shooter Event: After the mass shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, the City of Houston has released this how-to video on what people should do if caught in an active shooter event. The video was produced and funded by the Houston Mayor’s Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security.
Office of Neighborhood Involvement: SW Portland Crime Prevention: http://www.portlandonline.com/oni/index.cfm?c=44650
Portland Police Bureau: Crime maps and statistics: http://www.portlandonline.com/police/index.cfm?c=29795
NEW The Ultimate Guide to Driving Safely & Avoiding Distractions http://www.exchangeandmart.co.uk/distracted-driving
NEW Protecting Yourself From Road Rage http://www.angeresources.com/protectself.htm
Email PublicSafety@swni.org or call the Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc office, (503) 823-4592