Emergency Preparedness

Who Will Respond in Durham

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue and the Tualatin Police Department are the emergency responders to Durham. Washington County serves as the Emergency Manager for the City of Durham in the event of a major disaster.

Emergency managers emphasize that family, neighbors, friends, and bystanders are first responders. Be prepared!

Communicating in an Emergency




Preparing for an Emergency or Disaster

According to emergency responders, the three most important things you can do to prepare for an emergency are to:

  1. make sure that your smoke detectors are working,
  2. learn hands-only CPR, and
  3. keep readily-accessible, up-to-date medical record cards for everyone in the house.

Misc. Resources

Flooded Picnic Shelter
Photo Credit: Molly Strong