Building Safety Month
May is Building Safety Month. The City, in conjunction with the International Code Council, is celebrating a 33-year legacy of leadership in building safety by offering our residents a month's worth of tips for living more safely and comfortably.
Join us during one of the following events and learn more about Building Safety Month. We'll have hard hats available for the kids.
You can also view our model home display, which offers a peek inside the walls and under the floorboards of a typical home to see hidden piping, electrical and other systems, and learn more about when and why building codes and inspections are required for safety.
View and download a kids' activity book.
May 22 East Gresham Community Information Fair
Staff will be at the East Gresham Information Fair, located at Gordon Russell Middle School, 3625 E. Powell Valley Rd., from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
June 1 Gresham Farmers' Market
Join staff at the Gresham Farmers' Market, located on N.W. Miller Ave. between 2nd and 3rd Streets in Historic Downtown Gresham, on June 1 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Week 2: Disaster Safety and Mitigation
Develop a Family Emergency Plan
Sit down together and decide how to contact each other, where to go and what to do in an emergency.
Hold Earthquake Drills
Locate safe spots in each room under a sturdy table or piece of furniture. Practice Drop, Cover and Hold on.
Purchase and Store Bottled Water
Make sure you have one gallon of water per person/per day for at least three days. If you have pets remember they need water too.
Make a Plan for Power Failure
Discuss how your family will cook and light and heat your home safely if you lose power. Become familiar with all utilities before a disaster strikes.
Identify Utility Shut-Off Valves
Identify your utility shut-off valves and place a shut-off tool by the door nearest them. Teach adults and older children when and how to use them.
Assemble disaster-survival kits to last at least 72 hours for each person in the house. Start with the basic necessities such as food, water, first aid supplies, critical medications, light sources, an AM radio, clothing and bedding.