Free Emergency Preparedness Expo 2012 March 16 and 17.

March 14, 2012

After taking the PHLUSH emergency sanitation exhibit to Sunnysde Disaster Diner, we’re heading to the Emergency Preparedness Expo 2012 this Friday and Saturday. This large event features 35 displays and workshops with 50 speakers. It will take place at 12300 SE 312 Avenue in Boring from 1 to 7pm on Friday, March 16 and from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, March 17. And this best part is that it’s free!

On Friday afternoon Alice Busch from Sandy Fire Department is giving a half day session on Dealing With Difficult People During Disasters – Emotional First Aid.  Alice is not to be missed. A funny, engaging speaker she introduces penetrating concepts based on her own considerable experience and hands over practical tips on how to communicate more effectively with people in crisis.

PHLUSH emergency sanitation display at Sunnyside.

On Saturday at 2pm,  acclaimed lecturer and earthquake guru James Roddey of the American Red Cross will talk about Preparing for the Big One. Other Expo sessions include Could Contagion Really Happen? Will Your House Hold Up? Wilderness Survival Like a Pro, Updating Your Emergency Plan with Social Media Tools, and All About Freeze Dried Foods.

PHLUSHers Susan Mund, along with Erich Grundner and Helen Goché, will be tabling for PHLUSH, talking to folks about the Christchurch Twin No-Mix Toilet, which has been endorsed by the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management.


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Our Mission Through education and advocacy, PHLUSH helps local governments and citizen groups to provide equitable public restroom availability and to prepare for a pipe-breaking seismic event with appropriate ecological toilet systems.

Our Vision Toilet availability is a human right and well-designed sanitation systems restore health to our cities, our waters and our soils.

Public Hygiene Lets Us Stay Human (PHLUSH) was founded in Portland, Oregon and today collaborates with groups across North America.

PHLUSH is a member of the World Toilet Organization and a partner in the Sustainable Sanitation Alliance.

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