Triple Threat: OMSI Rescue Event, Film & Exhibit
Emergency Preparedness Showcase Saturday, June 30
Ever wondered what it’s like to ride inside a nearly 4,000 pound fire engine capable of gushing more than 95 gallons of water per minute? What about a mobile command unit? Find out for yourself at OMSI’s emergency preparedness event this Saturday, June 30, featuring a local fire engine available fo 2000 r tours, as well as displays and presentations from more than a dozen local and regional emergency response organizations.
As part of OMSI’s grand finale to its 2012 film fest featuring the film Rescue, and in collaboration with its featured exhibit Nature Unleashed, the museum will hold a special day showcasing the work of men and women trained and devoted to helping others in times of need. Participating organizations include the American Red Cross, the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management, NOAA’s National Weather Services, Portland Fire and Rescue, the Civil Air Patrol of the U.S. Air Force, and many others. (See below for full list).
Nature Unleashed invites visitors to discover what triggers a volcanic eruption, witness the power of hurricane-force winds, experience the roar of a tornado as it surrounds them, and monitor earthquakes around the world in real time.
Rescue plunges audiences into the hard, but inspiring work of saving lives in the face of a natural disaster. The film takes the audience behind the scenes during rescue training, and then sweeps viewers along to respond to one of the biggest humanitarian disasters of the century: the infamous 2010 earthquake in Haiti.
WHEN: Saturday, June 30, 2012 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Demonstrations, tours, and lectures presented with partners.
9:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.
OMSI’s featured exhibit Nature Unleashed will be open for special extended hours.
Rescue film viewings will occur at 10 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m., and 9 p.m.
WHERE: OMSI Front Plaza, OMNIMAX Theater and Featured Exhibit Hall
COST: The event and the Nature Unleashed exhibit are included with paid museum general admission. Visitors may also purchase OMNIMAX tickets for showings of the giant screen film Rescue. All showings of Rescue and entrance to Nature Unleashed are free to Film Festival pass holders.
For more information, visit www.omsi.edu.
11:30 a.m. Emergency Preparedness, Community Resilience and Sustainability are the Same Thing, on Different Timelines, with Jeremy O’Leary of PREP.
1:00 p.m. Panel Discussion: The What, Why and How of Family Emergency Preparedness in 15 Minutes, with Disaster Speaker James Roddey, Oregon VOAD President Scott Reuter, Multnomah County Emergency Management Steve Bullock, and www.naturaldistastersbook.com founder Betsy Shand.
1:30 p.m. Cell Phone Tech & Social Media in Your Emergency Planning, with Betsy Shand, founder of www.naturaldisastersbook.com.
2:00 p.m. Non-Structural Ways to Prepare your Home for an Earthquake with Portland Bureau of Emergency Management Director Carmen Merlo.
2:30 p.m. Emergency Management: A “Whole Community” Approach, with Luis Hernandez and Steven Bullock of Multnomah County Emergency Management.
3:00 p.m. Using Wild Plans for Food and Medicine, with Rebecca Lerner, Firstways.com, journalist and nature educator.
3:30 p.m. Panel Discussion: The What, Why and How of Family Emergency Preparedness in 15 Minutes, with disaster speaker James Roddey, Oregon VOAD President Scott Reuter, Multnomah County Emergency Management Steve Bullock, and www.naturaldistastersbook.com founder Betsy Shand.
American Red Cross, Oregon Region, CERT (Community Emergency Response Team), Civil Air Patrol, Earthquake Tech, Mt. St. Helen’s and the Gifford Pinchot National Forest, Natural Disaster Services, NOAA’s National Weather Services, Portland Bureau of Emergency Management, Portland Fire & Rescue, Portland Mountain Rescue, PREP (Planning for Resilience & Emergency Preparedness), Titan Ready Water: Global Water Storage Systems, and Transportland.