Public safety fair to take place during concert at Westlake Park Wednesday

The Sounds of Summer Concert at Westlake Park has been a fun community tradition for years, with attendance reaching 5,000 people at times.

But next week’s concert on Wednesday, where Satin Love Orchestra will be performing, will also feature another special event: the Public Safety Emergency Preparedness Fair.

Lake Oswego Citizen Information Specialist Bonnie Hirshberger explained, “The public safety fair is an opportunity for our first responders — police, fire and public works — to talk to our citizens about what they can do to protect themselves, their family and property during an emergency, whether it’s a house fire, winter storm or the ‘big one.’”

Scott Lazenby, Lake Oswego’s new city manager, along with officials from Red Cross, Lake Oswego Amateur Radio Emergency Service and Community Emergnecy Response Teams will be there as well to provide information about safety.ChargerKai

“It’s also a chance for us to let people know what we can and can’t do — what our capabilities are.” — Hirshberger said. “Plus, we get to show off our amazing K-9s, Charger and Kai. They are a hit with the kids.”

The fair will include a number of activities and a plethora of information. There will be a junior firefighter course, a citizen request tracker demo and lessons on how to use a fire extinguisher, how to create a fire escape plan and how to perform hands-only CPR. A fire truck will be on display as well as information on classes, postcards for drug take-back day and information on emergency preparedness.

The public can enjoy the concert while also gaining knowledge about safety from how to create a family communications plan to how to locate underground utilities and from how to use a backhoe for debris removal to how children can successfully complete a 911 call.

The concert will start at 6:30 p.m. and the safety fair will greet early attendees at 5:30 p.m. and continue through the concert’s intermission.

For more information, contact Hirshberger at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Special Events Coordinator Gwenn McGill at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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