A Public Safety Power Shut Off, also called a PSPS, may occur in response to severe fire weather conditions. Utility providers may shut off power to help prevent wildfire situations. Multiple factors are at play when deciding to shut off power to communities - the first priority is community safety. There may be some warning or no notice when power is shut off in response to wildfire risk conditions.
Older Oregonians, individuals with disabilities, and those with medical needs are extremely vulnerable. If they have to leave their homes, please remember a few things:
Be sure they bring their Durable Medical Equipment, if possible.
Be sure they have their current medications and a medication list.
Be sure they have their medical equipment which needs a power supply.
Be sure they have their dentures, eyeglasses, and any supplies needed for multiple days
You can also review our Wildfire Readiness Presentations for great information on how to prepare yourself and your family!
Toolkits for those with Access & Functional Needs
Download the Personal Emergency Plan so for planning resources before a power outage.
Guide for Preparing Medical Devices that Require Electricity
For home medical device users it is important that devices work during a power outage and that you have a plan in place to ensure you know what to do. This completed booklet will help you have an established plan to obtain and organize your medical device information, take necessary actions so that you can continue to use your device, have the necessary supplies for the operation of your device, and know where to go or what to do during a power outage. For more information, visit the Food and Drug Administration's website. View the Power Outage Booklet (PDF) for more details.
Local Utility Providers
Contact your local utility provider for additional resources and information: