SDSURF’s Emergency Preparedness plans and information are designed to function alone or to complement FEMA, State of California, CSU, SDSU, and other applicable local emergency plans and protocols. Disaster response and Continuity of Operations efforts also involve arranging alternatives for critical business functions and planning for continued operations in the event of a disaster.
Information and links to resources related to emergency preparedness are listed below. If you have any questions, please contact SDSURF Risk Management at firstname.lastname@example.org
For All Emergencies Call: 911
In San Diego County and surrounding areas, wildfires pose a major hazard to our communities. Both the State of California Office of Emergency Services (OES) and the County offer many valuable resources to help you prepare for emergencies like wildfires. We encourage SDSURF staff to review these resources and be proactive in developing plans to protect yourselves and your loved ones in the event of a wildfire in your area.
The County offers many tips for wildfire preparedness, including:
- Be sure your cell phone is registered with AlertSanDiego, the County’s regional notification system to receive the warnings directly to your mobile phone. People may also register their VoIP phone numbers or email addresses as well.
- Residents may also download the ReadySanDiego SDEmergencyApp, which provides emergency information such as incident updates, shelter locations, evacuation areas and hazard perimeters.
- Tune in to local news coverage on active fires. The main Emergency Alert System radio stations for San Diego County are KOGO AM 600 and KLSD AM 1360.
- Now is the time for households to review, or create, a personal disaster plan with the help of the County’s guide (available in English and in Spanish. This guide includes disaster preparedness and immediate safety tips that can be used in any emergency. Among the tips are what you need to know about evacuations and suggestions on what you can take with you. Residents may also consider various routes to take to leave the community, knowing more than one in case one is not safe to use due to the emergency.
- Check on elderly or neighbors who might require assistance evacuating.
- Have a plan to shelter large animals or livestock and if possible, evacuate them early. If you need assistance evacuating call (619) 236-2341.
- Take household pets with you whenever possible.
- If you have a life-threatening emergency, call 9-1-1.
- Visit the preparedness website.
Please take some time to review the following additional resources as well:
Resource List West Coast Wildfires (PDF Format, 240KB)*
San Diego County Emergency Site: https://www.sdcountyemergency.com/
Wildland Fire Action Guide:
https://www.readysandiego.org/content/dam/oesready/en/Resources/wildfire_preparedness_guide.pdf(PDF Format, 520KB)*
To explore SD Emergency, the County of San Diego’s OES App: https://www.readysandiego.org/SDEmergencyApp/
State of California OES Wildfire Response Resources: https://www.response.ca.gov/
Department of Homeland Security Ready.gov site’s information on wildfires: https://www.ready.gov/wildfires
- SDSU Emergency Preparedness
- SDSU Research Foundation Emergency Response Manual (PDF Format, 5.95MB)*
- Evacuation Plans
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