Public Safety

Safely Dispose of Unwanted Prescription Drugs

| 11:24 AM

By not promptly and properly disposing of unwanted and expired prescription medications in your home, you are taking a chance that they could be stolen or abused, by either a family member or visitors. You can turn them in to be safely destroyed at over 40 locations on Prescription Drug Take Back Day this Saturday […]

Public Safety
CERT members use a backboard to carry a mock victim to a triage station during a training exercise.

Trained Citizens Put Skills to Test in Disaster Scenario

| 1:55 PM

More than a hundred emergency response volunteers from throughout San Diego County assisted “victims” of a simulated explosion during a test of their skills at Cuyamaca College over the weekend. Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) members are residents certified in basic emergency skills such as putting out small fires, triage and minor search and rescue. Twice […]

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CAL FIRE and the San Diego Sheriff's ASTREA pilot rescue a woman last weekend out of Cedar Creek Falls.00:50

Hikers: Be Safe When Chasing Waterfalls, Wildflowers

| 2:16 PM

San Diego County’s bountiful rainy season led to a wildflower super bloom in the deserts and cascading waterfalls in our mountains, each drawing a flood of visitors. Some of these hikers have been unprepared for the strenuous activity and became sick or injured.