Public Safety

Local Emergency Ends for West Fire

| 12:42 PM

The County of San Diego proclaimed a local emergency on July 6 for the West Fire in Alpine. The proclamation allows the County to request all federal and state assistance available to help fight the fire and rebuild. Current conditions no longer warrant a local emergency and therefore the Local Emergency for the West Fire has expired, effective midnight September 6.

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County Partners with Lyft to Drive Disaster Preparedness

| 10:33 AM

San Diego County is vulnerable to many types of emergencies: fires, floods, and earthquakes just to name a few. These disasters can strike at any time, and we should all be prepared to keep ourselves, and our loved ones, safe. But a 2017 survey conducted by the County found only half of San Diego County residents are prepared to evacuate their homes within 15 minutes. Only 38 percent have an emergency plan.


County Offices to Close Monday for Labor Day

| 3:23 PM

Offices and libraries of the County of San Diego will be closed Monday, Sept. 3, in observance of Labor Day. Law enforcement, emergency animal response and other essential services will remain open.


State Audit Affirms Work of County Nurses

| 3:47 PM

A recent report by the California State Auditor focusing on County of San Diego Public Health Nursing programs concluded that the County appropriately used its surge plan to address the regional outbreak of hepatitis A, and that its public health nurses are effectively meeting the health needs of children and families they serve. Audit Report […]