Public Safety
The County  offers regular training opportunities for Partner Relay Network members to help them understand what is important to communicate during an emergency.

Partner Network Relays Disaster Information to Vulnerable Communities

| 8:15 AM

In a local emergency, people who don’t speak English or Spanish may not understand urgent information put out by government agencies and media. This is a challenge faced by public health departments and local emergency managers throughout the country, but San Diego County is trying out a solution by partnering with a broad network of trusted community organizations.

Public Safety
At a recent Countywide CERT training, members from various communities work together to lift a heavy concrete slab to rescue a "dummy" who is trapped just out of sight.

Volunteer Teams Refresh Disaster Response Skills

| 1:14 PM

A three-foot section of plastic pipe wrapped in foam and rigged with tubing squirted out red-tinged water to represent a bleeding thigh. Told to stop the “bleeding,” trained community members were instructed to apply direct pressure, then wrap it with bandages.

Public Safety
Public Defender Youth Council student members were out  this month encouraging young people and adults to register to vote.

Youth Council Encourages Classmates, Community to Vote

| 12:42 PM

Voting is about making everyone’s voice mean something. That’s why the San Diego County Public Defender Youth Council has been out doing non-partisan voter outreach at their high schools and in their communities this month.