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group gathers as County launches evacuation plan

County Launches Evacuation Plan Focused on Vulnerable People

| 3:30 PM

If you needed to evacuate for an emergency, could you just get in your car and go? For some, the answer may be no because they lack transportation, need additional help with medical equipment or gathering items in their home.

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Logo for the Neighborhood Evacuation Team that shows two homes and the name of the program.

Student Interns Help County Promote Evacuation Program

| 3:27 PM

Nine students at Kearny High School of Digital Media and Design worked together with the County Office of Emergency Services to help develop and create a promotional campaign for a new Neighborhood Evacuation Team program, which would help vulnerable groups in a disaster.

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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.

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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 […]