Public Safety
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County Partners with Lyft to Drive Disaster Preparedness

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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.

Government
County Connection – June 201810:36

VIDEO: County Connection – June 2018

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In this edition, these local elementary students get a different kind of baseball clinic, trees are multiplying in our parks and things are heating up – thank goodness for Cool Zones!

Public Safety
Is Your Family Prepared for a Disaster?02:03

VIDEO: Is Your Family Prepared for a Disaster?

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Natural disasters can happen at any time and you may only have minutes to evacuate. It’s important to have a plan and to make sure you practice it at least twice a year with the entire family.

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

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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.