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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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Jeff Toney headshot photo

New County Emergency Services Director to Focus on Partnerships, Technology

| 12:26 PM

The San Diego County Office of Emergency Services has a new director at the helm who arrives with experience both in the field and in our region.

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Smoldering vehicle following a wildfire.

Take Extra Precautions During Fire Weather Watch, Peak Fire Season

| 11:57 AM

Residents are asked to use extreme caution with fire sources such as power tools and cigarettes due to Santa Ana winds expected to sweep through San Diego County mountains and inland valleys Thursday and Friday. The arrival of the fall’s first Santa Ana is a reminder that it is peak fire season, and the region’s dry brush and grasses could potentially ignite a dangerous wildfire and threaten communities.

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Supervisors Receive San Diego County Fire 5-year Strategic Plan

| 3:20 PM

County supervisors received a five-year strategic plan Tuesday to continue improving firefighting and emergency medical services in unincorporated areas, provided by San Diego County Fire, the County Fire Authority-CAL FIRE entity the County has supported with more than $500 million since 2008.