Public Safety

VIDEO: Time to Prepare for Wildfire in San Diego County

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CAL FIRE and the County Fire Authority say don’t let the rainy weather fool you … fire season will be here before you know it. You should have a plan and be prepared now to protect yourself, your home and your community. Learn more at readysandiego.org.

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Man tests a smoke alarm by pushing the test button. Credit: American Red Cross San Diego-Imperial Counties

Fire Authority, Community Agencies Partner to Provide Free Smoke Alarms

| 1:40 PM

If you are unlikely to install a smoke alarm in your home due to issues with mobility or financial constraints, then you could qualify for a program that will install them for you at no cost. More than a hundred homeowners in the County’s rural areas have already qualified as part of a recent and expanding campaign to equip households with the lifesaving equipment.

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How to Survive A Significant Earthquake

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The Anchorage, Alaska 7.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami warning, which was later canceled, reminds us all to be prepared for these kinds of unpredictable disasters. Having a disaster plan and supplies and practicing your response with your family could mean escaping serious harm.