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VIDEO: Is Your Family Prepared for a Disaster?

| 3:58 PM

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.

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Partner Network Relays Disaster Information to Vulnerable Communities

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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.

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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.

Health

County Releases Hepatitis A Outbreak After Action Report

| 10:08 AM

The County of San Diego released an After Action Report today that summarizes the County’s response to an unprecedented hepatitis A outbreak that began in early March 2017. A local public health emergency was declared on September 1, 2017, and stayed in effect until January 23, 2018. The purpose of an after action report is […]

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Credit: San Diego County Sheriff's Department

County Releases Lilac Fire Response Report

| 10:11 AM

Preparedness, regional collaboration, and fire and emergency management resources, coupled with a lucky break in the weather, were credited in a County After Action Report for stopping the December 2017 Lilac Fire’s fast-moving destructive path within 12 hours. The report released Friday also credits heroic actions of first responders for saving lives in dangerous conditions.