Health
HeatAlert

County Officials Urge Caution in Excessive Heat

| 3:26 PM

County health officials are reminding the public to take precautions during extreme heat conditions on Friday to avoid heat-related illnesses and to pay extra attention to children, the elderly and pets. The National Weather Service in San Diego is issuing an excessive heat warning effective from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, July 6 […]

Public Safety
On Wildfires’ Anniversary, Concern That Residents are Less Prepared02:23

On Wildfires’ Anniversary, Concern That Residents are Less Prepared

| 5:34 PM

As firefighters struggle to get deadly wildfires under control in Northern California, San Diego County and City officials marked the 10th anniversary of the 2007 Wildfires and called upon residents to do their part to prepare for another emergency.

Public Safety
A fire breaks out in brush.

Wildfires to Our North – Are You Ready Here?

| 4:53 PM

Wildfires burning in Anaheim and Northern California should remind you we’re in the thick of fire season, and that one could flare up any moment. Now’s the time to take stock of your emergency supplies and review your family emergency plan. Would you be ready to react if you got notice of a fast-moving fire threatening homes in your community?

Government
Volunteers Vital to Senior Disaster Preparedness02:33

VIDEO: Volunteers Vital to Senior Disaster Preparedness

| 7:59 AM

When disaster strikes, the Office of Emergency Services can’t handle everything alone. Volunteers Regina New and Joyce Ballesteros recognized the need to educate senior assisted living facilities by helping form the Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly Disaster Preparedness Task Force. Learn more about volunteering with the County.