Public Safety

Take 2 Disaster Prep Steps for Chance to Win a Tent, More

What happens when San Diego County Parks and Recreation and the San Diego County Office of Emergency Services team up to encourage emergency preparedness? They launch a Summer Preparedness Campaign.

San Diego County is vulnerable to many natural hazards: wildfires, earthquakes, flooding and tsunamis – just to name a few. While we cannot predict when these disasters will happen, we have an opportunity to get prepared today.

This is why County Emergency Services and Parks and Recreation are urging San Diegans to take two easy steps to prepare their home, family and pets for disasters as part of the Campaign. Besides peace of mind, you’ll also have a chance to win some fun outdoor prizes.

Here’s all you need to do: The first 400 residents to complete following two preparedness steps between July 31 and Aug, 4 will be eligible to pick up a free two-person tent, donated by Target.

  • Step 1: Register for AlertSanDiego
  • Step 2: Complete a Family Disaster Plan or
  • Alternative Step: Download the SD Emergency App (iOS & Android)
Here is one of the tents you could win if you are one of the first 400 people to sign up for AlertSanDiego and either download the SDCounty Emergency App or fill out a Family Disaster Plan as part of the County OES and Parks and Recreation Summer Preparedness Camp-aign.
Here is one of the tents you could win.

In addition, five individuals who complete two of the steps above will also be randomly selected to win a free one-night camping stay at a County Park. The one-night camping voucher is good for up to a year at all County park locations with camping spaces.

Residents who win a free tent will be contacted by email.

Tents will be available for pick-up in the Clairemont area on the following days and hours:

  • Wed., Aug. 8:    1 – 7 p.m.
  • Thurs., Aug. 9: Noon – 7 p.m.
  • Fri., Aug. 10: Noon – 7 p.m.
  • Sat., Aug. 11: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

A Campaign reward confirmation email, an installed SD Emergency App or completed Family Disaster Plan, and a photo ID are required to pick up a tent. Tents will not be distributed after 1 p.m. Aug. 11.

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Don’t forget to follow ReadySanDiego too to get s’more preparedness tips and emergency information.

Once you check that emergency preparedness task off your to-do list, you can truly enjoy the rest of your summer and spend some leisure time outdoors at one of San Diego County’s many parks hiking, biking, horseback riding, picnicking or camping.