Public Safety
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.

Public Safety
Chief County Medical Examiner in an examining room with skull on table.

Medical Examiner Puts 20 Years of Data Online

| 9:26 AM

Valuable comparisons and conclusions can be drawn from the types and circumstances of sudden unexpected deaths that occur in San Diego County, and in changes over time. Officials with the San Diego County Department of the Medical Examiner are releasing 22 years’ worth of data–from 1997 to the third quarter of 2018–in a free searchable online portal. The site makes over 59,000 records available.