Emergency Preparedness

If You See Something, Say Something

A key element in our nation's effort to protect ourselves against crime and terrorism is the concept that homeland security begins with hometown security. An alert public plays a critical role in keeping our nation safe.

In San Diego and Imperial County, the San Diego Law Enforcement Coordination Center (SDLECC) serves as the regional intelligence fusion center. Fusion Centers are focal points for the receipt, analysis, gathering, and sharing of threat-related information between the federal government and state, local, tribal, and private sector partners.

If you encounter suspicious activity that may be linked to terrorism, report it immediately by contacting your local law enforcement agency.
  1. Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

    The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety, simple search and rescue, and basic first aid treatment.

  2. Earthquake Safety

    Find information on how you can be better prepared and improve your earthquake safety.

  3. El Nino Information

    Are you prepared for El Niño? Learn how to secure your home, property and prepare your family.

  4. Emergency Plan Manuals

    View Poway's Emergency Operations Plan and Emergency Operations Center Handbook.

  5. Emergency Preparedness Workbook

    The Emergency Preparedness Workbook is designed to assist you in developing personal plans to cope with unforeseen emergencies and disasters.

  6. Preparedness Planning for Your Business

    Businesses can do much to prepare for the impact of the many hazards they face in today’s world.

  7. Programs & Services

    Access information on a variety of services and programs related to emergency preparedness.

  8. Ready, Set, Go! Program

    The Ready, Set, Go! (RSG) Program seeks to develop and improve the dialogue between fire departments and the residents they serve.