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Prevention & Preparedness

Learn how to protect your home, valuables, family and pets.

Worst Fire in American History Basis for Fire Prevention Week

Drawing from Peshtigo Fire courtesy of the Wisconsin Electronic Reader. Two fires started on the same date: October 8, 1871. The best-known of two fires is the Chicago Fire, which killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures, and burned 2,000 acres. That was nothing compared to the Peshtigo Fire—by […]

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Mommy, Daddy, help! The car is too hot!

On an average San Diego day, 20 minutes is all it takes to heat your car enough to kill your child or pet.

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Spring Clean for Fire Safety

A home fire occurs every 85 seconds in the United States.

Follow our Spring Cleaning checklist to help protect your home and your family.

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How to treat a rattlesnake bite

Many will see rattlesnakes near San Diego canyons or wildlands this summer.

We’ve compiled several Dos and do NOTs if you or someone you know is bitten by a rattlesnake.

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Five Christmas safety tips from our family to yours

12,000 fires happen every holiday season, don’t be a statistic. Have a wonderful and
safe holiday season with family and friends. Check out our holiday safety tips.

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Ten Tips to Help Keep Your Kids Safe This Halloween

Halloween is the deadliest day of the year for kids on foot, so we’ve compiled 10 tips to help you keep trick-or-treaters safe.

Happy Halloween!

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Climate Change – A Burning Issue

Climate Change + 3 million people = wildfires

People are responsible for 95% of wildfires, but climate change increases the conditions in which wildfires thrive. It takes one spark…

Photo © Jeff Hall

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I just received a bomb threat, what do I do?

Remain calm. You can do this.

We have prepared several tips to help if you receive a bomb threat.

Photo by S. Gordon Bram under creative commons

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A Short Synopsis of The May 2014 Fire After Action Report

We have synopsized The County of San Diego’s May 2014 Fire After Action Report. It details the events and regional services performance within the five-day emergency.

(Eight fires in one day!)

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Memorial Day Safety Tips to Prevent Fire Emergencies

This year Memorial Day is expected to be a fantastic 76 degrees with more than 60% humidity, but this does not negate our fire danger from drought conditions.

We’ve developed a few tips to help keep you safe this Memorial Day…

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