June 5, 2016

FireSafe Council

The Firesafe Council is focused on educating the community and early detection of wild fires in the Rancho Penasquitos area.

The Firesafe Council meets quarterly, Jan, Apr, Jul, Sep. Consider joining us!
  • 7PM on the third Thursday of each month
  • at the Hotel Karlan,14455 Penasquitos Drive, San Diego, CA 92129
  • Ask at the front desk for meeting room location.

Authorities tell us it’s not a matter of ‘IF’, but ‘WHEN’ San Diego will experience another large scale disaster. Possible scenarios include: Earthquakes, Canyon Fires, Water Shortages/Drought, Power Failures, and Terrorist Attacks.

In a large scale disaster, public safety agencies may be overwhelmed with calls for assistance. As we have observed in our local wildfires in 2003, and the more recent gulf hurricanes, people may be forced to rely on themselves for a period of time. If we work together as a community, we can coordinate and plan in advance for the unexpected. If we educate ourselves and make preparations, we can have tools and plans in place so that we will know how to react in an emergency. It is clear that we may not be able to depend on government agencies to respond immediately, so we need to have a plan which will enable us to be independent of outside help. It truly comes down to individual preparedness and responsibility.