Welcome to the home of the Poway Neighborhood Emergency Corps! We are a volunteer network of neighbors that seeks to complement the City of Poway Emergency Operations plan by facilitating communications. Please have a look around!
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Community Meeting on Poway’s Urban Wildland Fire Management Plan
Thursday, July 14 – 7:00 PM
Deputy Fire Chief Jon Canavan will speak on “ Prevention, Emergency Responses and Evacuation Strategies”, as well as introduce the 3 new battalion chiefs and how this will help with day to day interaction with the community.
Bart Tuttle, PNEC board member, contractor and owner of Poolside Firepumps, will address the topic of ” Wind Driven Embers and Hardening the Home.”
Location: City Council Chambers of Poway, 13325 Civic Center Dr., Poway, CA 92064.
Home Security Preparedness
- Safety Preparedness involves constant awareness of our surroundings.
- Nationwide there are home burglary crimes that have a common element. Those are burglaries that involve criminals who pose as door to door salespeople in order to “case” homes for vacancy. If a home is found to be vacant, that is a target for immediate burglary.
- There are also cases when a home resident answers such a knock, and he criminals have immediately invaded the home, held the residents hostage, and engaged in burglary.
- Be aware that in Poway, door to door sales people MUST have a license issued by Poway in order to legally engage in door to door sales. That applies to any sales person, be they a solar installation offeror, or a magazine subscription salesperson.
- There are proven measures you should take to never fall for the above mentioned criminal trick.
- You should never have any home entrance unlocked even when you are home, with exception when you are in the yard, and then only leave open the nearest entrance you can monitor.
- When you hear a door knock you are not expecting, you should determine who the person is who is knocking, without opening the door.
- You should NEVER open your door to an unknown person.
- Always identify the person through a window or door peephole.
- If the person is unknown to you, demand the reason for the visit with the door CLOSED, and if a supposed sales person, DEMAND to see the Poway license that allows them to engage in door to door sales.
- If you see someone representing themselves as door-to-door salespeople and they do not show you a Poway license to engage in door to door sales, dismiss them. Do not open the door.
- If you are suspicious of the persons demeanor, call the Sheriff and ask for a deputy to check the area. As best as possible, give a description of the suspicious person, any vehicle they may be operating, and any other pertinent information.
BE SAFE OUT THERE.
Courtesy of Charlie Ristorcelli, NN3V
Red Cross Poway City Shelter Training – July 23
If you missed the last class in May and have been waiting for the announcement of the next class here it is.
PNEC and Susy Turnbull (Poway City’s Emergency Disaster Coordinator) are partnering with the SD Red Cross to offer Free “Shelter Operations Training” for local community members.
Red Cross offers free training to develop and manage shelter operations in their local communities. “The Red Cross’ mission is to keep people safe, providing shelter, food, and health services to families in need, This Shelter Operations training gives RC staff and volunteers the tools they need to provide these basic services to their community both during and after a disaster.” By participating in this training it would not only qualify you to volunteer in one of their shelters (if they asked you) but also put you in a position to help Susy Turnbull and staff one of our own local shelters if activated.
Our next class will soon be held at Poway Fire Station #1 in the education classroom on July 23, Saturday, 9am to 1pm. If you would like to participate and become certified in operating a shelter, click here for more info.
Please give this consideration. We need a minimum of ten for the class and we have 4 so far that are registered. Registration and on line pre-shelter training should be completed no later than three days prior to the class for processing purposes.
One Day Amateur Radio Technician License Class: Saturday, September 17 – Crest Area
The Amateur Radio Service (Ham Radio) has practical applications from providing emergency communications and supporting civic events to education and recreation.
This is an entry-level class for beginners, immediately followed by the license examination. Those who pass the end-of-the-day exam will receive a radio license and call sign from the FCC which entitles them to transmit on VHF and UHF Amateur Radio frequencies (range of about 50 miles).
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Below are some maps to introduce you to our network of neighborhood communications. Click the link above each map to open it in a new window.
This map will show you how we have divided the City of Poway into zones for more organized communication between neighbors. Which neighborhood are you in?
This map shows the certified amateur HAM radio operators in each neighborhood. Does your neighborhood have a HAM operator? If not, be sure to check out our events for the next certification class and it could be you!