Community Events & Activities

Community Meeting

September 21, 2022

SDGE Public Safety Power Shutoff

National Night Out

August 2, 2022 Poway Sheriff's Substation

National Night Out is an annual event that occurs on the 2nd Tuesday each August. This is a nationwide event where local Law Enforcement hosts emergency responders and community groups to come together to get to know each other. This year, PNEC with Poway’s Fire Department and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) talked to residents about personal preparedness, taught Hands-Only-CPR, and handed out Water Watcher Badges to those that own swimming pools.

1st Responders Day

July 23, 2022 Old Poway Park

Today was a day for community members to meet the new Fire Chief, Jeff Chumbley, and Sheriff’s Captain, Karla Menzies. PNEC was invited to talk with community members about preparedness and to educate them about PNEC and find out which neighborhood they lived in. Numberous connections were made and we all had a great day.

June 22, 2022 Community Meeting


Safety Fair

In 2015 PNEC held its first emergency preparedness fair at Old Poway Park, and it is now an annual event. This is a wonderful opportunity to come out and learn about emergency preparedness from a variety of vendors and local organizations focused on preparedness. 


PNEC hosts community meetings covering a variety of topics related to emergency preparedness and fire safety. These open meetings are held at Poway’s Council Chambers.   Please join us at Council Chambers, 13325 Civic Center Drive, Poway. 

Night Out

National Night Out is a nationwide community-police awareness raising event held the first Tuesday of August. The San Diego Sheriff’s Poway Station hosts the event locally. PNEC participates with a booth providing participants educational material on emergency and disaster preparedness.

Field Day

Field day is an annual amateur radio exercise. open to the public, which encourages emergency communications preparedness among amateur radio operators. It is held across the United States with over 30,000 operators participating yearly. Field day is held the fourth full weekend of June. It is hosted locally by Poway Amateur Radio Society and usually held at Poway Lake. PNEC’s ham radio operators are actively involved in this exercise and provide public displays and information about ham radio. PNEC regularly participates in field day by providing disaster and emergency preparedness information.