Category Archives: Emergency Preparedness

City of Poway Communication Drill – Tuesday, October 22

If you missed the  California Shake-Out Earthquake drill on Saturday, you have a second opportunity to participate in the City of Poway Communications drill on October 22nd Tuesday evening from 6:00-7:30 PM.  This will be a Santa Ana scenario with  things like wind and fallen trees and power outage.  We really need our NEC’s to participate with their Ham Operators(HO) and work together.  The City wants to see how well our Neighborhoods are being connected to the emergency information tree. so please call your HO and call in what you might see in your neighborhood if Santa Ana’s , fallen tree’s, power outages, etc.  Please take a few minutes between 6:00-7:30 PM to contact your HO.  Let me know that you can participate or if you still need your HO’s name and number to contact them.

Thank you.

Terri Sorensen, KK6LBD

Poway Neighborhood Emergency Corps.

“Neighbors Helping Neighbors”

858-688-3061

http://powaynec.com

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PNEC is an all volunteer group that seeks to complement the City of Poway Emergency Operations Plan through a grass roots communication network of neighbors.

 

 

Home Fire Escape Plan Contest

Does EVERYONE in your family know how to get out of your home if it is on fire?

Sadly, two thirds of American households have not planned and practiced a home fire escape plan; leading to a tragic statistic:  seven people die each day in home fires in our country.

To draw attention to this issue  and  to work to prevent this tragedy from happening in San Diego, beginning today and through September 29, the Fire Foundation is sponsoring a contest to encourage San Diegans to develop and practice their own Home  Escape Plan.

Two $500 awards will be presented during Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 6-12)

All families in San Diego County are encouraged to create a home fire escape plan…and the Fire Foundation contest winners will get rewarded for it, too!  Contest rules and instructions are available on our website:  www.sdfirefoundation.org.

Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!”.

Quarterly Neighborhood Coordinator and Ham Operator Meeting – June 7

Quarterly Neighborhood Coordinator and Ham Operator meeting this week. This meeting is specifically for these two groups to come together for the purpose of strengthening communication relationships in order to find the gaps and holes and test the communication network within our neighborhoods! 

 

Please join us for our next meeting which is next week on: 

June 7th, Thursday, 7:00 pm  

Fire Station #1, 13050 Community Rd 

(education classroom located on the 1st floor next to the engine bays in back portion of parking lot.)

2017 Poway Emergency Fair Photos

The 2017 Poway Emergency Fair was well-attended and a great source of information on emergency preparedness. In addition to First Responders, community service organizations, and local providers of products and services, Amateur Radio operators conducted an “Extreme Fair Weather Drill” to demonstrate the use of Ham Radio in an emergency.

Smoke Alarm Installation Day was a Success!!

Almost 100 smoke alarms were installed in the Poway Royal Estates neighborhood. Thanks to Mayor Steve Vaus, the San Diego Red Cross, Poway Fire Department, and the many volunteers who participated for making Poway safer.

Amateur Radio Operators from the Poway NEC were on hand to assist with communications between the Command Center and the installation teams, and were able to redirect teams on-the-fly and save a lot of unnecessary trips.