Category Archives: Emergency Preparedness

5th Annual Poway Emergency Survival Fair – Saturday, May 11

5th Annual Poway Emergency Survival Fair

Saturday, May 11, 9 AM–1 PM Old Poway Park, 14134 Midland Road, Poway

Meet city employees responsible for your safety.  Visit booths staffed by organizations that provide emergency planning and assistance to Poway residents.  Talk to neighbors who volunteer for the Poway Amateur Communications Team (PACT), who under a complete power and communication blackout may be your only contact for emergency information. Learn about diverse organizations that can assist families in the development of unique survival plans, such as a strategy when there are mandatory evacuations. This fair is a community driven event to connect residents with public and private organizations to better prepare our community for any emergency.

Organizations participating in the fair are donating emergency preparedness items for free drawings throughout the fair.  PACT will be conducting a simulated emergency radio exercise and will be available to explain the amateur radio net.  The Emergency Survival Fair is sponsored by the nonprofit Poway Neighborhood Emergency Corps (PNEC), which works to complement the City of Poway Emergency Operations Plan through a grass roots communication network of neighbors.

The City of Poway will be represented by its Community Emergency Response Team and its Safety Services Department, which consists of Fire Suppression, Fire Prevention, Emergency Medical Services and Law Enforcement Services.  Also with booths at the fair include the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Burn Institute, Trauma Intervention Program, Palomar Radio Club, SD Crime Prevention, Senior Volunteer Patrol/YANA, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, SDG&E, Red Cross, Animal Rescue Reserve, Poway Fire Safe Council, SD County District Attorney’s Victims Assistance Program and Fraud Division and Be Ready emergency supplies.

Submitted by Jeff Meyer, PNEC Publicity Chair

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.