Category Archives: Emergency Preparedness

“Neighbors Helping Heighbors” Emergency Preparedness Program – Monday, July 15th

Neighborhood Coordinators,Block Captains, Ham Operators and YOU! are all needed for Monday’s  “Neighbors helping Neighbors” Emergency Preparedness Program
  • Quarterly meeting set for this Monday, July 15th @ 7pm in the education classroom of Fire Station #1 on Community Rd. & Civic Center Dr.

Our Regular meeting for all NEC’s but invite for all PNEC Members to come be a part of Poway’s “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” Volunteer Emergency Preparedness Program. Our individual Poway Neighborhoods need more volunteers, who have love of community and a concern and desire to help their neighbors especially those who may be less able to help themselves, to step up and lead this proactive approach of safety and resiliency for their own neighborhood in case of natural or man-made emergency events.

  • PNEC ( Volunteers & our Poway City Preparedness Manager will be on hand to guide in ways to organize your neighborhood, assess needs and how to communicate with each other in case of an emergency.
  • Meet other Coordinators and Ham Operators
  • Learn about the Poway City Volunteer ID card and why it might be a good idea to be have one for your neighborhood. Applications & processing available during the meeting.
  • Obtain materials to utilize in developing your own neighborhood “Neighbor helping Neighbor” emergency program.

Even if your neighborhood has a coordinator already, and it is not you, we/they still need assistants and block captains to help during an emergency event so as to quickly spread emergency information and/or help if needed.  Please consider attending so you understand this vital program and what part you may be able to help with, no matter how small, so that we are all working together as a team towards the larger goal of quick recovery.  Neighbors will be the first to know in an event who needs help and can better direct the next layer of help when and if it arrives.  Please consider the important role you could play in a real emergency. You will be involved anyways so why not get some training behind you to help?  Please call or email me with any questions.

Terri Sorensen 

Poway Neighborhood Emergency Corps.

“Neighbors Helping Neighbors”



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Active Shooter Training – Extra Session (June 12, 9:30-11:30 AM)

If you missed the June 5 training session, there’s still opportunity to attend this valuable training class!

What to do when faced with difficult decisions

Free training – Active Shooter Training 2019 Flyer

Houses of Worship, Businesses and Community members

Offered by the City of Poway & the Poway Sheriff’s Department

Wednesday, June 12th
9:30 – 11:30 AM
Poway Council Chambers
13325 Civic Center Drive, Poway

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.