Preparedness Resources

SDG&E Preparedness Message

SDG&E has energy-saving tips for the holidays. The holidays may mean an increase in energy use from festive lighting, baking and hosting friends and relatives at home. Here are some energy-saving tips you can use while still enjoying the holiday spirit: 1. Choose energy efficient lighting – LEDs use up to 80% less energy, are brighter and safer because they are cooler than incandescent lights. They’re easier to install – up to twenty-four strings of LEDs can be connected end-to-end without overloading a wall socket. Plus, they last ten times longer and have no filaments or glass to break.

2. Set timers for decorations – Use timers for your holiday lights and decorations so they automatically turn off when it’s light outside. If you don’t have a timer, remember to unplug holiday lights when they’re not in use to prevent them from drawing power continuously.

3. Consider natural decorations – Decorate with natural materials like pinecones, wreaths and branches for a festive and eco-friendly touch that don’t use energy.

4. Cook efficiently – When preparing holiday meals, use energy-efficient cooking appliances like a microwave, slow cooker or convection oven. Match the size of your cookware to the size of the burner.

5. Conserve heat in the kitchen – While cooking, keep lids on pots to retain heat. Also, use the oven light to check on food instead of opening the oven door often. 

6. Efficient dishwashing – If you’re hosting a gathering, wait until you have a full load before running the dishwasher. Use the dishwasher’s energy-saving setting if available. You’ll save even more if you run your dishwasher before 4PM or after 9PM when energy costs less.

Wildfire Preparedness

Wildfire Action Plan

Download this Ready, Set, Go wildfire action plan to learn more about defensible space, home hardening, and evacuation planning.

Wildfire Home Retrofit Guide

Download this easy to follow guide to learn how hardening your home can prevent ember intrusion and be better protected from wildfire.

Homeowners Checklist for Fire Safety

Download this checklist to review your property for defensible space and home hardening improvements.

Emergency Planning

Personal Disaster Plan

Visit County of San Diego Office of Emergency Services to download your Personal Disaster Plan in one of 12 languages.

Emergency Supply Kit

Download this list of recommended items to start a family emergency supply kit or "stay box" for your home.

Vehicle Supply Kit

Download this list of recommend items to start your Vehicle Emergency Supply Kit.

Build Your Three-Minute Bag

Get Your Bag

If you see us out an event, ask us about how to get your own three-minute bag. These bags are just big enough to hold what you need for a fast evacuation.

Gather Essential Supplies

Download this list of essential supplies to include in your three-minute bag. Think about what you might need to evacuate in the middle of the night with no warning.

Survival Flash Drive

Gather important documents, scan them, and store them on your survival flash drive. Keep the flash drive in your three-minute bag so you don't lose access to your vital records.

Planning for Pets & Large Animals

Household Pet Checklist

Download this Household Pet Emergency Preparedness Checklist for tips on how to prepare your pets for an emergency.

Large Animal Checklist

Download this Large Animal Emergency Preparedness Checklist for tips on how to prepare large animals for an emergency.

WIldfire Preparedness for Large Animals

Download this packet of resources with information regarding wildfire preparedness and planning for large animals.

Emergency Alert Resources

Alert San Diego

Register your cell phone with Alert San Diego, the County's reverse 9-1-1 system, to be notified of an emergency near your registered address.

SD Emergency

Download the SD Emergency App to have easily accessible planning, response, and recovery information at your fingertips.

Poway City App

The Poway City App plays a critical role in communicating with Poway residents by providing direct links to the latest city updates and key emergency resources.

Partners in Preparedness