In response to the 2008 fires that destroyed homes in Poway, residents are taking action by staying informed on what to do in case of another emergency.
The Emergency Survival Fair was held on Saturday at Old Poway Park, an event aimed at connecting residents with public and private organizations to better prepare Poway in case of an emergency.
The event is hosted by one of the largest local emergency programs in San Diego County, Poway Neighborhood Emergency Corps (PNEC). PNEC is an all-volunteer group that helps the City of Poway Emergency Plan by forming a grass roots communication network of neighbors.
The fair featured more than 20 booths staffed by organizations that provide emergency planning and assistance to Poway residents, including San Diego Gas and Electric, the Red Cross, Poway Fire Safe Council, San Diego Crime Prevention and more, all ready to share their tips and information with locals.
The fair also included members of the Poway Amateur Communications Team (PACT) conducting simulated emergency exercises. Poway's Emergency Medical Services and Law Enforcement Services were also at the community event.