Emergency Preparedness

EOC drill

Emergency Preparedness Video

Emergency Preparedness video thumbnailThis video explains how to prepare for a major disaster such as flooding, earthquake or fire. Produced by Del Mar TV, the video includes information building an evacuation kit, utility shutoffs, and on Del Mar Community Connections' Neighborhood Emergency Support Team, which matches volunteers with people who need assistance during an emergency. 

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Build a Kit

kitAfter a major disaster, the running water, electricity, refrigeration and phones we often take for granted might be unavailable. Emergency responders recommend being prepared to be self-sufficient for at least three days.

Instructions to build a kit

Have a Meeting

meetingAt least once a year, have a meeting with your family to discuss and update your disaster plan and determine what training, equipment, and supplies are needed. Perform occasional drills to practice quick reaction and to avoid injury and panic during an emergency.

Instructions to have a meeting

Make a Plan

planAfter a major disaster, it is unlikely that emergency response services will be able to immediately meet everyone’s needs. Be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for at least the first 72 hours. Complete the Office of Emergency Services Personal Disaster Plan.

Instructions to make a plan

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

CERTDel Mar's CERT program trains residents in basic emergency skills so that they can respond to disasters as a part of a team.

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Emergency Operations Center (EOC)

EOCDuring a large-scale emergency, City staff will open the Del Mar Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in the Del Mar Civic Center Town Hall. The EOC serves as a point of information and resource management in order to promote public safety during a disaster.

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San Diego County Fire Chiefs Association Video Series

firefighterIn a series of 30 short videos, the San Diego County Fire Chiefs Association covers defensible space, hardening your home and disaster preparedness.

Open links to the video series (PDF)

Stay Informed

Sign up for the City's Alert Center to be notified of emergency situations.