Emergency Preparedness and Safety

Strengthening our network of partners to provide year-round resiliency, emergency preparedness and rapid response during crises.

Emergency Preparedness and Safety

SDG&E supports and fosters strategic communication with local first responders and safety partners to develop public safety programs that encourage emergency preparedness, response and recovery planning.

  • SDG&E's SAFE San Diego giving initiative has enabled more than 500 active volunteers to respond to community emergencies such as wildfires and floods, protect more than 50,000 homes and structures through defensible space projects and provide fire safety outreach and education programs. 
  • SDG&E partners with organizations like Access to Independence, American Red Cross, Deaf Community Services and Meals on Wheels to provide customized disaster preparation services to community members with individual needs and challenges.      
  • Through investments in five different first responder training academies throughout the region, SDG&E has provided opportunities for historically underrepresented individuals to become EMTs and firefighters to diversify the local workforce and mirror the communities they serve. 

SDG&E and Safety Partners Help Residents Become "Red Cross Ready"

The Prepare San Diego initiative, led by the American Red Cross of San Diego and Imperial Counties and funded in part by SDG&E, has helped tens of thousands of vulnerable residents across the region prepare for fire emergencies. 

Prepare San Diego installs smoke alarms in hundreds of homes and provides residents with information around home fires and wildfires. The initiative also distributed 15,000 Preparedness Bags and Prepare San Diego books in English and Spanish to residents in predominantly low-income neighborhoods and senior communities. This partnership ensures SDG&E customers have the resources they need during a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) event.