Safety and Emergency Preparedness in Our Communities
Our commitment to safety and emergency preparedness goes well beyond providing safe, reliable, and increasingly renewable energy to our customers. Through our SAFE San Diego Giving Initiative, we work with agencies like the Red Cross and the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department to support nearly 100 local projects and programs that encourage safety and emergency preparedness at home, at local businesses, and in our neighborhoods. Here are just a few:
Regional Resiliency Initiative with the Red Cross
In partnership with the American Red Cross, we’re creating a sustainable, community-wide network that encourages preparedness, carries out response and recovery, and strives for resiliency in the face of disaster.
Our contribution to the Red Cross has helped over 1 million people prepare, plan, or get trained to respond in a disaster or emergency situation.
Learn more about the American Red Cross.
Working Together to Build Safer Communities
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) was developed by the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department to help citizens become a part of the solution in their own communities, during the first few hours and days after a disaster strike.
In 2016, our SAFE San Diego Giving Initiative provided funding so 2,800 active volunteers could protect more than 70,500 homes and 5,200 acres via 119 defensible space projects, 126 drills and 314 training workshops.
Learn more about San Diego County CERT.
Meet the Fire Safe Kids
We partner with the Burn Institute to offer the Fire Safe Kids program in English and Spanish, at no cost to San Diego County schools.
As a longtime partner of the Burn Institute, we also support vital programs such:
Senior Fire Safety & Smoke Alarm Program
First Responder Program
Scald Prevention Campaign
These programs help to provide general safety information to the public as well as help to improve the safety of at-risk and underserved populations.
Learn more about the Burn Institute.