Community Preparedness & Recovery (CP&R)

2017 Lilac Wildfire Information

Here is a link to information about San Diego County VOAD and its partners who are working to address community needs resulting from the Lilac Fire.


Homeowners Wildfire Assessment Program


CP & RThese workshops feature local residents hosting [hands-on] classes at their homes. The wildfire assessment team leads groups of participating residents on walk-arounds of the hosts’ homes: inspecting the property, highlighting wildfire risks, and discussing retrofitting and maintenance options.


Upon completing the workshop, residents will be:

  • Educated on protecting themselves and their homes from wildfire threats.
  • Knowledgeable about tools for implementing proactive steps to reduce wildfire property risks.
  • Motivated to actively prepare for wildfires, having seen the risks to their home highlighted.

Be Prepared, Not Scared Senior Disaster
Preparedness Education Program


Senior Disaster Preparedness EducationA three-part senior disaster preparedness education program, developed in conjunction with and funded partially by the San Diego Imperial Counties Council of the American Red Cross, was presented to the communities of Rancho Bernardo and Scripps Ranch free in 2010 and 2011. Provides a targeted preparedness program to ensure the Rancho Bernardo senior population living in private dwellings are educated and better prepared for future emergencies and disasters.  Assist seniors in retrofitting and taking actions to better protect themselves in the event of disaster.


Program Overview:


Protect Yourself

  • Evacuation & Communication Plan
  • First Aid Kit/Planning ahead for Medicines & Devices
  • Packing Your To-Go Bag

Protect Your Assets

  • Insure your home to value, an insurance primer (United Policyholders)
  • Document & Divide
  • Insure your contents to value (United Policyholders)

Protect Your Property

  • Protecting the Home
  • Protecting the Homesite (Hardscape & Landscaping)
  • Home Safety Inspection


All of these programs are available to the community.  If interested, please contact

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