Free guide helps Carlsbad residents prepare for emergencies

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The City of Carlsbad is making free emergency preparedness guides available to residents on the city website and at city libraries and community centers.  The city encourages all residents to pick up a copy, or view the online version, and follow the tips included for making a family emergency plan, creating an emergency kit, registering mobile phones and emails with Alert San Diego and other important steps to ensure the community is prepared for the next emergency.

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The City of Carlsbad first created its emergency guide in 2011, and they have proven to be very popular, according to Emergency Preparedness Manager David Harrison.

“The guides have been updated with the latest information and resources, including a new emergency app developed by the County of San Diego,” said Harrison. “We are making the guides available as a way to remind residents of very easy things they can do to be prepared for a major earthquake, wildfire or other disaster.”

The county’s emergency app features links to countywide and Carlsbad-specific emergency information, interactive maps and shelter locations. It can be downloaded for free at the online app stores for Apple and Android devices.

The City of Carlsbad’s emergency guide features important safety tips, including:

  • How to make a family emergency plan
  • What should go in a home emergency kit
  • What to do in an evacuation
  • What to do if there is a power outage, downed or broken power lines or a natural gas leak
  • How to find other emergency preparedness resources

“The city is committed to keeping our community safe—especially during an emergency,” said Harrison. “We conduct extensive training for our first responders and other city workers, but for our community to be fully prepared, we need residents and businesses to be ready too.”

For more information
Visit the city’s website at, or call the City of Carlsbad Fire Department’s non-emergency line at 760-931-2141.

City media contact
Kristina Ray, 760-434-2957,


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