Are You Ready presentation Tuesday May 21 2019

To RSVP for the free training please send an email to

When the massive power outage hit our region in September 2011, how did you fare? Could you have easily lasted a few more days without that electricity?

If the winds had shifted a bit in December 2017 and the Lilac Fire had spread to Encinitas, were you prepared as well as you’d like to be to evacuate?

Experts recommend that you be prepared to answer these questions ‘yes’ with certainty. In fact, most recommend that you keep enough food and supplies to survive a solid 72 hours in case another disaster hits.

In an effort to help more Encinitas residents prepare, the Encinitas Fire Department and Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) have joined up to present a free, two-hour “Are Your Ready” disaster training program on Tuesday May 21st 2019 from 6:00-8:00 PM. at the Encinitas Community and Senior Center, 1140 Oakcrest Drive (nearest cross-street: Encinitas Blvd and Balour Drive).

The free training will be tailored to address disasters that are likely to hit Encinitas.

Our training will help participants understand the risks specific to our area, explain what to do ahead of time to minimize the effects of a disaster on our homes and families, outline the supplies needed to carry us for up to 72 hours and discuss how to work together with our neighbors in emergencies,” program coordinator Dave Tostenson states. “A community-wide disaster can overwhelm public emergency response resources. Building a safe, prepared and strong Encinitas community is the aim of our ‘Are You Ready’ program. The more people we can train, the stronger our city will be!

Home Disaster Preparedness Starter Kits will also be available at a reduced price during the training session.

If you’d like to register for the free training, send an email to Due to limited space, people are encouraged to sign up early.