City of Poway's Emergency Plan Manuals


If You See Something, Say Something

A key element in our nation's effort to protect ourselves against crime and terrorism is the concept that homeland security begins with hometown security. An alert public plays a critical role in keeping our nation safe.

In San Diego and Imperial County, the San Diego Law Enforcement Coordination Center (SDLECC) serves as the regional intelligence fusion center. Fusion Centers are focal points for the receipt, analysis, gathering, and sharing of threat-related information between the federal government and state, local, tribal, and private sector partners.

If you encounter suspicious activity that may be linked to terrorism, report it immediately by contacting your local law enforcement agency.

Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)
The City of Poway Emergency Operations Plan (PDF) is a comprehensive emergency management system that outlines a planned response to large emergency situations often associated with natural disasters, technological incidents, terrorism, and nuclear-related events. Poway's EOP defines responsibilities, establishes an emergency organization, defines lines of communications, and is designed to be part of the statewide Standardized Emergency Management System and National Incident Management System.

The EOP is the City of Poway's "playbook" when responding to emergency incidents. It delineates operational concepts relating to various emergency situations, identifies components of the Poway Emergency Management Organization, and describes the overall responsibilities for protecting life and property and assuring the overall well-being of the population. The plan also identifies sources of outside support which might be provided (through mutual aid and specific statutory authorities) by other jurisdictions, state and federal agencies, and the private sector.

Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Handbook
To aid the user of the city's EOP, an Emergency Operations Center Handbook (PDF) has been cross-referenced to the EOP. The EOC Handbook is an easy-to-use guide for set-up, operation, staffing, and deactivation of Poway's Emergency Operations Center. The EOC Handbook is a separate document from the EOP and refers to relevant EOP sections for further, detailed information.

Emergency Operations Center
The City of Poway has designated specific primary and alternate locations that serve as an EOC:
  • Primary Location - City Council Chambers
  • Alternate Location - Fire Station 3
Computers, tables and chairs, display boards, communications equipment, stationary supplies, planning documents, and reference materials are located near the primary location. This array of equipment is stored in easily transported bins and racks allowing for quick conversion of the City Council Chambers for transfer to Fire Station 3.