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.

What to do in the Event of an Attack

  • Remain calm and be aware of your surroundings.
  • Be ready for instructions to shelter in place or to evacuate, and follow the instructions of local officials on any other necessary actions.
  • Being involved in an active shooter situation is very dangerous and you must be prepared for it. If you find yourself in an active shooter situation, you are encouraged to Run, Hide, or Fight. View the following active shooter video, created by the City of Houston, to prepare yourself in case you are faced with such a situation:                 

            English- Run, Hide, Fight- Surviving an Active Shooter Event.                  
            Spanish- Corra, Escondase, Pellee- Sobreviviendo un Tiroteo.

Terrorism Facts

  • The County of San Diego Office of Emergency Services knows that emergencies and disasters can strike quickly and without warning. Since September 11, 2001 the threat of terrorist acts in the United States has created the need for new preparedness.

Terrorism Preparedness

  • San Diego County residents can better cope with potential terrorism and other crisis situations by preparing in advance. Preparedness begins with each individual and extends to their families, friends and co-workers. While there is no way to predict emergency situations, or where you will be if it happens, advance planning will help protect you and your loved ones.
  • The County of San Diego Office of Emergency Services is offering a variety of slide shows on topics covering the threat of terrorism. Please click on the titles listed below to learn more about terrorism and San Diego County.

For more information regarding Terrorism, please click on the following links:

What is Terrorism?

What Can Citizens Do?

What is Bioterrorism?

What Are Chemical Weapons?

Conventional Acts of Terrorism