With peak wildfire season just around the corner, we are inviting North County residents to attend a Wildfire Safety Fair tomorrow (Aug. 24) at the Ramona Community Center, where attendees will enjoy free ice cream, food and opportunity drawings for $250 Costco gift cards.
The fair will take place 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at 434 Aqua Lane.
This is the second of three Wildfire Safety Fairs that we are holding to help everyone get prepared with emergency plans and emergency kits. Experts in wildfire safety and resiliency will be on hand to answer questions and share important information to protect your family and property.
We will be giving out FREE emergency kit backpacks stuffed with supplies. Inside the backpacks are medical-grade face masks, water pouches, bandages, flash light, duct tape, energy bar packs, toilet paper, rain poncho, whistle, light stick, and other items.
Hear from Wildfire Safety and Resilience Experts
The fair will feature three presentations, including one from CAL FIRE San Diego Captain Isaac Sanchez who will give a talk on how create defensible space around your home to reduce fire risk.
Also speaking at the event will be Sandra Younger, a 2003 Cedar Fire survivor and author of The Fire Outside My Window. Younger works with disaster survivors and is a frequent speaker on the topic of resilience and transforming disasters into opportunities.
Our fire science and climate adaptation staff will also be at the event, giving a presentation on how we use the latest technologies to forecast and monitor extreme weather and fire conditions. They will share information and answer question about how public safety power shutoffs are used as a last resort to prevent catastrophic wildfires.
Activities for the Entire Family
Don’t hesitate to bring the entire family to the event. There will be a face-painting and kids activities section, along with yard games.
- Free ice cream: 11:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.
- Free hot dog lunch: noon- 2 p.m.
- Water and light snacks: located at big tent with seating
- Opportunity drawings noon to 1 p.m. located at booth 30
(8 Costco gift cards each worth $250 will be given out)
- Face painting and kids section located at booths 28 & 29
- Yard games throughout the duration of the event