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June 6, 2023
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SDG&E to sponsor Wildfire Safety Fair Aug. 13

San Diego Gas & Electric is sponsoring four of the 4th annual Wildfire Safety Fairs, including one August 13 at Bates Nut Farm from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

The wildfire season is rapidly approaching. Historically, Valley Center’s worse conflagrations have happened in October but no month can be ruled out as a time when a wildfire can begin. The Wildfire Safety Fair in-person event is designed to help you keep you and your loved ones safe. You will get information about stocking an emergency kit, developing an emergency plan, designing or modifying the space around your home to resident wildfire and more.

Valley Center Fire Marshal Jim Davidson highly recommends the Wildfire Safety Fairs. He told The Roadrunner: “SDG&E Wildfire Safety Fairs promote awareness in the community and give the community members critical information on the tools and resources that they can use in the event of a Public Safety Power Shutoff, or a wildfire event. We (your fire district) fully support SDG&E’s efforts to bring this important information to the members of the community. Anything that helps our community to be more prepared, and potentially gives people the information or tools that could save a life is very welcome!”

You’ll get information about:

• Customer Assistance Programs

• Emergency Management

• Generator Safety and available programs • Defensible Space

Admission is free and includes:

• Live presentations from CalFire, meteorology, FireSafe Council of SD County and a live demo of SDG&E’s Arcs & Sparks

• Displays, information, live music, kids activities and more

displays, backpacks filled with preparedness items, fun games and more

• Lunch and snacks including gourmet hotdogs, cold drinks, popsicles and kettle corn (available from 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.), while supplies last

• Kids booths with raptor and critter

Preparedness backpacks and other give-a-ways will be provided on a first come, first served basis. There will also be giveaways, including weather stations, gift cards, preparedness items and more.

SDG&E will also share important information about what the utility is doing throughout the region to decrease the risk of wildfire. You’ll be able to ask questions during the event. If adverse weather conditions arise, this event may be postponed or canceled.

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