SDG&E Invites Ramona and surrounding communities to attend the first of four Wildfire Safety Fairs this Saturday, June 18th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ramona Outdoor Community Center / Rodeo Grounds at 421 Aqua Lane.
The other three Wildfire Safety Fairs will be held in Alpine on July 16, in Valley Center on August 13, and in Julian on August 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
“Peak wildfire season is right around the corner, and we want community members to come out and ask questions about how best to protect their family and property before wildfire season arrives,” said SDG&E Community Resilience Adviser, Robyn Brookshire. “We want everyone to enjoy the in-person Wildfire Safety Fairs, mingle with our SDG&E subject matter experts and community resiliency partners, and attend informational presentations throughout the day.”
Presentations are planned by CAL FIRE, SDG&E Meteorology, and the Fire Safe Council of San Diego County. Other activities include a kids’ booth with raptor and critter displays, Arcs & Sparks Demo, live music, churro cart, hot dogs, and beverages.
SDG&E Community Resilience Advisor, Robyn Brookshire (pictured left), helps children with a raffle drawing
“The free Wildfire Safety Fairs will give guests an opportunity to speak with SDG&E’s Meteorology and Vegetation Management teams, CAL FIRE firefighters, Red Cross workers, 211 San Diego staff, and San Diego County Animal Services,” said Mark Mezta, SDG&E Wildfire Resilience & Operations Manager. “They will also have the opportunity to learn more about our Community Resource Center (CRC) and the Mobile Battery that is deployed when CRCs are mobilized.”
SDG&E staff who are expected to share additional information related to public safety power shutoffs and fuels reduction programs include experts in emergency management, wildfire resilience, and operations.
SDG&E Skills Training Instructor, Bruce Phillips, Arcs & Sparks Demonstration
“Attendees will immerse themselves in a fun atmosphere while gathering important information about the serious subject of staying safe ahead of peak wildfire season,” Brookshire said. “This set of Wildfire Safety Fairs will be the first in-person fair since before the COVID pandemic in 2019. Drive-through Wildfire Safety Fairs were held in 2020 and 2021 and over the course of both years thousands of community members from across San Diego County and our tribal communities came out and received safety kit backpacks filled with everything from solar chargers and light bulbs to first aid kits, flashlights, and evacuation plan information from the comfort of their cars,” she said. “We are excited and looking forward to another successful year, only this time in-person!”
Participants will also receive safety kit backpacks and other giveaways on a first-come, first-served basis again this year, while supplies last.
For more information, visit sdge.com/fairs. If adverse weather conditions arise, SDG&E advises that the event may be postponed or cancelled.