Free SDG&E Emergency Kit Backpacks being Handed Out

Wildfire Safety Fair Taking Place in Alpine on Saturday, Sept. 14

With peak wildfire season right around the corner, we are inviting Alpine and surrounding area community members to attend the Wildfire Safety Fair taking place on Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Alpine Community Center, where attendees will enjoy free ice cream, hot dogs, and a chance to enter raffle prize drawings to win $250 Costco gift cards.

The Alpine Wildfire Safety Fair will take place 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at 1830 Alpine Blvd.

The fairs are set up 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 about how 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.

This is our third and last Wildfire Safety Fair for the year. The other two were held in Valley Center and Ramona, and together, these events drew more than 400 attendees.

SDG&E Time of Use Mascot Whendell and Smokey Bear


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