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Free Wildfire Fire Safety Event this Weekend

Weekend Event to Help San Diego County Residents Protect Their Lives and Properties from Wildfire

San Diego County CA—To help homeowners and businesses stay fire prevention ready during the continuing severe drought in California, the California Fire Safe Counsel (CFSC), Farmers Insurance Group and the Fire Safe Council of San Diego County will present a “Wildfire Community Preparedness Day” on April 23.

When:  Saturday, April 23, 2016, Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

Where:   Barona Resort and Spa – 1932 Wildcat Canyon Rd. Lakeside, CA 92040  (Golf Events Center—just past hotel)

Time:   9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Complimentary lunch for all attendees

RSVP to jerrydavies55@gmail.com

The day will begin with presentations from state and local fire experts, offering information about the unique fire dangers in San Diego County, and how residents and business owners can help stay safe when the next wildfire hits. Speakers include:

F E A T U R E D   S P E A K E R S
Tony Mecham: CAL FIRE San Diego
Will Metz: U.S. Forest Service
Don Butz: Fire Safe Council of San Diego County
Clay Howe: Bureau of Land Management
Renay Peters: Humane Society Animal Rescue Reserve
Jerry Davies: CA Fire Safe Council
Brian Schnese: Farmers Insurance
Gina Raygosa: Dept. of Animal Services, County of San Diego
Sheryl Landrum: Resource Conservation District of Greater San Diego County

Following the presentations, lunch will be served and attendees are invited to visit hands-on exhibits by vendors providing vital products and services to help before, during, and after a fire. There will also be a variety of activities aimed at keeping young children entertained, while their parents learn about fire safety. Children’s activities will include a visit by Smokey Bear, a jump house, face painter, fire trucks, as well as a variety of fun outdoor games and activities. Vendors will include:


V E N D O R   E X H I B I T S  
County of San Diego Department of Animal Services CAL FIRE
Burn Institute Farmers Insurance
Phos Chek Home Defense USFS
CA Fire Safe Council Fire Safe Council of San Diego County
Insurance Information Institute Humane Society Animal Rescue Reserve
PCI – Property Casualty Insurers Assoc. of America Resource Conservation District of Greater San Diego County
BLM CA Insurance Commissioner
Greater Alpine Fire Safe Council Deer Springs Fire Safe Council
Fire Pump and Hose The Red Guide to Recovery
C H I L D R E N ‘ S     A C T I V I T I E S
Meet Smokey Bear Jump House
Face Painter

1.       CFSC, a statewide non-profit organization, provides grants to local California Fire Safe Councils and other community organizations using its innovative Grants Clearinghouse. Since its first year of grant making in 2004, over $90 million in federal fire prevention funds have flowed through the Clearinghouse to groups working to keep their communities safe from wildfire.
2.       The Fire Safe Council of San Diego County (FSCSDC) provides education, exchanges information, and fosters fire prevention and fire safety within the County of San Diego. For more information on the FSCSDC, visit www.firesafesandiego.org.
3.       “Farmers Insurance®” and “Farmers®” are tradenames for a group of affiliated insurers providing insurance for automobiles, homes and small businesses and a wide range of other insurance and financial services and products. Farmers Insurance is proud to serve more than 10 million households with over 19 million individual policies, across all 50 states, through the efforts of more than 48,000 exclusive and independent agents and approximately 21,000 employees. Farmers Insurance Exchange, the largest of the three primary insurance insurers that make up Farmers Insurance, is recognized as one of the largest U.S. companies on the 2015 Fortune 500 list. For more information about Farmers Insurance, visit Farmers.com, Twitter and Instagram, @WeAreFarmers, or Facebook.com/FarmersInsurance.