Wildfire Safety Workshop
Wildfire Safety Workshop
Free One-day, In-depth Wildfire Safety Workshop Offered in Descanso -- Learn what firefighters know about protecting homes and communities from wildfire San Diego County, CA — The Fire Safe Council of San Diego County is taking fire safety training to local communities that are at high-risk for wildfires. Some of the most vulnerable areas are those in the Wildland Urban Interface, or WUI, which is defined as residential areas that abut to open space. The next workshop, called Fire Operations in the Wildland Urban Interface, will be in Descanso on February 18. Participants who attend the workshops learn the principles used by firefighters in suppressing wildland fires and protecting structures in the WUI. Free to local residents, the one-day, in-depth course also teaches fire behavior prediction and how to apply this knowledge to the community’s topography, fuels, weather, and the fire-safe condition of homes. The course will be delivered by recognized experts in the field. Participants will also learn valuable survival tips they can utilize in the event of a fire. The workshop is hosted by the Descanso Fire Safe Council and SDCFA Southern Division CERT. Residents from the communities of Descanso, Sherilton Valley, Alpine, Pine Valley, Jacumba, and Boulevard are encouraged to attend this free workshop: Saturday, February 18, 2017 8 am – 4:30 pm At Descanso Library, 9545 River Drive, Descanso (Registration is required. Lunch and light breakfast are provided.) “Wildfire is an ever-present threat to San Diego County residents, and many of our communities are built near or among land prone to wildland fire,” says Sheryl Landrum, Director of the Fire Safe Council of San Diego County. “We can’t stop fires from happening altogether, but we can reduce the damage to our homes and communities by learning about how fires behave and how to be better prepared.” To register, visit the “Events” page of The Fire Safe Council of San Diego County website: http://firesafesdcounty.org/events/; or contact Britney Munoz at 619-562-0096 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notes: 1. This workshop is hosted by the Descanso Fire Safe Council & SDCFA Southern Division CERT, and administered by the Resource Conservation District of Greater San Diego County in partnership with the Fire Safe Council of San Diego County. Funding is provided through an agreement with the Cleveland National Forest and a National Fire Plan grant from the Cooperative Fire program of the U.S. Forest Service through the California Fire Safe Council. 2. The mission of the Fire Safe Council of San Diego County is to provide education, enhance information, and foster fire prevention and fire safety within the County of San Diego. Learn more at www.firesafesdcounty.org. 3. The Resource Conservation District (RCD) of Greater San Diego County aims to protect, conserve, and restore natural resources through education, information, and technical assistance programs. Learn more at www.rcdsandiego.org 4. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, the institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.