FREE ONE-DAY, IN-DEPTH WILDFIRE SAFETY WORKSHOP OFFERED IN POTRERO

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Learn what firefighters know about protecting homes and communities from wildfire

East County News Service

August 29, 2018 (Potrero) - 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 Potrero on Saturday, September 8, 2018.

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. Participants will learn valuable survival tips they can utilize in the event of a fire.

The workshop is hosted by the Potrero-Tecate Fire Safe Council and SDCFA CERT – So. Division. The class is conducted by MAST Investigator Captain Eric Kelley, San Diego City Fire, Station 1. Residents from the communities of Potrero, Tecate, Descanso, Jacumba, Campo, Ramona, and Deer Springs are encouraged to attend this free workshop:

Saturday, September 8, 2018

8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

At Potrero Community Center, 24550 Highway 94, Potrero, CA

(Registration is required. Lunch will be provided.)

 

 

 

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 / britney.munoz@rcdsandiego.org.

View the flyer here.

Notes:

1.        This workshop is hosted by the Potrero-Tecate Fire Safe Council  & SDCFA CERT – So. Division, 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 by the United States Forest Service & 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.