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May 22, 2013 (Spring Valley) – Maybe becoming a volunteer Firefighter is a bit much, but please consider being a volunteer “Fire Preventer.”

The San Miguel Fire District in cooperation with its partner CAL FIRE, is ramping up its “Before the Threat, Are You Ready” preparedness and prevention campaign. This massive public education effort provides critical preparedness information with an old- fashioned door-to-door contact.

Again this year they are hoping teams of community volunteers join CAL FIRE Firefighters in a door-to-door campaign in the Districts high hazard urban interface areas. Two major fires in four years have shown all of us the need to be prepared and to create defensible space, to have an evacuation plan, and have the supplies necessary to take care of your families for up to a week.

We are all in this together. Wildfires do not respect borders or neighborhoods, and since we are only as strong as our weakest link, what your neighbors do to create defensible space is as important as what you do.

The San Miguel Fire District and CAL FIRE are planning a delivery day on May 25, 2013 of informational Door Hangers.

Registration begins at 7:30 AM, but volunteers are welcome to sign in through the noon hour. The orientation/training session will begin at 8 AM. Volunteers will be given a Before the Threat tee shirt and delivery bags. Volunteers may determine how long their shift is, however, all volunteers will be asked to return to the station at 3PM for check-out.

If you are able to serve your community in this volunteer effort, please contact the San Miguel Fire District. Please email their Public Information Officer at If you have additional questions please contact Leonard Villarreal via email or calling 19 660-5359.

The Volunteer Headquarters at Station 15 is located at 2850 Via Orange Way in Spring Valley.


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