East County News Service
July 19, 2015 (Scripps Ranch)—In 2003, the Cedar Fire destroyed over 200 homes in Scripps Ranch. To make sure residents are better prepared, the Scripps Ranch FireSafe Council will host a Scripps Ranch Wildfire Preparedness Forum on Saturday, September 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Marshall Middle School, 9700 Avenue of Nations in the Scripps Ranch community of San Diego.
The event will feature three expert panels and a vendor fair.
Since the 2003 Cedar Fire, San Diego has changed some ordinances and regulations to help make the community safer. Police and fire departments work closer together along with Cal Fire and MCAS Miramar. Insurance companies have also changed how they asses risk and handle claims.
Forum sponsors include Cal Fire, San Diego Fire Rescue, Scripps Ranch Civic Association, and Sempra Energy/SDG&E.
For more information, call 858-722-3864 or visit www.FireSafeCouncil.org.