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East County News Service

September 11, 2019 (Alpine) -- SDG&E is encouraging Alpine and surrounding area community members to attend the Wildfire Safety Fair taking place this Saturday, September 14th at the Alpine Community Center (1830 Alpine Blvd.) from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Industry experts will be on hand to answer questions, and emergency kit backpacks will be given out to the first 300 attendees. The fair will feature three presentations, including CAL FIRE San Diego Captain Isaac Sanchez who will talk about creating defensible space around your home to reduce fire risk. 

Also speaking will be Sandra Younger, a 2003 Cedar Fire survivor and author of The Fire Outside My Window. Younger works with disaster survivors and is a frequent speaker on the topic of resilience and transforming disasters into opportunities. 

SDG&E’s fire science and climate adaptation team will discuss how the latest technologies are used to monitor extreme weather and fire conditions. They will share information about how public safety power shutoffs are used as a last resort to prevent catastrophic wildfires.

SDG&E invites everyone to come out and enjoy free ice cream, hot dogs, and a chance to enter raffle prize drawings to win $250 Costco gift cards. This is the last of three Wildfire Safety Fairs organized by SDG&E to provide information about emergency preparedness.