IN THE WILDLAND URBAN INTERFACE WORKSHOP IN CAMPO SEPT. 7

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East County News Service

 

September 4, 2019 (Campo) – The Fire Safe Council of San Diego, Cal Fire and the County Fire Authority invite you to learn principles firefighters use to protect your home and community at the Wildland Urban Interface Workshop on Saturday, Sept. 7 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Registration, networking and refreshments will begin at 7:30 with the course at 8 a.m. at the Mountain Health Community Center, 976 Sheridan Rd., Campo.

The course is free to local residents, representatives of community Fire Safe Councils, and CERT members. It is conducted by Fire Captain Thomas Shoots with Cal Fire/San Diego County Fire Authority.

 

Lunch is catered by Jay’s Southern Cafe. Registration is required.

 

Training will include:

 

  •  A one-day, in-depth course to learn the principles used by firefighters in suppressing wildland fire and protecting structures in the Wildland Urban Interface.
  • Participants will learn about fire behavior prediction. They will apply this knowledge to the community’s unique topography, fuels, weather, and fire safety challenges, including how to best protect their homes from wildfire.
  • The training will include a field trip to selected homes to do a site assessment on lessons learned.
  • The day will include discussion about survival tips based upon evacuation procedures.

 

Please register at www.firesafesdcounty.org.

 

For more information or help with registration, contact Britney Munoz at the Fire Safe Council of San Diego County at 619-562-0096.