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Free Half-day, In-depth Wildfire Safety Workshops Offered

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Learn what firefighters know about protecting homes and communities from wildfire

San Diego County, CA — The Fire Safe Council of San Diego County, in partnership with San Diego County Fire/CAL Fire, 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. As more people, homes and businesses move closer to
open space, the risk of wildfire damage is increasing.
There are three workshops scheduled for this Fall and Winter:

  • Saturday, November 19th, 2022 – 10:00am-2:00pm- Wynola Fire Safe Council, Santa Ysabel Nature Center 22135 CA-79, Santa Ysabel, CA
  • Saturday, December 3rd, 2022 – 9:00am-1:00pm Campo Fire Safe Council, CAL Fire Station #40, 31577 CA-94, Campo, CA
  • Saturday, December 10th, 2022 – 9:00am-1:00pm -Julian Fire Safe Council, Julian Library, 1850 CA-78, Julian, CA

Participants who attend the workshops, called Fire Operations in the Wildland Urban Interface, learn
the principles used by firefighters in suppressing wildland fires and protecting structures in the WUI.
Free to local residents, the half-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. The course will be delivered by recognized experts in the field. Participants will also learn
valuable survival tips they can utilize in the event of a fire.

“For anyone living in the WUI, creating and maintaining defensible space is a requirement. This
workshop builds on the principles of defensible space and provides valuable information about how to
see your home and community through the eyes of a first responder, as well as how to better prepare
for wildfire.” Ann Baldridge, Vice President, Fire Safe Council of San Diego County and Executive
Director, Resource Conservation District of Greater San Diego County.

To register, visit the “Events” page of The Fire Safe Council of San Diego County website:
http://firesafesdcounty.org/events/; or contact Morgan Graves at 619-562-0096 and
morgan.graves@rcdsandiego.org.
Notes:

  1. These workshops are administered by San Diego County Fire/CAL Fire and the Resource Conservation District of Greater San Diego
    County, in partnership with the Fire Safe Council of San Diego County. Funding is provided by grants from California Natural
    Resources Agency and the Department of Conservation through the Regional Forest and Fire Capacity Program. In accordance with
    Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discrimination on the basis of race, color,
    national origin, sex, age, or disability.
  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. 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.
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