By JULIE GALLANT, RAMONA SENTINEL - OCT. 10, 2019 10 AM Community leaders concerned about fire conditions in
By JULIE GALLANT, RAMONA SENTINEL – OCT. 10, 2019 10 AM
Community leaders concerned about fire conditions in Ramona are staging a Ramona Community Wildfire Safety Preparedness Night on Wednesday, Oct. 16, to provide information to the public about preparing and responding to a wildfire.
Multiple agencies will be giving presentations and sharing information at booths during the event from 6 to 9 p.m. in Olive Peirce Middle School’s Charles R. Nunn Performing Arts Center, 1521 Hanson Lane. Among the presenters will be Cal Fire/San Diego County Fire Department, San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, U.S. Forest Service, San Diego County Office of Emergency Services, Red Cross and San Diego County Department of Animal Services.
Information booths will also be staffed by representatives of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Department of Animal Services, San Diego Humane Society, Red Cross, Ramona Outback Amateur Radio Society (ROARS), Ramona Fire Safe Council, Office of Emergency Services, Cal Fire and San Diego Gas & Electric.
The Ramona Fire Safe Council/Ramona West End Fire Safe Council, co-sponsored by the Ramona Community Planning Group, will present the forum. Other collaborators are the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department and Cal Fire.
An invitation sent on behalf of the Fire Safe Councils and planning group to community groups such as the Ramona and Julian chambers of commerce, Kiwanis and Rotary clubs of Ramona, Ramona Real Estate Association, Ramona Valley Vineyard Association and Ramona Municipal Water District states that the conditions that contributed to the devastating Cedar fire in 2003 and Witch Creek fire in 2007 are present again in Ramona.
Planning group member Dan Summers said Ramona’s Wildfire Safety Preparedness Night is the result of a tabletop meeting planning group member Jim Cooper had with representatives of Cal Fire, U.S. Forest Service and Caltrans several months ago. Summers said the groups recommended a communitywide event out of concern that a disaster such as the Cedar or Witch Creek fires could re-occur.
The complete story can be read on the Ramona Sentinel website at https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/ramona-sentinel/news/events/story/2019-10-10/forum-aims-to-prepare-community-for-a-wildfire
(Wednesday) 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm