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Fire Safety Information Session Slated In City

As the region prepares for the official arrival of summer, the East Stanislaus Fire Safe Council is putting on a special program for the community. Focus will be on fire safety and community preparedness and the meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 10 at 5:30 p.m.

The meeting will be hosted at the Gene Bianchi Community Center, 110 S. Second Ave., Oakdale and is expected to last roughly an hour.

An introduction will be offered by representatives of the East Stanislaus Fire Safe Council, followed by three separate 15-minute presentations.

CalFire officials will offer the presentation: Emergency Preparedness Ready, Set Go!; followed by the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department with information on evacuation preparedness, the evacuation notification system and the difference between evacuation notice, warnings and orders.

Finally, PG&E representatives will be on hand to discuss the PSPS, Public Safety Power Shutoffs, which are enacted sometimes during the summer to reduce the threat of wildfire during high temperatures/high wind events.

With a much lower than normal rainfall year on the books and temperatures that have already passed the triple digit mark this year, concerns are high for a busy and potentially dangerous fire season this summer. Residents from throughout the region are encouraged to attend the ‘fire safe’ program to learn more about preparedness as we move into the fire season.