In Partnership with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at San Diego State University
Date: Thursday, September 25, 2014, 10:00am to 12:00noon
Location: Lakeside Fire Station, 12216 Lakeside Ave., Lakeside 92040
Event Cost: TBA (includes signed book)
About the EventAdventures by the Book is honored to partner with Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at San Diego State University for a a California Fires Outside My Window Edventure led by award-winning San Diego journalist and author Sandra Millers Younger.
One of the drastic side-effects from the long-standing drought in California is the increased risk of fire, heightened each fall when the dry, hot Santa Ana winds provide an unwelcome catalyst. This was most catastrophically demonstrated in 2003 when the Cedar fire became the largest wildfire in California history. Homeowners, firefighters, and animals lost their lives, and countless homes and structures burned to the ground. Yet what have we learned from this disaster? Have homeowners heeded firefighters in taking steps to protect against a repeat occurrence? What have firefighters learned from the experience? And is our government doing anything different? Join San Diego author Sandra Millers Younger, who lost her home and all her possessions in the Cedar fire and wrote about that near-death experience in her book, The Fire Outside My Window. This Edventure will take place at the Lakeside Fire Station, which responded first to the Cedar Fires. We we will not only hear Sandra's heart-wrenching story, but we will learn from the firefighters who are charged with preparing and protecting us as the Santa Ana season once again is upon us.