The Santa Barbara County Fire Department invites the community to attend the second 2022 Wildfire Preparedness Exposition, Oct. 14-15 at the Direct Relief building, 6100 Wallace Becknell Road, Goleta.

Santa Barbara County Fire Safe Council in partnership with the UCSB Wildfire Prevention and Policy Lecture Series is hosting the exposition that will include family friendly exhibits, activities, presentations, and a panel of speakers.

Friday’s event includes an opening reception, 4:30-7 p.m., with speakers and exhibits. Keynote speaker Park Williams will address: Why Have Humans Lost Control of Wildfire in the Western United States?”

Saturday’s agenda runs 11 a.m.-5 p.m. with speakers, exhibits, activities and food. Local firefighters will be on hand and visitors can view engines, bulldozers and a helicopter.

The exposition is funded by a Fire Prevention Grant and is part of the Regional Wildfire Mitigation Program.

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