The Santa Barbara County Fire Safe Council will hold a free Wildfire Preparedness Exposition, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 at Lompoc Veterans Memorial Building, 100 E. Locust Ave., Lompoc.
The event will introduce the community to the Fire Safe Council mission and to other new projects throughout Santa Barbara County intended to keep the public safe from wildfires.
Features of the expo will be educational booths, speakers, exhibits, firefighters, and fire trucks, a county helicopter flyover, and hand crew. There will be free food, snow cones, prizes, and handouts.
Attendees will be able to experience Walk Into Wildfire, the multimedia exhibit presented by the Burn Cycle Project. Multiple projections of fireproof camera footage, with its sound, allow for an otherwise unsurvivable point of view as the fire rapidly changes a landscape, followed by time-lapse sequences documenting months of green, post-fire regrowth.
The exhibits have allowed residents in fire-prone areas to safely experience fire’s dramatic force in the landscape.
The event is sponsored in part by 3rd District Santa Barbara County Supervisor Joan Hartmann.