Pala Fire Department to Host 7th Annual Fire Prevention Fair

October 13, 2012

The Pala Fire Department will hold its 7th Annual Fire Prevention Fair on October 20, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Pala Fire Station in Pala, CA. This event is free and open to the public.

The general public and members of the press are invited to spend the day with the Pala Fire Department to learn more about the facility and fire safety. Attendees will have the opportunity to tour the fire station and take photos on the fire engines. There will also be unique demonstrations: firefighters will extinguish a live fire and conduct a water drop from a helicopter.

The event will include information booths, children’s activities and a BBQ cooked by the firefighters as well.

“There will be something for everyone at this year’s Fire Prevention Fair,” said Robert Smith, Chairman of the Pala Band of Mission Indians. “Between the helicopter demonstration, the tours of the state-of-the-art facility, and children’s activities, it will be a day of fun for the whole family.  The facility is unlike any in the entire region, so we hope people will take advantage of the opportunity to meet the people and see the equipment up close that helps keep them safe.”

The Pala Band of Mission Indians is a federally recognized tribe whose reservation is located along the Palomar Mountain range approximately 30 miles northeast of San Diego. The majority of the over 900 tribal members live on the 12,000-acre reservation, established for Cupeño and Luiseño Indians, who consider themselves to be one proud people - Pala. The Pala Fire Station is located off of Highway 76, seven miles east of the Escondido Freeway 15 and just past the Pala Casino. The Department serves an area of 20½ square miles, consisting of 13,315 acres and a population of 650. The Department has mutual and automatic aid agreements with a number of neighboring districts in addition to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection.   

WHEN:     Saturday, October 20, 2012
                10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
WHERE:    Pala Fire Station, 34884 Lilac Extension Rd. in Pala

CONTACT:    To make arrangements for interviews with fire personnel                               Elfego Covarrubias 760.742.1632                               
ATTENDEES:  Pala Fire Department
                       Community members and the general public

Pala Band of Mission Indians

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