SOURCE: Farmers Insurance

October 28, 2011 15:31 ET

California Fire Safe Council Presents Fire Prevention Regional Conference for Homeowners and Fire Safe Councils; Nov. 1 in Ontario

To Be Held at Ontario Airport Holiday Inn From 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

ONTARIO, CA--(Marketwire - Oct 28, 2011) - The public is invited to attend a FREE educational workshop on Wildfire Preparedness and Protection on Tuesday, November 1 at the Holiday Inn at Ontario Airport located at 2155 E. Convention Center Way. The workshop is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

San Bernardino County Supervisor Gary Ovitt will welcome attendees with a special key note address. The Farmers Mobile Claims Center Bus (MCC) will also be featured at the Conference. Attendees are invited to tour the MCC. It is 46' long and is equipped with state-of-the-art satellite communications equipment, seven claims stations, water, supplies, satellite laptop and telephone capability for use by all, and a built in grill to serve meals to those in need.

Other Featured Speakers Include:

  • Tom Harbour, Director of Fire & Aviation, U.S. Forest Service
  • Pat Kidder, Chairman of the statewide CA Fire Safe Councils
  • Dave Nuss from Firewise Communities

A panel of experts will also discuss fire insurance and state laws, including;

  • Margaret Grayson, Executive Director of the CA Fire Safe Councils
  • Candy Miller, Executive Director for the Insurance Information Network of CA
  • Kirk Tweedy, State Executive Director of Inland Communities for Farmers
  • Michael Paiva, Director of Government Affairs for Farmers Insurance
  • Representatives from the CA Department of Insurance and the Institute for Business and Home Safety (IBHS) will also be attending

The program is presented by the California Fire Safe Council and Farmers Insurance. All Fire Safe Council members, homeowners, business owners, renters and media are invited.

Strategies for Successful Fire Safe Council Fundraising will conclude the program.

Those wishing to attend are encouraged to register at:

Farmers Insurance Group of Companies is the country's 3rd largest insurer of both personal lines passenger automobile and homeowners insurance, and also provides a wide range of other insurance and financial services products. Farmers Insurance is proud to serve more than 10 million households with more than 20 million individual policies across all 50 states through the efforts of over 50,000 exclusive and independent agents and nearly 24,000 employees.

Farmers is a trade name and may refer to Farmers Group, Inc. or the Farmers Exchanges, as the case may be. Farmers Group, Inc., a management and holding company, along with its subsidiaries, is wholly owned by the Zurich Financial Services Group. The Farmers Exchanges are three reciprocal insurers (Farmers Insurance Exchange, Fire Insurance Exchange and Truck Insurance Exchange), including their subsidiaries and affiliates, owned by their policyholders, and managed by Farmers Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information about Farmers, visit its Web site at or at

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Margaret Grayson
    Exec. Dir.
    CA Fire Safe Council

    Jerry Davies
    Email Contact