SOURCE: Farmers Insurance

September 13, 2012 13:40 ET

The California Fire Safe Council Presents a Fire Prevention Regional Conference for Homeowners and FireSafe Councils

To Be Held at the Pala Resort, San Diego County, CA -- Wednesday, September 19, Media Invited

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 13, 2012) - The public is invited to attend a FREE educational workshop on Wildfire Preparedness and Protection September 19, 2012 at the Pala Resort and Casino, 11154 California 76 Pala, CA 92059, San Diego.

The workshop is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Former California State Fire Marshal Kate Dargan will deliver a keynote address on Wildfire: Past, Present and Future at 9:30 a.m., and Malcolm North, USDA Forest Service Research Plant Ecologist, will address "Super Fires," at 1:00 p.m. 

Mr. North will explain that Southern California has had some of the largest and most devastating fires in the state of California. Warming temperatures and greater annual variation in precipitation may make fire control even more difficult. In his presentation, he will examine possible future weather and fuel condition scenarios and how they may affect fire behavior and size in areas of the urban/rural interface.

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.

Other Speakers Include:

  • Insurance Services Office "Ratings" - How Communities are Rated for Insurance Risk
    Hugh "Skip" Gibson, Insurance Services Office

  • Fire Safe, Firewise and Fire Adapted! A look at Firewise Communities
    Katie Ziemann, California Fire Safe Council
    Phyllis Banducci, Cal Fire

    A panel of experts will discuss fire insurance and state laws.

  • Tony Cignarale, the California Department of Insurance, will discuss property owners and the role of the DOI

  • Michael Paiva, Farmers Director of Government Affairs, will discuss legislation.

The Conference Is FREE.  Plus, Free Parking and Door Prizes throughout the day.
Enjoy morning coffee and pastries, box lunch & afternoon refreshments.
Check out booths from local Fire Safe Councils, fire agencies and vendors.

To Register contact Dalonna Scott, California Fire Safe Council, at (626)335-7426 or

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
    Executive Director
    CA Fire Safe Council

    Jerry Davies
    Email Contact