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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

San Bernardino County Fair and CAL FIRE

For more than 25 years the CAL FIRE San Bernardino Unit has been attending the San Bernardino County Fair and for the 16th year in a row, CAL FIRE has been the coordinator for the public service area. Known as Smokey Bear Park, the public service area is a part of the fair set aside for public service and non-profit groups to be able to have space at the fair for free. This is particularly meaningfull for many groups who would otherwise not be able to have a presence at the fair.

Smokey Bear walk with the public service booths. this year's groups include Military Kids, Narcotics Anonymous, Civil Air patrol, High Desert Homeless Shelter, American Legion, and Victor Valley Amateur Radio Club.

CAL FIRE's booth which includes a prize wheel for kids who correctly answer a fire prevention or Smokey Bear question, firefighter cut outs, prevention information and CAL FIRE pictures.

The front entrance to Smokey Bear park. The engine can be seen from the front of the fair when people look westward on Main Street. At night time with the lights activated, the engine is a real crowd pleaser.

Why 100 feet in 3-d. This display is designed to provide a visual to help people understand what their property can look like when they join the fire prevention club by clearing their property and create their own personal defensible space.