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Safety expo in Granite Bay to teach homeowners fire preparedness, what to do in a disaster

Granite Bay homeowners will have a learning opportunity this weekend when law enforcement, utilities, firefighters and more come together to educate at the Granite Bay Fire Safety and Preparedness Expo.
Granite Bay homeowners will have a learning opportunity this weekend when law enforcement, utilities, firefighters and more come together to educate at the Granite Bay Fire Safety and Preparedness Expo. Modesto Bee file

Homeowners in Granite Bay will have a learning opportunity this weekend when law enforcement officials, utility companies, firefighters and others come together to educate the public at the Granite Bay Fire Safety and Preparedness Expo.

The expo will be held Saturday at the Granite Bay Lutheran Church of The Resurrection on Douglas Boulevard. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and guest speakers begin at 12:30 p.m.

Information about general fire safety and tips specific to Granite Bay will be provided by the South Placer Fire District, Placer County Sheriff’s Office and the California Highway Patrol. Along with local utility providers, the agencies will discuss their roles and how they can assist in a disaster, according to expo officials.

Assemblyman Kevin Kiley, R-Rocklin, will also be at the event to discuss upcoming state legislation pertaining to fire safety and disasters, according to the organizers.

The expo will also feature guest speaker Brad Sherwood of Santa Rosa, who lost his home in the 2017 Tubbs Fire. Sherwood will share the story of what really happened to him and his family, how he was notified, what he wishes he knew before the fire and fact and fiction about fire insurance.

Sixteen vendors will join the event to help homeowners get prepared in case of a fire or disaster.

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