Fire Safe Fair
July 15 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
At the Berger Center

The Fire Safe Fair is aimed at rallying Oakmonters around the common cause wildfire safety, protecting homes and neighborhoods and using information to take actions that will make a difference.  

More than a dozen Oakmont and outside vendors will offer emergency preparedness resources and expertise on everything from home hardening and defensible space to safety and prevention. 

No community fair is complete without food, and the OVA is providing barbecued tri-tip, chicken and veggie burgers from the locally renowned Charlie’s BBQ.  Tables for eating, resting and getting out of the sun will be set up outside the Berger Center. 

The many giveaways include a variety of raffle items and a top prize of a Vulcan Vent whole-house installation; one home application of Fortify long-term fire retardant; free NOAA radios, and much more. Those who attend the fair can also sign up for an Oakmont Garden Tour on July 16 from 10 a.m. to noon, highlighting six Oakmont homes with exemplary firewise landscaping.    

Oakmont locals, Janet Dove, Topher Gayle and Louisa Knape will provide live music in their newly formed band called Valley Moonlights. 

“Remember that knowledge is power, power to keep our community and your own homes as safe as possible,” said Katy Carrel, MYN coordinator and an organizer for the fair.  “The participating vendors, as well as fire officials,  have valuable information on how to better protect your home and lower the risk of wildfire.” 

Vendors and agencies include Ember Defense, Sonoma Ecology Center,  Wildfire Mitigation Advisors, REI, Redwood Residential Fence Co., the Halter Project. Local and regional fire officials will also be available to talk with residents, and all of Oakmont’s emergency preparedness committees will be handing out information on their programs.  

Oakmont locals, Janet Dove, Topher Gayle and Louisa Knape will provide live music in their newly formed band called Valley Moonlights. 

If you would like to volunteer to help out at the fair, contact Danielle Hannigan at