San Marcos gets ready for annual ‘Because I Care’ Community Resource Fair

On Saturday, October 13 from 10 am to 2 pm, San Marcos residents, students and visitors can attend the “Because I Care” Community Resource Fair. The day features two free events at neighboring locations—the annual San Marcos Fire Department (SMFD) Open House located at Fire Station #1, 180 West Mission Road and the Senior Center Health Fair, 111 Richmar Avenue.

Held in recognition of National Fire Prevention Week, the SMFD Open House has activities for all ages like station tours, fingerprinting, firefighting demonstrations, and a firefighters BBQ. Guests will learn about fire safety and emergency preparedness.

Directly adjacent to the SMFD Open House, Cal State San Marcos will be hosting their 10th Annual “Because I Care” Community Resource Fair at the San Marco Senior Center. Fair activities include healthy living educational workshops, free blood pressure screening, free dental screening, “meet the pharmacist,” and local vendor booths. There will also be a kid zone, food and live music

For more information about the San Marcos Fire Department’s Open House, please contact the Fire Prevention Office at (760) 744-1050 x3405.

For questions regarding “Because I Care,” please visit, call (760) 744-5535, or email Georganne Grotey

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