By implementing the Orange County Fire Watch program, the Conservancy aims to reduce wildland fire ignition sources through highly trained volunteer groups. Working closely with Orange County Fire Authority and Irvine Ranch Conservancy staff, Fire Watch volunteers are trained on fire behavior education, public interaction and how to report fires. The Conservancy also manages Fire Watch volunteers and staff members who monitor the perimeters of high-risk areas to assist with early detection of ignitions and help prevent detrimental behavior that may result in wildfire.
Participants interested or concerned about wildfire awareness in Orange County are encouraged to register for the symposium that will also feature a variety of presentations and demonstrations including the ALERTWildfire Camera Network, park rangers, wildland resource planners and a presentation from Southern California Edison on their Wildlife Mitigation Plan.
The event will include refreshments and is free to attend, but registration is required. For more information on the 2019 Fire Watch Symposium and to register, please visit LetsGoOutside.org/activities.
If you are interested in volunteering with the Orange County Fire Watch program, please call 714-508-4700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.