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Orange County Fire Watch Recognized by Orange County Board of Supervisors

PictureOC Fire Watch manager and volunteers honored by OC Board of Supervisors

On Tuesday, December 10, Chairwoman Lisa Bartlett of the Orange County Board of Supervisors presented certificates of recognition to OC Fire Watch and exemplary Fire Watch volunteers. The Orange County Board of Supervisors recognized volunteers Rick Gaskins, Rocky Bruno, Joan Steiner and Ed Steiner for their dedication to Fire Watch activities and protecting the Orange County community from wildfire. These four volunteers have individually served over 300 hours of volunteer service to support their community during Red Flag Warning deployments.
 
“While these volunteers are not trained as firefighters, they provide an important component to prevent destructive wildfires,” said Chairwoman Bartlett. “OC Fire Watch volunteers have over 12,000 hours of volunteer service in support of their communities. I want to congratulate all of them for a job well done and thank you for your service to our communities.”

OC Fire Watch thrives through the hard work and efforts of dedicated volunteers. Volunteers undergo specialized training where they learn to deter arson activity, ensure early fire detection and provide public education about fire danger. Whether it is wildfire season or not, volunteers of OC Fire Watch continue to make a huge difference each day by volunteering their time to the Orange County community.
 
“Orange County Fire Watch is thrilled to be recognized by the Board of Supervisors,” said Fire Watch Manager Tony Pointer. “Our volunteers are truly amazing, and we are so appreciative of their dedication to the Fire Watch activities.”
 
Orange County Fire Watch is a partnership among OC Parks, City of Irvine, City of Newport Beach, Irvine Ranch Conservancy and the Orange County Fire Authority, with the goal of reducing catastrophic wildfires through deterrence, early reporting and education.
 
If you are interested in volunteering, please call 714-508-4700 or email firewatch@irconservancy.org. For more information about OC Fire Watch, visit LetsGoOutside.org