As California enters its fourth year of a record breaking drought, communities within the wildland urban interface of Orange County are up against a growing threat from wildfires. Wind-driven embers can destroy homes and neighborhoods miles from the actual flame edge of a wildland fire. To help combat this threat Volunteers with the Orange County Fire Watch Program deploy during Red Flag Warning and high fire danger days to strategic locations surrounding Orange County’s Parks and wilderness areas.
Volunteers serve as visual deterrents against arsonists, provide early reporting of fires, and help educate the public on fire prevention. Many of these Volunteers utilize their HAM Radios skills to maintain situation awareness during deployments, and OC Fire Watch is looking for more HAM Operators who are interested in helping protect Orange County against the threat of wildfires.
Fire Watch Training Matrix
· Volunteer Orientation / Public Interaction Workshop
· Fire Watch Workshop
· CPR/First Aid Workshop
We have many training opportunities coming up; we ask that you please share this information to any interested individuals within your organization. For further information, please feel free to contact me. I would be more than happy to come and present to your RACES/ ARES/ or club meeting as well.
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Orange County Fire Watch
Irvine Ranch Conservancy
4727 Portola Pkwy | Irvine CA 92620
direct dial (949) 525-0440 | fax (714) 508-4758