In addition to being our SOARA president, Ray Hutchinson (AE6H) is being recognized by OC Fire Watch for his drive and energy towards the Fire Watch mission. Ray is a Fire Watch Team Leader in the Orange County Fire Watch program with over 200 volunteer hours.
As a retired OCFA Fire Captain, Ray frequently assists with Fire Watch training and shares his knowledge of fire behavior, emergency response and amateur radio communications with fellow volunteers. He deploys for the Fire Watch program during Red Flag Warning days and even does double duty by acting as Net Control Officer while on Fire Watch. Throughout the year he shares Wildfire Awareness messaging and recruits potential volunteers at outreach and amateur radio events. The Fire Watch program appreciates Ray’s time and commitment to fire prevention for Orange County’s parks, roadsides and open spaces.
Please congratulate Ray when you see him!