Volunteers Sought To Staff Fire Lookouts In The Forest

The Fire Lookout Host Program, a volunteer activity of the Southern California Mountains Foundation, is now recruiting volunteers to staff fire lookouts for the 2018 fire season. Lookout Volunteers help protect the forest and local mountain communities as well as communities along the forest boundary from the threat of fire. They also act as hosts to members of the public who visit fire watch towers.
New volunteer trainings begin April 9th, 2018. Volunteers must attend four training classes: a two hour orientation class, a three hour natural history class, a seven hour operations class, and an all-day in-tower training that puts you in the fire lookout with an experienced host.
Lookout hosts must be professional, reliable, attentive and most importantly, trustworthy. They are entrusted with a larger than common perspective of the fire environment, how incoming weather impacts it and the safety of personnel in the field. Anyone age 18 or over can become a lookout volunteer.
Dates and additional information are posted on the Southern California Mountains Foundation website; www.mountainsfoundation.org/fire-lookouts or contact the Fire Lookout Host Program Coordinator, Pam Morey, at (909) 225-1025 or e-mail at pmorey@mountainsfoundation.org.

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