Volunteer opportunity posted by: Southern California Mountains Foundation
Posted on: December 28, 2012
The Fire Lookout Host Program is an ambassador to the U.S.Forest Service. We educate the public on proper use of the forest and how important this amazing resource is to the San Bernardino area. The Fire Lookouts help in the first line of fire defense by:
Staffing seven lookout towers across the San Bernardino National Forest
Assisting the U.S. Forest Service with spotting smoke by reporting its location and status
Assisting the U.S. Forest Service with radio communication.
Assisting Dispatch/Fire Suppression staff by providing accurate weather reports
Interpreting the natural and cultural history of the Fire Lookouts and the surrounding forest and natural resources
Greeting over 15,000 visitors a year that visit the Fire Lookout
Helping in refurbishing and rebuilding Fire Lookouts
Trainings are held every year in April.
Please contact Wendy Craig, Volunteer Coordinator, Big Bear Discovery Center