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Training

April 2014

Dear Interested Fire Lookout Host:

Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer with the Fire Lookout Host Program.  The program started on the San Bernardino National Forest in 1994 with a handful of volunteers and two lookouts.  Since then, thanks to the dedication and hard work of our volunteers over the years, we have restored, reopened and now staff seven historical fire lookouts: Strawberry Peak, Keller Peak, Butler Peak, Tahquitz Peak, Red Mountain, Black Mountain and Morton Peak.

How does it all work?

There are four mandatory training classes that must be completed to be a Fire Lookout Host: Orientation (2 hours), Interpretation/Natural History (3 hours) and Operations (7 hours).  We have several dates and locations to choose from (see below).  After the classroom training, you will also be required to complete 8 1/2 hours of “In-Tower” training in the lookout of your choice. This is your first actual shift in a lookout with an experienced lookout host. A Fire Lookout Host is only required to volunteer a minimum of 8 1/2 hours per month in any lookout they choose.  Shifts are either 4 1/2 or 8 1/2 hour increments.  It sounds like a lot but it’s easy and fun!

We’re looking forward to meeting you and hope that one of the dates listed for the training will fit in your schedule.  Unfortunately, due to the tight training schedule, we are unable to offer any make up classes.

 

2014 TRAINING DATES AND TIMES

If you have any questions, please feel free to call George Morey on his cell phone at (909) 225-1025 or email us at

We hope to see you in April!

George and Pam Morey

Fire Lookout Host Program Coordinators


Location:
Del Rosa
4121 Quail Canyon Rd.
San Bernardino

Orientation:
Saturday, April 12th 10am–12 noon
Monday, April 14th 6:30pm–8:30pm

Interpretation/Natural History:
Saturday, April 12th 1:00pm–4:00pm
Monday, April 21st 6:30pm–9:30pm

Operations:
Saturday, April 26th 9:00am–4:00pm
please bring a lunch

Location:
Keenwild
23500 Highway 243
Mountain Center

Orientation:
Saturday, April 5th 10am–12 noon
Thursday, April 10th 6:30pm–8:30pm

Interpretation/Natural History:
Saturday, April 5th 1:00pm–4:00pm
Thursday, April 17th 6:30pm–9:30pm

Operations:
Saturday, April 19th 9:00am–4:00pm
please bring a lunch

Location:
Lake Arrowhead
Ranger Station
28104 HWY 18
Lake Arrowhead

Orientation:
Tuesday, April 8th 6:30pm–8:30pm

Interpretation/Natural History:
Tuesday, April 15th 6:30pm–9:30pm

* We do not offer Operations at this location.