Orange County Fire Watch will host the 2022 Fire Watch Symposium on Saturday, May 7 at the Quail Hill Community Center in Irvine. Held annually during California Wildfire Preparedness Week, the Symposium will educate the community about the upcoming fire season and the steps being taken by local agencies and organizations to prepare for potential wildfires in Orange County. The event is open to the public with the opportunity to attend in person or tune in online from the Irvine Ranch Conservancy YouTube page.
During the program, attendees will hear presentations from fire prevention specialists, wildland resource planners, park rangers, and fire agency representatives. The event will also feature a keynote presentation from Orange County Bird of Prey Center, Executive Director, Peggy Chase who will share her wisdom on wildfire impacts on raptors and other local wildlife.
The Orange County Fire Watch program is facilitated in partnership with OC Parks, City of Irvine, City of Newport Beach, Irvine Ranch Conservancy, and Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA). The volunteer program is managed by Irvine Ranch Conservancy staff, and its mission is to reduce catastrophic wildfires through education, early reporting and deterrence.