This year Orange County Fire Watch is proud to host the 2022 Fire Watch Symposium on Saturday, May 7th, during California Wildfire Preparedness Week. The symposium will be located at the Quail Hill Community Center in Irvine, CA. Presenters from the Orange County Fire Authority, OC Parks, Irvine Ranch Conservancy, and numerous other partners will provide information on the upcoming 2022 fire season, Wildfire Awareness, and program information on OC Fire Watch and the Fire Watch Network. The keynote presentation this year will feature Orange County Bird of Prey Center, Executive Director, Peggy Chase. Peggy will share her wisdom and experiences on “Wildfire Impacts on Raptors (and other local wildlife)”.
If you are not able to attend, the symposium this year will be livestreamed on YouTube and recorded for future viewing on the IRC YouTube Channel IRNaturalLandmarks. The feed will start at approximately 8:30 AM with the table presenters and a look at the birds the OC Bird of Prey Center will be displaying at their table outside. To receive credit for attending you will need to submit a Fire Watch Online Report and answer the question or two that I mention on the livestream/recording.
Location: Quail Hill Community Center – 39 Shady Canyon Dr., Irvine, CA 92603
Our Symposium format will be as follows:
- 7:30-8:00 AM- Registration and sign in.
- 8:00-8:30 AM- Refreshments (Breakfast, beverages and other snacks) and socialize.
- 8:30-12:00 PM- Presentations
- 12:00-1:00 PM – Breakdown and clean up.