The mission of the Fire Lookout Host Program is to preserve, staff and maintain the San Bernardino National Forest Fire Lookout towers and educate the public on fire prevention and forest health.
The Fire Lookouts help in the first line of fire defense by:
Staffing 7 lookout towers across the San Bernardino National Forest, spotting smoke and 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 surrounding forest and natural resources.
Greeting over 15,000 visitors a year.
Helping in refurbishing and rebuilding Fire Lookouts.
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