Red flags to fly during high fire danger in Orange County


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Freeway Complex Fire

Freeway Complex Fire Picture, Courtesy of the OC Fire Authority

November 11, 2009

For Immediate Release

RED FLAGS TO FLY DURING HIGH FIRE DANGER IN ORANGE COUNTY – PRESS CONFERENCE ON NEW OC FIRE WATCH PROGRAM

CONTACT:

Marisa O’Neil, OC Parks PIO at (714) 310‐5478 or marisa.oneil@ocparks.com
Lynnette Round, OCFA Supervisor at (714) 290‐7772 or lynnetteround@ocfa.com
Sergio Prince, Supervisor Bates Office at (949) 933‐0595 or sergio.prince@ocgov.com

WHAT: As the anniversary of the Freeway Complex Fire approaches, a new fire watch program will debut. OC Fire Watch will increase public awareness of fire dangers by flying red “Fire Alert” flags over OC Parks and OCFA fire stations during Red Flag conditions. Along with the fire alert flags will be a new volunteer‐based program that enlists community members to be the eyes and ears in preventing wildland fires. FIRE FOOTAGE AND STILL PHOTOS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE EVENT.

WHO: Orange County Board of Supervisors Chair Patricia C. Bates, Fifth District; OC Parks Director Mark Denny; Orange County Fire Authority Chief Keith Richter

WHEN: Thursday, November 12 @ 11:00 a.m.  Staging begins at 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: OCFA Regional Fire Operations & Training Center, 1 Fire Authority Rd, Irvine, CA., Thomas Bros. Map 830 ‐ H2‐3

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