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Fire Season Is Here - Look to the Skies For Help

A water-drop demonstration was designed to help make the public aware of wildfire season in Orange County.

The Orange County Fire Authority and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department teamed up this past Monday morning to raise awareness of the upcoming wildfire season—specifically, wildfires that are started by arsonists.

It was mostly a standard-issue presser—OCFA Chief Keith Richter reminded people who live in wildfire areas to be prepared in case of an emergency evacuation. And Sheriff Sandra Hutchens advised that folks should be on the watch for shifty, suspicious-looking characters who might decide to strike a match.

Then it was time for what the assembled media types really came for: Awesome footage of water-dropping helicopters! (Click on the clip above.)

Afterwards, a crew from the OCFA demonstrated how fire-preventing foam works.

For more info on how you can best prepare for wildfires, click up readysetgooc.org. To receive emergency notices regarding wildfires or any other impending disasters affecting OC, register your email address at www.alertoc.org.

And to report those suspicious-looking characters, go to occrimestoppers.org, or call the county’s anonymous tip line at 855-TIP-OCCS (855-847-6227).

Joker Joe July 24, 2012 at 04:51 PM
My water can drops as much water as that helicopter!!
Oracle July 26, 2012 at 09:56 PM
Yeah, but can your watering can fly? :)
Joker Joe July 27, 2012 at 02:35 PM
Oracle Now that is good... lol

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