Community Lookout Volunteers

Apply Now for the 2021 Fire Season

Yuba Counties Only Fire Lookout Tower

Oregon Peak

Serving Yuba County for over Thirty Years – Staffed entirely by Community Volunteers

1726 Volunteer hours Documented in 2020

Oregon Peak lookout tower is located in Northern Yuba County near Bullards Bar Reservoir.

The facility is equipped with a 65- foot steel frame Aermotor tower built in 1935.

Community volunteer teams staff the tower during peak fire season, typically June through November.

  • Finding accurate compass bearings
  • Detailed map reading
  • Identification and reporting of smoke, fire or adverse weather conditions
  • Are just a few of the tasks our volunteers are trained to perform.
  • https://www.fire.ca.gov/media/5455/vip.pdf  (Cal Fire VIP Program PDF)

Annual Classes and On The Job Training

If you are not afraid of heights, live in the Yuba foothills and are interested in joining our team:

We would like to hear from you!

Complete our Contact Form Below and Submit

Please provide a brief description of your interest in being a Volunteer Fire Lookout

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Aerial Views of Oregon Peak Lookout Tower – Yuba County, California

This facility is on Lease by Cal Fire from the California Department of Forestry


Video By: Kevin McElligott