Training for 2021 Season

Training is for ANFFLA volunteers is held once a year, usually in May.  New members have 6 hours of Class Training plus an In-Tower Training.  Returning, active lookouts have one “reconnect” training class to attend.  Please see below for details.

COVID-19 UPDATE - 2021 Season

PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS: Due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic conditions, we are not able to train any new volunteers at this time.  As conditions improve and restrictions are lifted we may have the chance to do some limited training for new volunteers later in 2021. We are sorry that we have to do this and hope that you will consider joining us in the future.

RETURNING LOOKOUTS: We are moving forward under the direction of the US Forest Service with a reduced number of volunteers for the 2021 season.  We are currently staffing both Slide and Vetter Mountain Lookout Towers with qualified, returning lookouts from the 2019 & 2020 seasons.  If you have any questions about this, please contact your tower leaders.

New Volunteer Training

Each Spring we offer training for new volunteers.  To accommodate schedules, there are two options for our New Volunteer classes.  One is an all-day, Saturday class.  The other is option is split into two evenings.  You need only to attend the all day class OR the two-evening classes.

 

Option 1 – All Day

  • One all-day class offered once during training each Spring

Option 2 – Two Evenings

  • Two evenings, each with a 3 hour class offered  each Spring

If you choose this option you must attend BOTH classes to qualify for In-Tower Training.

    In-Tower Training

    • This will be scheduled at the end of your in class training.

    You must complete one of the two training class options BEFORE you can schedule your In-Tower Training.

     

    While we cannot yet return to normal training yet, we plan to in the future.  Training is usually in May each year and the dates are typically announced in March.  Sign up to be notified when the next training dates are announced.

    New Volunteer Training Location

    All new volunteer classes will be held at:

    Angeles National Forest Supervisor’s Office
    701 N. Santa Anita Ave.
    Arcadia, CA 91006

    Angeles National Forest - Supervisor's Office

    Returning Volunteer Training

    RETURNING VOLUNTEERS MUST ATTEND THIS CLASS, we typically offer it at two different times. You need to attend only one of the classes.

    Reconnect Training

    • 2 hour class offered twice each Spring for all returning volunteers

    Reconnect Training Location

    Both reconnect classes will be held at:

    Angeles National Forest Supervisor’s Office
    701 N. Santa Anita Ave.
    Arcadia, CA 91006

    Angeles National Forest - Supervisor's Office