LAIT911 is currently seeking volunteers to join our Hansen Dam Trail Watch team. This vital role focuses on ensuring public safety in one of Los Angeles’s most frequented parks, which is also a known wildfire risk area. Volunteers will work closely with Los Angeles Park Rangers to patrol the park, assisting at-risk individuals and monitoring for signs of fire.

Role Overview: Volunteers will patrol Hansen Dam, looking for signs of fire and assisting visitors suffering from heat-related illnesses. This position requires deployment on high heat-risk or burn-risk days, potentially any day of the week, with an emphasis on weekends and holidays. Shifts typically last five hours, and lunch is usually provided.

Key Responsibilities:

Patrol the park in teams of two.
Monitor for signs of fire and assist at-risk individuals.
Maintain constant radio contact with LAIT911 dispatch, and coordinate with LAFD, LAPD, and LA City Park Rangers.
Serve as a visible and proactive public safety presence.


Physically fit to hike trails in severe heat, while carrying a ~20lb+ backpack.
Certified in First Aid; LAIT911 reimburses for the Red Cross First Aid/CPR course after five successful call-outs.
Able to complete a rigorous training and testing process promptly.
Frequent travel to Hansen Dam for training and call-outs; travel reimbursements available.

Uniform and Equipment:

Volunteers are required to wear a uniform, most of which is provided at no cost. Volunteers need to purchase their own boots and pants that meet the uniform guidelines.
All necessary equipment and supplies are provided by LAIT911.

Positions Available:

Two supervisor roles and five responding member roles.

If you meet the above criteria and are interested in making a direct impact on the safety of Los Angeles citizens, please check your availability and readiness to meet these commitments. Email [email protected] with your name, contact information and general availability to learn more about upcoming training.

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