Watch Duty and California State Parks Partner to Enhance Prescribed Fire Awareness

June 19, 2024

We are pleased to announce a strategic collaboration with California State Parks aimed at improving wildfire safety and communication across the state. As part of this partnership, California State Parks will now be posting directly on the Watch Duty platform, providing valuable updates about prescribed fires throughout the parks system.

This collaboration comes at a critical time as California faces increasing wildfire risks.  By leveraging the reach and capabilities of Watch Duty, California State Parks will be able to disseminate important information to not only residents of the surrounding areas but also the fire services and first responders.  

"We are excited to partner with California State Parks to enhance wildfire safety for our communities," said John Mills, CEO of Watch Duty. "This collaboration allows us to work with more fire practitioners who are putting good fire on the ground and let residents know there is nothing to worry about when they smell smoke.”

This partnership comes on the heels of our earlier announcement in April that Fire Forward, the leading burn bosses in California, are also posting directly on Watch Duty to help keep our communities informed.  In addition, we have already partnered with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to become the leader in real-time prescribed fire information.  

The integration of California State Parks' postings on Watch Duty is now live and available to users of the app.