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Tuesday, February 19, 2019
LAFD Inter-Agency House of Worship Arson Task Force Recognized for Stopping Vandal

LOS ANGELES - The Board of Fire Commissioners and the Los Angeles Fire Department executive leadership recognized the LAFD Arson/Counter-Terrorism Section (ACTS) Inter-Agency House of Worship Arson Task Force for their tireless work in identifying, capturing, and convicting a person who was preying on churches in the Los Angeles area.

Monday, February 18, 2019
Los Angeles Firefighters Urge Storm Safety and Preparedness

With rain predicted in Southern California, the Los Angeles Fire Department encourages residents to take the simple steps necessary to protect themselves from injury and their property from storm damage.

Those living near recent brush fires should be aware of the extreme danger possible from debris flows.

Friday, February 15, 2019
LAFD and FIRESCOPE “Partners in Public Safety”

LOS ANGELES - In 1970, California brushfires destroyed 700 homes, over 500,000 acres and killed 16 people in just 13 days.  This prompted the United States Congress to charter the FIre


The Los Angeles City Council has approved an ordinance to increase requirements for brush clearance and fire safety in the Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones (VHFHSZ). This ordinance establishes appropriate safety measures necessary to mitigate the occurrence of brush fires which have increased in frequency and size.



To increase public safety, the Fire Department and Department of Transportation have created a program to remove illegally parked vehicles in posted locations within the Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones. The goal of this program is to educate the public on the potential hazards associated with a fast-moving brush fire, and the importance of keeping roadways clear.



The canyons of Los Angeles are always a challenge in terms of fire safety. In addition to obvious brushy hillsides, there are multiple types of fire hazards that exist because of ornamental vegetation. The Los Angeles Fire Department works year-round to ensure those with this type of shrubbery obey the Fire Code relative to clearance and care.


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