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Monday, July 15, 2019
Children, Hot Weather & Cars = Danger!

LOS ANGELES - With 52 child deaths in the United States last year attributed to children left alone in hot vehicles, the Los Angeles Fire Departme

Sunday, July 14, 2019
LAFD Paramedics Stress Hot Weather Safety

LOS ANGELES - With very hot weather predicted, the Los Angeles Fire Department suggests you take action now to:

• Minimize the risks of sun and hot weather.
• Prepare your household, pets and workplace.
• Get relief from and avoid the effects of heat.

Thursday, July 11, 2019
Firefighters Battled to Save Fashion District Businesses
LOS ANGELES -

Despite challenges faced trying to access a deep seated fire in

NEW BRUSH REQUIREMENTS

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.

NEW BRUSH REQUIREMENTS

RED FLAG PARKING

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.

RED FLAG PARKING

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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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