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Friday, November 9, 2018
Woolsey Fire

 
Update: 7:43PM November 12, 2018
 

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
LAFD 2018 Medal of Valor and Merit Awardees

MEDAL OF VALOR

STRUCTURE FIRE

FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC RIO-BEC HERNANDEZ

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
LAFD Air Operations Receives Chief's Distinguished Service Award

LOS ANGELES - Staffed around the clock at Fire Station 114 on the grounds of Van Nuys Airport, LAFD Air Operations includes five helicopters and a team of pilots ready to respond at a moment’s noti

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

BRUSH

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.

BRUSH

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