LAFD Community Training in Hollywood Hills to *Simulate* Emergency Evacuation

Saturday, November 16, 2019
The Los Angeles Fire Department at the scene of an August 2016 wildfire.
Photo Credits: Creative Commons Licensed | LAFD Photo

To enhance community safety, the Los Angeles Fire Department and allied agencies will be performing a public training exercise in the Hollywood Hills on Saturday morning, November 16, 2019.

The training event will simulate a coordinated evacuation of three specific neighborhoods - similar to what might happen if there was a real wildfire or other emergency in the future.

This community exercise will also test neighborhood notifications, including a special awareness text message sent to all wireless phones in the immediate area at approximately 10:00 AM.  

Though some beyond the target area may receive an awareness message, this simulated and voluntary evacuation training exercise includes only select streets in the following City of Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Districts:

The training event will be followed by a free Community Resource Fair to which all are welcome, at the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood, 1760 North Gower Street, that begins at 11:30 AM.

To sign up for NotifyLA and Nixle emergency messages from the City of Los Angeles, visit:

To follow the progress of this special training simulation in real-time, or to receive LAFD ALERT messages, visit: LAFD.ORG/ALERTS

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