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Friday, June 14, 2019
Multiple Businesses Saved in Woodland Hills

LOS ANGELES - Despite a common attic connecting four businesses in a larger commercial building, firefighters prevented the blaze from extending beyond one unit.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
2019 LAFD Merit Scholar Awards

LOS ANGELES - In today's 13th annual LAFD Merit Scholar Awards Ceremony, the academic excellence and demonstrated leadership of college-bound students was honored.

Tuesday, June 11, 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.

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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