Businesses Saved in Downtown LA
LOS ANGELES - Employing decisive and coordinated operations both in fire attack and salvage, firefighters saved multiple businesses during an early morning blaze.
LAFD Paramedics Feted For Saving Life of 1 Year-Old Choking Victim
LOS ANGELES - On September 3, 2019, during a meeting of the Los Angeles Fire Commission, the executive leadership of the Los Angeles Fire Department formally recognized a pair of veteran LAFD Firefighter/Paramedics for saving the life of a 1 year-old boy who was choking on a rubber ball.
LAFD Battles Downtown Warehouse Inferno
ARTS DISTRICT - Scores of Los Angeles Firefighters engaged in a fierce firefight early Monday morning, as flames swept through a business at the south end of the L.A. Arts District.
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.
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.
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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