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Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Honor Provided for Saving a Life - Together

LOS ANGELES - On the morning of March 30, 2019, tragedy was averted and a life saved thanks to the teamwork of a bystander and Your Los Angeles Fire Department.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Mandeville Canyon Evacuation Drill

A rainy, cold morning did not stop the community of Mandeville Canyon from participating in a potential live-saving brush fire evacuation drill

Thursday, May 16, 2019
LAFD Rescues Homeless from L.A. River Near Atwater Village

ATWATER VILLAGE - Specially trained Los Angeles Firefighters safely rescued three homeless people from the rain-swollen Los Angeles River 

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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