Fire Prevention

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Ready!Set!Go! Your Wildfire Action Plan from LACounty Fire on Vimeo.


The LA County Fire Department initiated its annual brush inspections on May 1, 2020 and inspections continue to be conducted on a daily basis. Due to delays caused by COVID-19 many inspections were initiated after the May 1, 2020 start date and inspections will continue through July until all inspections are complete. Should a resident receive a notice, the 2 week period to remedy any noted deficiency still applies and the necessary re-inspection will occur to ensure compliance.

Please note that Fire Department personnel conducting brush clearance inspections comply with all COVID-19 CDC and County of Los Angeles Department of Public health guidelines (such as wearing a mask and maintaining the social distancing requirement of 6 feet) to ensure their safety and the safety of the property owner who may be in attendance at the time of inspection.

With brush inspections in full swing, and a projected active fire season before us, time is of the essence to remind community members to review the Ready! Set! Go! materials. The following link also provides additional resources on defensible space and  fuel modification guidelines. 

There is no guarantee any structure will survive the indiscriminate destruction of a wind-driven fire. However, studies have identified three factors that may decide whether or not your home survives the next wildland fire: Ornamental vegetation, landscape maintenance, and hardening structures to resist catching fire from wind-blown embers. Embers are lightweight, burning pieces of vegetation or construction material which are sent high into the air by winds or smoke and can land a mile or more away, starting new fires. Ember-proofing, or "hardening" your home may be the critical difference between a home surviving or being destroyed during a wildland fire.

To assist you with hardening your home, the L.A. County Fire Department has developed the following information:

Ready! Set! Go! Your Personal Wildfire Action Plan

A Guide to Defensible Space Ornamental Vegetation Maintenance

Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) Handbook

How to Safeguard (Harden) Your Home Flyer

Click to go to LA County Fire website

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