Getting Ready for Brush Fires

Posted on 07/20/2022
Firefighter in front of Large Forest Fire

Angelenos know a thing or two about brush fires.  But are you ready for an above-average fire season? 

 
Your Los Angeles City Fire Department has tips on how to get yourself and your home prepared for fire season:
  • If you see smoke or fire in your area, immediately report it by dialing 9-1-1
  • Move combustible yard furniture away from the house or store it in the garage
  • Close all windows and doors around your home to prevent sparks from blowing inside
  • Keep the six “P’s” ready, in case an immediate evacuation is required:
    • People and pets
    • Papers, phone numbers, and important documents
    • Prescriptions, vitamins, and eyeglasses
    • Pictures and irreplaceable memorabilia
    • Personal computers (information on hard drive and disks)
    • “Plastic” (credit cards, ATM cards) and cash

For more information on brush clearance around properties, visit the LAFD's Fire Prevention page: http://www.lafd.org/fire-prevention/brush