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Thunderstorm and Lightning Safety Tips

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LOS ANGELES COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT ISSUES THUNDERSTORM AND LIGHTNING SAFETY TIPS

The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms for the Antelope Valley, Catalina Island, Los Angeles County Mountains, Santa Clarita Valley, San Fernando Valley and San Gabriel Valley areas this afternoon and evening. To help prepare residents and businesses for thunderstorms and lightning, the following are some safety tips:

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Meet Lifeguard Section Chief Chris Linkletter

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lg-chief-chrisAt age 5, Chris Linkletter was “thrown into a pool” to learn how to swim – and loved it. What would have traumatized some children at that age was the jumping off point for her lifelong passion for swimming, being in the water and working outdoors. That was 1971. Forty-three years later, Linkletter is still in the water – and enjoying every minute of it. Read More

“One Less Spark, One Less Wildfire” Campaign Addresses Everyday Causes

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It’s a fact: approximately 90 percent of all wildfires in California are caused by people. That is why fire agencies need the public’s help to prevent them. Whether it’s ensuring a campfire or landscape debris burn of leaves and branches is completely extinguished, or keeping a vehicle well maintained to prevent sparks, following just a few simple steps can help prevent wildfires. Read More