The Los Angeles County Fire Department has a proud history of serving our residents and communities. From our front-line firefighters to our dispatchers, Prevention staff, lifeguards, nurses, and professional staff, I could not put into 140 characters or less how proud I am to lead a talented and skilled team of professionals who put our communities, residents and business owners first.
A fiery start to the summer has tasked the Los Angeles County Fire Department and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) to work in coordination as incidents occur on the boundaries of their respective territories. Away from the fires, both agencies work to promote the Ready!Set!Go! wildfire action plan, an on-going public awareness campaign that advocates for residents to prepare their families, home and property in advance of a fire. This year, CAL FIRE has developed a new mobile app to support the initiative.
Summer has arrived! As Los Angeles County residents prepare for relaxing visits to the beach, fun-filled barbecues, and Fourth of July holiday celebrations, we remain focused on our daily mission of protecting lives, property and the environment.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Recruitment Unit hosted a gathering of firefighter hopefuls in an ongoing series of Recruitment Information Seminars at the Cecil R. Gehr Fire Combat Training Center on the evening of Thursday, June 29, 2017.
Los Angeles County firefighters began combating the 2017 fire season in full-force at Castaic Lake on Saturday, June 17, 2017. The fire burned 800 acres and took several days to ensure complete containment. With only a brief reprieve, fires seemed to flare up in rapid succession beginning on Sunday, June 25 in Santa Clarita, then on Thursday, June 29 in Malibu and Calabasas.
Current Acres Burned: 55 acres
Current Containment: 100%
At 3:09 p.m., on Thursday, June 29, County firefighters responded to a brush fire at South Topanga Boulevard and West Pacific Coast Highway in the City of Malibu. We are in unified command with the Los Angeles Fire Department. 195 personnel are assigned to this ongoing incident which is burning medium to heavy fuel.
Current Acres Burned: 42 acres
Current Containment: 100%
At 2:57 p.m. on Thursday, June 29, County firefighters responded to a brush fire burning in a State Responsibility Area, at Mulholland Highway and Malibu Canyon Road in the City of Calabasas. 228 personnel are assigned to this ongoing incident. Forward progress has been stopped on the brush fire.