Wildfire Preparedness

Wildfire Preparedness 1024 888 Supervisor Lindsey P. Horvath

Wildfire Preparedness

Staying Safe in LA County During a Wildfire

Wildfires are a natural part of life in Southern California. Wildfires are difficult to control, often fueled by dry vegetation and hot, dry wind. Because fire season is now year-round, it is important that everyone stay vigilant about their fire safety, especially those living in wildland area communities.

Ways to prepare for a wildfire:

  • Protect yourself using the LA County Fire Department’s Ready! Set! Go! Personal Wildfire Action Plan.
  • Create defensible space and harden your home against the possibility of flying embers. For information on annual brush clearance and requirements, visit fire.lacounty.gov/fire-hazard-reduction-programs.
  • Prepare your family and home in case of evacuation.
  • Keep a working fire extinguisher on hand in an easily accessible location and train your family on how to use it.
  • Install smoke alarms on each level of your home, and be sure to check them regularly.

Helpful contacts:

For additional tips and resources on how to prepare for a wildfire, visit ready.lacounty.gov. Please visit alert.lacounty.gov to register for emergency alerts.


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