LAFD Responds To Agua Dulce Brush Fire

Saturday, July 07, 2007 |

Pursuant of a formal Mutual Aid Request, the Los Angeles Fire Department has assigned two Strike Teams of Firefighters, one Heavy Equipment Bulldozer Operations Team, one seasonal contract Helitanker, one LAFD Helicopter and one Helitender, as well as one Assistant Chief Officer as an agency representative, to assist the Los Angeles County Fire Department in their battle against a brush fire in the vicinity of Highway 14 and Agua Dulce Canyon Road near Agua Dulce, California northeast of our City.

These seventy members of the Los Angeles Fire Department have been dispatched to the "Canyon Fire" in accordance with California's Fire & Rescue Emergency Mutual Aid System, administered by the Governor's Office of Emergency Services. The system is designed to ensure that additional resources are provided to local jurisdictions whenever their own resources are committed or insufficient for a specific emergency incident.

The City of Los Angeles remains fully protected by the use of additional staff and reserve apparatus to cover foreseeable local needs, and we remind local residents that these resources can be recalled to our City as necessary.

The men and women of the LAFD ask motorists to remain watchful for these and other convoys of emergency apparatus, and to be mindful of the space necessary for them to safely maneuver on local roads and highways.

Pursuant of protocol, all public and media information regarding this wildfire incident, including the actions of assigned LAFD personnel, will be provided by the Los Angeles County Fire Department, which maintains daily jurisdictional authority of the area where the fire is burning.

Submitted by Brian Humphrey, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department


Matt said...

My house was one of the nearest to the fire in Agua Dulce. I was absolutely amazed by the professionalism, coordination and efficiency of the fire department. There is no question, in my mind, that LAFD saved my house. Not only that, but they did it while sharing information with me and giving us calm instructions. After they had the fire "beat" their biggest concern was that they cleaned up my yard and that I was happy with the way they treated me. Wow. What a bunch of great guys!

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