LAFD Responds to 'Briggs Fire' near Acton

Thursday, July 29, 2010 |

Pursuant of a formal Mutual Aid Request, the Los Angeles Fire Department has assigned one helicopter and helitack team to assist U.S. Forest Service Personnel from the Angeles National Forest and allied agencies in their battle against a brush fire southwest of Acton, California, approximately 15 miles northeast of our City.

Initial Map of Briggs Fire. Click to learn more...
Click here for map of the Briggs Fire  and nearby Crown Fire
These 6 personnel from the Los Angeles Fire Department have been dispatched to the Briggs Fire in accordance with California's Fire & Rescue Emergency Mutual Aid System. Administered by the California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA), the system is designed to ensure resources to local jurisdictions when their resources are committed or insufficient for a specific emergency incident.

The City of Los Angeles remains protected by the use of additional staff and reserve apparatus to cover foreseeable local needs.

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, official public and media information regarding this wildfire, including the actions of assigned LAFD personnel, will be provided by U.S. Forest Service Personnel from the Angeles National Forest, which maintains daily jurisdictional authority of the area where the fire is burning.

Submitted by Brian Humphrey, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

What engine companies are up at the Briggs Fire? I hope LA City Resources can help out as much as they can during this hard time in the battle against ragging brush fires in this week to come.

LAFD Media and Public Relations said...

Anonymous 2:52,

This and other mutual aid wildfires can involve the rotation of fire personnel and units over time.

As such - and in order to assure public information that is accurate at the moment of any inquiry, we adhere to the established protocol of referring media and members of the public to the Public Information Officer(s) for the agency in command of the fire. That agency maintains an up-to-the-minute accountability for all personnel assigned.

For the 'Briggs' wildfire, you'll find a link to the USFS, Angeles National Forest with contact information in the article above.

We hope this information helps.

Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service,

Brian Humphrey
Firefighter/Specialist
Public Service Officer
Los Angeles Fire Department

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