On Friday September 23, the news media gathered together at Chatsworth Reservoir, where Fire Chief Brian Cummings presented the resources that the City of Los Angeles has available to combat the threat of this year's Brush Fire season.
|Local News Media at Chatsworth Helispot|
First, to reassure YOU that the LAFD is prepared for this year's Brush Season.
|Water Tender, Air-Crane, Crew 3, LAFD Copter|
Also present, were one of the LAFD’s three Bulldozers, a LAFD Dozer Transport and a LAFD Water Tender. This Heavy Equipment is used to cut brush along the tops of LA’s many ridges and hillsides. They create fire breaks and directly attack the fire by smothering its progression.
However, it is not just about the equipment. It's the uniformed firefighters from your 106 neighborhood fire stations that make you safe. They constantly train and prepare themselves for the many emergencies they face, including the threat of a major brush fire.
The Second purpose of this gathering was to ask a question:
"Just how ready are YOU?"
The LAFD promotes the "Ready, Set, Go" preparedness campaign, and asks you to:
- Get Set: Prepare your family. Have a plan for what to do in the event of an emergency.
|Fire Chief Brian Cummings Addressing Media|