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Wildfire Planning in West Los Angeles

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On October 28, 2019, a wildfire ripped through the West Los Angeles of Brentwood, destroying ten homes, damaging dozens of others, and torching 745 acres. The “Getty Fire” as it was known could have been far worse. Thankfully, the skill and rapid deployment of appropriate air and ground resources by the Los Angeles City Fire Department saved lives and property. 

2 firefighters putting out a house fire during the Getty Fire.

MySafe:LA provided re-population teams to assist persons affected by the Getty Fire. In support of our LAFD partners, MySafe:LA public safety members escorted people back to their properties, provided guidance on recovery, and made introductions to assist them in moving their lives forward. 

Today, our L.A. Division is focusing on making the entire 4,500-home community in Brentwood safer from wildfire. As part of the Wildfire Alliance developed with the LAFD, our teams are working block by block to assist the community in taking steps to become a California Fire Safe Council, and potentially an NFPA Firewise USA site as well. 

Thelma Waxman posing with a member of the MySafe:LA team.
Men and women of MySafe:LA and the Brentwood Homeowner's Association posing together.

During the Brentwood Homeowner’s Association annual meeting on March 13, HOA President Thelma Waxman discussed the importance of the MySafe:LA relationship with the nearly 300 people in attendance. Also speaking was Mayor Karen Bass, Councilwoman Traci Park, and LAFD Deputy Chief Richard Fields. We’re excited about helping Brentwood to become more resilient and this new journey is just beginning. 

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