LA COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT DELIVERS SAFETY MESSAGES FOR RESIDENTS.


Los Angeles, CA ー Over the last couple of weeks, the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) has seen a concerning surge in home fires across the County. As residents continue to follow the Safer At Home Order, L.A. County encourages families to be mindful of fire hazards at home, and to practice fire escape safety steps with family members and loved ones.

“In home fires, a properly-prepared and maintained window, clear of obstacles, may provide the quickest, safest way out,” stated Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl L. Osby. “In the event of a fire, crawling low in the smoke and trying to find your way to the front door isn’t the most effective way to escape, because residential fires often originate in the living room or kitchen where these doors are located. Now is the time to speak with all family members and individuals living at home about how to stay safe from home fires.”

LACoFD has also recently released a new family-friendly fire safety tool, named the Family