Wildfire Safety Fair Scheduled for Sunday

Wildfires are a concern to Pacific Palisades residents. This weekend residents can attend a Safety Fair in Brentwood to learn how to best protect a property.

After the recent Santa Ana wind event, which saw multiple small fires break out in this area, MySafe:La is partnering with the Homeowners Association of Brentwood, the Brentwood Community Council and Council District 11 Councilmember Traci Park to host a Wildfire Safety Fair from noon to 3 p.m., at the Brentwood School East Campus, 100 S. Barrington Place.

The event will be held Sunday, November 5, is free to the public and will include free food and ice cream.

Those attending will learn how to save lives and their homes. There will be an opportunity to take to experts about home “hardening,” which includes the proper roofing, walls, such  as stucco, fiber cement wall siding, or treated wood, decks, which are ignition-resistant, cleaned rain gutters, and chimney and stovepipe outlets should be covered with a non-flammable screen.

Attendees can learn about creating defensible space, and the steps that should be in place in case residents are asked to evacuate by authorities.

Other topics included at the Safety Fair will be the state of wildfire insurance. Other preparedness issues will also be discussed.

The Los Angeles City Fire Department will be on hand to demonstrate their structure defense strategy, as well as discussing their partnership with MySafe:LA in reducing the threat from wildfire.

Wildfire threat is one of the top fears for Pacific Palisades and residents are urged to attend this event in Brentwood and arm themselves with information.

MySafe:LA is a nonprofit focused on fire prevention and community resilience. It has partnered with LAFD since 2009 click here.

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