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Title: LACoFD News Release Concerning Fireworks
Last Updated: June 25th, 2020 12:06 PM
First Posted: June 12th, 2020 7:47 PM
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AS PUBLIC FIREWORKS DISPLAYS ARE CCNCELLED ACROSS THE COUNTRY, NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) URGES PEOPLE TO REFRAIN FROM USING CONSUMER FIREWORKS WHEN CELEBRATING ON OR AROUND THE 4TH OF JULY.



– In a typical year, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) encourages the public to only attend public fireworks displays put on by trained professionals, reflecting its’ long-standing position against consumer use of fireworks. However, with public fireworks events around the country being canceled this year, NFPA is vigorously discouraging individuals’ use of consumer fireworks, recognizing that the likelihood of such activities may increase in the absence of public displays.

Fireworks video is available.

“While fireworks are an emblem of July 4 celebrations, in the absence of public displays this year, we strongly encourage people to find safe and creative alternatives for celebrating the holiday,” said Lorraine Carli, vice president of Outreach and Advocacy at NFPA. “Fireworks are simply too dangerous and unpredictable to be used safely by consumers. Even sparklers, which are often considered harmless enough for children, burn as hot as 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit and can cause third-degree burns.”

In addition to the harm consumer fireworks can inflict on individuals, Carli notes that fireworks’ incidents place undue burdens on first responders and emergency room staff.

“First responders and our health care services have been working tirelessly to protect the public throughout the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Carli. “A great way for people to show their support is to avoid consumer use of fireworks and help minimize the number of avoidable incidents that require response and care.”

Fireworks started an estimated 19,500 fires in 2018, including 1,900 structure fires, 500 vehicle fires, and 17,100 outside and other fires. These fires caused five deaths, 46 civilian injuries, and $105 million in direct property damage.  


According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), U.S. hospital emergency rooms treated an estimated 9,100 non-occupational fireworks related injuries; burns accounted for 44 percent of the fireworks injuries seen in the month around July 4. Half of the fireworks injuries seen at emergency rooms around the month of July 4, 2018 were to extremities, particularly the hand or finger,

or leg. One-third were to the eye or other parts of the head. Children ages 10-14 had the highest rate of fireworks injury, with more than one-third (36 percent) of the victims of fireworks injuries in this period under age 15.

“Fireworks cause thousands of needless fires and injuries each year,” said Carli. “By simply choosing not to use consumer fireworks, these types of incidents can be easily prevented, lessening the strain on already overtaxed first responders and emergency room workers.”

For this release and other announcements about NFPA initiatives, research and resources, please visit the NFPA press room.

For more information about the dangers of consumer fireworks, along with safety tip sheets and a wealth of resources to help enjoy the holiday safely, http://www.nfpa.org/fireworks

As all of us continue to navigate the evolving situation with COVID-19, NFPA remains committed to supporting you with the resources you need to minimize risk and help prevent loss, injuries, and death from fire, electrical, and other hazards. For information on NFPA’s response to the coronavirus, please visit our webpage.

About the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
Founded in 1896, NFPA is a global self-funded nonprofit organization devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. The association delivers information and knowledge through more than 300 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach and advocacy; and by partnering with others who share an interest in furthering the NFPA mission. For more information, visit www.nfpa.org. All NFPA codes and standards can be viewed online for free at www.nfpa.org/freeaccess.



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COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES
FIRE  DEPARTMENT
CENTRAL REGIONAL OPERATIONS BUREAU 7TH DIVISION
3970 CARBON CANYON ROAD MALIBU, CA 90265
310-317-1802

Andrew Smith
ACTING ASSISTANT FIRE CHIEF

"Proud Protectors of Life, Property, and the Environment"

June 1, 2020

Topanga Residents:

As summer approaches, the threat of wildfire increases - and all Topanga residents need to be aware of measures they can take to mitigate risk and prevent fires. It is critical for homeowners to·maintain proper brush clearance around their property. Creating defensible space increases the chances that a home will survive a wildfire, and gives our firefighters tactical options to defend homes and structures.

The annual LACoFD Defensible Space inspection Program begins on June 1st and continues through the month. If a home is not compliant with brush clearance requirements during the initial inspection,follow-up inspections will be done within 30 days.This will ensure that all necessary clearance is completed prior to the onset of fall Santa Ana winds.

Los Angeles County personnel are currently finalizing safe evacuation procedures with respect to changes due to COVID-19. Now is also the perfect time to reevaluate your own family's evacuation plan with these factors in mind. Please review the "Ready! Set! Go!" brochure for more information on preparing your home and evacuation plan.

Remember - preventing wildfires is our collective responsibility, so we are asking that you stay dedicated to our common goals. We strive to maintain a strong sense of community partnership and look forward to working with you. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns.

Andrew Smith
Acting Assistant Fire Chief LACoFD Division VII


SERVING THE UNINCORPORATED AREAS OF LOS ANGELES COUNTY AND THE CITIES OF:

AGOURA HILLS CALABASAS ELMONTE INDUSTRY LAWNDALE PARAMOUNT SIGNAL HILL
ARTESIA CARSON GARDENA INGLEWOOD LECHUZA PICO RIVERA SOUTH EL MONTE
AZUSA CERRITOS GLENDORA IRWINDALE LOMITA PIUMA SOUTH GATE
BALDW IN PARK CLAREMONT HAWAIIAN GARDENS LA  CANADA-FLINTRIDGE LYNWOOD POMONA TOPANGA
BELL COMMERCE HAWTHORNE LADERA HEIGHTS MALIBU RANCHO PALOS VERDES TEMPLE CITY
BELL GARDENS COVINA HERMOSA BEACH LA HABRA MARINA DEL REY ROLLING HILLS WALNUT
BELLFLOWER CUDAHY HIDDEN HILLS LA MIRADA MAYWOOD ROLLING HILLS ESTATES WEST HOLLYWOOC
BRADBURY DIAMOND BAR HUNTINGTON PARK LA PUENTE NORWALK ROSEMEAD WESTLAKE VILLAGE
DUARTE LAKEWOOD
LANCASTER PALMDALE
PALOS VERDES ESTATES SANDIMAS SANTA CLARITA WHITTIER

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