Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firefighter’s Fund Volunteer Teresa Mackey wanted to revamp her backyard with plants that can adjust to the hot climate of Tujunga. Through research, she stumbled upon an article in the L.A. Times about native plants that featured Cassy and Kirk Aoyagi’s landscaping business: FormLA Landscaping, Inc. Beforehand, Mackey mainly focused on the … [Read more...] about Going Green to Stop Destructive Fires
Ready, Pet, Go!
Fire Safety and Emergency Planning Tips for Your Pets By Humane Society of Ventura County As Red Flag Warnings come frequently each year in California, sometimes leading to swift and devastating fires, the Humane Society of Ventura County is sounding the alarm to pet owners to be prepared well in advance. Natural Disasters can strike any time, so remember to include your … [Read more...] about Ready, Pet, Go!
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree!
The Christmas tree is second only to Santa Claus when it comes to iconic images of the holiday. But while Saint Nick is an independent guy who magically flies around the world, your beautifully decorated tree is stuck at home like a grounded teenager. Both require attention to keep everyone safe. A dry tree that comes in contact with a spark or a flame can ignite an entire … [Read more...] about O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree!
During fire season, most of Southern California is on high alert during red flag warning periods. Be sure to monitor your local and area news for the most up to date information regarding incidents, evacuations, weather forecasts and more. Some cities and counties offer emergency alert programs, be sure to sign up for one if offered in your neighborhood. The LAFD has “Ready, … [Read more...] about Fire Resources
Thanksgiving Safety Tips
Thanksgiving is almost upon us and to make sure you, your family and friends stay safe, we’re talking turkey day do’s and don’ts. Cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and home injuries. And with Thanksgiving being the Super Bowl of the hungry holidays, cooking with care and caution is more important than ever, especially the day before Thanksgiving and … [Read more...] about Thanksgiving Safety Tips