ANTONOVICH JOINS FIRE FIGHTERS & OTHER LOCAL OFFICIALS TO URGE PREVENTION/PREPAREDNESS FOR WILDFIRE SEASON
Contact: Tony Bell, Communications Deputy
Office: (213) 974-5555 Cell: (213) 215-5176
June 20, 2014
For Immediate Release
PASADENA — At a press conference at Eaton Canyon Natural Area and Nature Center, Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, along with Assemblyman Chris Holden, Los Angeles County Deputy Fire Chief John Todd and other local officials and firefighters, encouraged the public to take precautions now to protect themselves and their families during wildfire season.
“This year our region is facing an extreme fire season due to severe drought conditions, a drier than average winter, and an abundance of dry vegetation,” Antonovich said. “While our Los Angeles County Fire Department is a model for fire prevention nationwide and works hard to preserve life and property before and during fires, each of us has the duty of being the first responder for our own families and neighborhood in the event of a fire.”
Antonovich added that to ensure your family’s safety, it is vital that you take the necessary steps to be prepared at home, work, school and placed of worship:
ü Develop a Plan
ü Keep Supplies
ü Stay Informed
ü Get Involved
The Fire Department’s “Ready, Set, Go” plan is a valuable resource for our residents in fire-prone areas and is available on our website at www.antonovich.com.