How Do I Comply with The Annual Brush Clearance Inspection Program?
Review “Making and Keeping a Fire Safe Home Site”, which describes the specific requirements of the LA County Fire Department regarding defensible space. It clarifies resident responsibilities: 200 feet from a structure, roadsides and easements, and canyons.
Review “Checklist of Actions” details a list of activities that should be taken to comply with fire department regulations. Note: This checklist is available in Spanish "Lista de Acciones".
What Are Fire Safety Guides for RH Residents?
Four (4) guides are available for all residents to take action to enhance fire safety and reduce potential damage from wildfire. These guides address the “why, what and when” of managing vegetation and mitigating the risk of wildfire.
- “Making and Keeping a Fire Safe Home Site” – describes the specific requirements of the LA County Fire Department regarding defensible space. It clarifies resident responsibilities: 200 feet from a structure, roadsides and easements, and canyons.
- “Creating Fire Safe Canyons” – describes for the property owner the steps involved in deciding how to manage canyons on their property and three strategies for doing so.
- “Best Practices for Fuel Management” - leads the resident through how to refine fuel treatments to increase aesthetics and environmental sensitivity.
- “Choosing Fuel Treatment Methods” – describes options for managing vegetation with associated tradeoffs and suitability.
What is the Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP)?
The residents of Rolling Hills, the City of Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Community Association (RHCA), Los Angeles County Fire Department and Los Angeles County Sheriff Department worked together throughout 2019 to formulate a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). The CWPP for the City of Rolling Hills is an action plan to implement wildfire mitigation measures to address the community’s greatest risks. Residents were offered opportunities to voice their opinions on ways to reduce wildfire threats to their lives, homes and the overall community and were encouraged to participate in a Wildfire Mitigation Survey in October 2019.
The CWPP is designed to be a living document, one that the community can refer to for actions. This plan starts with the tool box of mitigation measures identified for Rolling Hills and discusses potential evacuation scenarios. Many mitigation strategies were recommended and prioritized by Carol Rice, Fire Fuel Consultant, with the highest value being placed on 1) life safety; 2) structural protection; 3) natural resources and habitat. Finally, the plan lists the action items for the next three fiscal years and concludes with a schedule for periodic evaluation of the effectiveness of the actions performed and updates to the plan.
How Do I Get More Information on the Block Captain?