LAFD Recognizes Wildfire Volunteers

On February 20, 2018, the Los Angeles Fire Commission recognized those volunteers that helped during the wildfires that occurred in September and December of 2018, for the “La Tuna”, “Creek” and “Skirball” fires. Congratulations to our volunteers and to our wonderful leaders, LAFD Captains John Ignatczyk and Christopher Winn.

Here is the article from the Los Angeles Fire Department:

LAFD Recognizes Selfless Wildfire Volunteers

LOS ANGELES – Groups of dedicated volunteers were formally recognized on February 20, 2018, by the City of Los Angeles Fire Commission and Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas, for their critical help at recent historic wildfires in Los Angeles.

Members of the Los Angeles Fire Department Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Rio Hondo Fire Academy, Notre Dame High School and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs – VA of Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System exemplified a giving spirit during the multiple and sometimes concurrent crises that threatened homes and lives.

The Los Angeles Fire Department […]

La Tuna Fire, Sept. 2017

On September 1, 2017, a fire broke out on La Tuna Canyon Rd, and it quickly spread in 4 directions. Through the next 4 days, the communities of Sun Valley, Shadow Hills, and Sunland-Tujunga as well as Burbank and Glendale were quickly affected. The activation of those LAFD CERT members who took specific classes to qualify for “call-out” duty was quickly implemented. They assisted at the Command Post at Hansen Dam, and without stop, supplied our first responders with water, Gatorade, and later on, with food and needed supplies as our firefighters stayed on the line.

The LAFD CERT call-out team has passed all requirements listed HERE and been sworn in. Also residents of the North Valley were very active in supplying the firefighters with whatever was needed. They HAD to give since their gratitude to those brave firefighters and also to the LAPD for protecting their homes and their memories […]

Sand Fire Links

Below are some links that can provide informational updates to the status of the Sand Fire:

Geo Map with Activity mapped out for the past days – – – – click here for the LEGEND Outline with crosshatching: Red is active burn, orange is past 12 hours, and black is past 24 hours

Google Map with fire and evacuation areas

KPCC Fire Tracker

Los Angeles County Sheriff, Fire, and Aircraft – Santa Clarita Valley – Live Audio Feed Web Player

Incident Information System – Sand Fire

Incident Information System – Sand Fire – latest fire perimeter maps

ABC 7 Latest Fire Updates, Road Closures, Evacuations & Evacuation Centers

Landsat Image Gallery – Sand Fire Burn Scar

Angeles National Forest Twitter Feed

Sand Fire Facebook Page

Sand Fire WEST – Sylmar, Kagel Canyon, Sunland-Tujunga, Lake View Terrace -Facebook Page