Wildfires

The Woolsey Fire in 2018 came dangerously close to Woodland Hills and Warner Center. Councilmember Bob Blumenfield activated his Emergency Preparedness Community Action Team (BobCAT) and distributed literally tons of supplies to families who were evacuated. Emergency Preparedness has been a priority for him since he helped deliver immediate federal aid after the Northridge Earthquake while working for Congressman Howard Berman. Supervisor Sheila Kuehl appointed Councilmember Bob Blumenfield to her Woolsey Fire Task Force. Hearing from the region’s first responders he has prioritized:

 

  • Coordination, immediate information, and evacuation protocols during a fire for mutual aid and regional responses. 

  • That LA must “harden the target” to make our buildings and homes more fire resistant. 

  • Ensuring hillside homeowners are able to clear their brush every year.

  • LA modernizing fire-resistant building standards, so Warner Center highrises are just as fire-resistant as Koreatown buildings.

  • The need for Valley families to have earthquake kits and plans in place to survive until help arrives, potentially for a couple days – until the American Red Cross and FEMA can help with emergency shelters and rebuilding.

 

Councilmember Blumenfield does everything he can to keep our neighborhoods prepared to withstand the next wildfire.