LAFD Training in Hollywood Hills to Simulate Emergency

To enhance community preparedness, the Los Angeles Fire Department will be performing a public training exercise in the Hollywood Hills on Saturday morning, November 16, 2019.

The training event will simulate a coordinated evacuation of three specific neighborhoods – similar to what may occur if there were a real wildfire or other emergency in the future.

This community exercise will also involve a special awareness text message sent to all wireless phones in the immediate area at approximately 10:00 AM.

Though a few individuals beyond the target area may receive an awareness message, the simulated and voluntary evacuation training exercise includes only select streets in the following City of Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Districts: Los Feliz Neighborhood Council, Hollywood United Neighborhood Council, Hollywood Hills West Neighborhood Council.

The training event will be followed by a free Community Resource Fair to which all are welcome, at the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood, 1760 North Gower Street, that begins at 11:30 AM.

This is a voluntary public training exercise for specific pre-arranged neighborhoods only. There is no cause for public alarm.