We’ve all heard and seen them. And we’ve all wondered what we can do to stop the
escalation of illegal — and dangerous — fireworks in Silver Lake and nearby communities.
At last night’s Silver Lake Together community leadership meeting, LAFD Deputy Chief Armando Hogan provided useful advice and recommended that residents and stakeholders visit the fireworks safety page at MySafeLa for in-depth information. LAPD Captain III Art Sandavol, who was in attendance, asked that fireworks in progress be reported to 911, and Senior Lead Officer Jesse Aispuro requested that residents email him at email@example.com to report problem locations (individuals selling illegal fireworks or repeatedly violating fireworks regulations). Deputy Chief Hogan also endorsed the return of large scale fireworks events, which are supervised and controlled, and provided information about fire-safe homes and brush clearance. When fire stations reopen to the public (expected after June 1), he encourages residents to visit their local stations, get to
know their firefighters and make them aware of potential fire risks in the home, such as
Visit www.LAFD.org for current LAFD reports and information.
Discover all you need to know about fire safety here.