Leadership

Fire Hazard Alert Project Cuts Brush Losses

Issue 3 and Volume 117.

Fire Hazard Alert Project Cuts Brush Losses LOS ANGELES COUNTY Fire Department reports successful operation of new brush fire hazard alert project and of the first full season of its light, brush rig task force. “We feel these two projects aided in cutting down the number of major brush fires in our area this year, says L. A. County Fire Chief Keith E. Klinger. The program was first proposed in January 1963 by Los Angeles County Supervisor Kenneth Hahn. The plan was quickly approved by the board of supervisors and was formulated in conjunction with the Angeles National Forest. Cooperating with the County fire department and the U. S. Forest Service were L. A. County departments of Sheriff, Flood Control District, Air Pollution, Road, Parks and Recreation, and a volunteer group— the Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service (RACES). All departments were instructed to make personnel and radio-equipped cars available when…

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