Press release

LOS ANGELES, CA – Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez convened a wind-driven fire and evacuation training in Council District 7, for a scenario-based interactive training to prepare our city for the next emergency.

The San Fernando Valley is no stranger to large scale emergencies, from the Northridge Earthquake to the multiple wildfires, preparation for these unexpected events is our best defense for the safety of the community.

“As Chair of the Public Safety Committee, I convened the LAFD, LAPD, Los Angeles Department of Transportation, Recreation and Parks Department, Park Rangers, Animal Services Department, US Forest Services and the Emergency Management Department to coordinate safety drills and update emergency evacuation plans across our district and the San Fernando Valley. Being prepared for the next emergency is critical. Since 2020, Los Angeles County has experienced 30 major wildfires that burned through hundreds of acres, including homes, ranches, businesses, and our beloved forests.”

Planning ahead for an emergency situation is the best way to prevent serious injury or death. To ensure you and your family are prepared for the next wildfire or other emergency event, sign up for Notify LA alerts at and visit to prepare your emergency checklist for those unexpected emergencies.

Training Agency Participation:

  • Los Angeles Fire Department
  • Los Angeles Police Department
  • Los Angeles Department of Transportation
  • Recreation and Parks Department
  • Park Rangers
  • Animal Services Department
  • Emergency Management Department
  • US Forest Services (Angeles National Forest)

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About Councilwoman Rodriguez

Los Angeles City Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez serves as the Chair of the Public Safety Committee and represents the 7th Council District in the Northeast San Fernando Valley which includes the neighborhoods of Sylmar, Mission Hills, Pacoima, Lake View Terrace, Sunland, Tujunga, North Hills, Shadow Hills, and La Tuna Canyon. For more information, visit: