Agoura Hills Firewise Community Assessments

This recent disturbing graph from CAL FIRE, clearly emphasizes that it is not so much the number of fires that have increased over the past year, but the size and severity of the fires that is most concerning. Our homes have become the number one source of fuel for wildfires. COMMUNITY WILDFIRE RISK ASSESSMENTS Thank […]

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4th of July Fireworks Dangers

CAUTION: July 4th Fire Risks Fireworks are beautiful to watch but can be deadly when mishandled or misused. Agoura Hills is in a Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) zone prone to wildfires. In 2022, 10,200* people in the U.S. were treated in ERs for fireworks-related injuries, resulting in 11 deaths. Always keep children far away from

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Getting the Word Out

On Saturday, June 8th, Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin held the Be Prepared Safety Fair, at the Calabasas Community Center. The regional event was well represented by many stakeholders and agencies including the LA County Fire Department, LA County Sheriffs, City of Agoura Hills, City of Calabasas, City of Malibu, Resource Conservation District of Santa Monica Mountains

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Home Insurance Shopping

Home insurance shopping? Has your insurer dropped you? In a recent webinar held by Amy Bach, Esq., Co-founder and Executive Director of United Policyholders, Amy addressed the current home insurance status and important actions homeowners should be taking today. Current Rules: Insurer must give 75 days notice if they won’t be offering you a new

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California’s 800th Firewise Community

(L-R) Chief Daniel Berlant, California State Fire Marshal (CAL FIRE), Mario Contini, President of the KenCrest Ridge Firewise Community, and Deputy Chief Carmel Barnhart, California State Fire Marshal (CAL FIRE). Daniel Berlant, California State Fire Marshal (CAL FIRE) spent the afternoon in Thousand Oaks celebrating the designation of California’s 800th Firewise USA® Community at the

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Redefining the Urban Wildfire Problem in the West

(Above) The Wildfire Disaster Sequence: severe wildfire potential and extreme conditions will quickly overwhelm wildfire suppression resources. Vulnerable structures will ignite and lead to an urban conflagration and fire disaster. Structures built to be ignition-resistant are more likely to survive and can interrupt the disaster sequence. Leading wildfire experts make the case that creating wildfire-resistant

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RCDSMM Posts New Videos

The Resource Conservation District of the Santa Monica Mountains Community Resilience team, with a grant from CAL FIRE, created a series of videos to help communities become more wildfire-resilient. The videos cover wildfire preparedness, fire ecology and how-to’s for home-hardening and defensible space! LA County Fire Department Forestry Division, had an open house for the

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Website Quick Links

We have added a “Quick Links” feature to our website. We are very proud of all the content and resources we have built for you on our website, but lots of content does have its downside. Sometimes you are looking for some information or a link, that you saw somewhere on the website, but you

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AHFSC Holds First Public Meeting

Danielle Picciano outlined the FREE home assessment program provided by the RCD. Beth Burnam emphasized the importance of Firewise Communities. Haddee Hammoud explained the steps needed to become a Firewise Community. Concerned residents asked questions. Agoura Hills Fire Safe Council holds its first Public Meeting. In an almost filled-to-capacity Agoura Hills Civic Center Community Room,

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CA Department of Insurance Webinar

On April 4th, 2024, the CA Department of Insurance held a webinar “Wildfire and Disaster Insurance On-line Town Hall,” hosted by Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara, Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin, and the Las Virgenes-Malibu Council of Governments.  Agoura Hills’ very own Mayor Pro Tem Penny Sylvester was part of the panel and asked Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara

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