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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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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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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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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CA Insurance Crisis

The following article was contributed by Mike Thayer, CWMS, Property Risk Specialist for Allied Disaster Defense & Restoration, which gives us a unique perspective of how we got into the current home insurance crisis. Changes are here and more are coming, and it will affect you! Introduction Many homeowners in California have been impacted by the current

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