LAFD to Increase City UFSO Fees Effective 3/18/19

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The Los Angeles City Fire Department’s Board of Commissioners has notified FilmLA of an increase in hourly fees for Uniformed Fire Safety Officers (USFO). The revised fee schedule is as follows: Uniformed Fire Safety Officer RATE INCREASE EFFECTIVE 03/18/19 Hourly Rate (4 hour min.): $108.00 an hour  (Prior Rate: $85.00 an hour) For questions about the new fees or for … Read More

Generator Safety and Emissions Recall Notice

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Please be advised, there has been a recall notice issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission for the American Honda Portable Generator, Model EU2000i. As a result, the Los Angeles Fire Department has notified FilmL.A. that the use of any American Honda Generator, Model EU2000i with serial numbers that fall between EAAJ-2260273 and EAAJ-2485025 is strictly prohibited. Any consumer … Read More

Wildfire-Related Filming Announcements

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As a service to the production community, FilmL.A. has consolidated all recent fire-related updates pertaining to filming. Please bookmark this post to access the most recent information including the following updates from the City and County of Los Angeles: Update 12/14/17, 1:23 p.m. The United States Forest Service has announced that due to continued extreme fire danger, the decision has … Read More

LA City Fire Updates its “Spot Check” Form

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The Los Angeles City Fire Department has notified FilmL.A. of an update to its Film Location Fire Safety Inspection Checklist or ‘Spot Check’ form. The updated Fire Safety Inspection Checklist contains the following updates: EDITABLE PDF: The new form is a 2-page, editable PDF. Data fields can be completed electronically from a desktop, notebook or mobile device. NOTE: A hardcopy … Read More

LAFD Updates Hospital and Institution Forms and Processes

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The Los Angeles City Fire Department (LAFD) has updated its Hospital and Institution Form.  Updates include 3 new forms highlighting new protocols with regard to Schools & Churches, Special Action (Tent Permits) and Special Effects. In addition, the LAFD Film Unit has updated the forms and the manner in which communications for requests are to be received which is now … Read More

Park Plaza Hotel Closed to Production Activity

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FilmL.A. has been notified by Los Angeles Fire Department’s Film Unit that the Park Plaza Hotel, located at 607 S. Park View Street, Los Angeles, is closed to all production activity until further notice. The building is in the process of gaining compliance with fire and building codes. FilmL.A. will promptly notify the production industry of any updates and changes … Read More

FilmL.A. Production Coordinators Participate in LAFD Training Program

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Since July, FilmL.A. Production Coordinators have been taking advantage of a new on-the-job training opportunity organized by the Los Angeles City Fire Department. Initially conceived by Captain Fred Fowlks of the Los Angeles Fire Department Film Unit, the Fire Safety Ride Along program is increasing communication among permit coordinators and the LAFD and strengthening safety oversight measures built into the … Read More