Los Angeles Fire Department to inspect businesses that store dangerous materials

  • Source: KTTV-TV FOX 11 Los Angeles
  • Published: 05/20/2020 05:40 PM

The chief of the Los Angeles Fire Department is promising that every fire station in the city will work to identify businesses similar to the vaping and cannabis supplies wholesaler that went up in flames Saturday night in an incident that injured a dozen firefighters, in an attempt to ensure they are storing dangerous materials safely. "Those types of businesses pose a threat to the people who work there, the public that goes there, and firefighters if they have to respond there,'' Chief Ralph Terrazas said Tuesday, according to the Los Angeles Times. Fire stations will identify which businesses store volatile chemicals and ensure that they are stored properly, the chief said. Those businesses are required to display a diamond placard alerting emergency personnel that potentially flammable and hazardous materials are inside.


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