The Los Angeles City Fire Department (LAFD) and County of Los Angeles Fire Department (LACFD) have each instituted field inspection programs for productions. In these jurisdictions a Fire Safety Officer (FSO) or Fire Safety Advisor (FSA) is generally required on set during certain production activities such as stunts and pyrotechnics. An FSO / FSA may be required on any production in the City or County of Los Angeles, however, the field inspection programs have been instituted in an effort to allow productions to self-monitor their locations in low-hazard situations. The LAFD Film Location Fire Safety Inspection Checklist or LACFD Film Location Fire Safety Inspection Checklist is issued with every film permit released by FilmL.A., Inc. Additional copies can also be obtained from FilmL.A., Inc.’s website.
Implementation and Training
It is the intention of the Production to comply with all Federal, state, and local regulatory requirements, including the LAFD and LACFD field inspection programs. As necessary, a completed LAFD or LACFD checklist should be completed for each production location within the City or County of Los Angeles. The Producer and Location Manager have the responsibility for the completion of this checklist, however, generally the Location Department will complete the checklist on a day-to-day basis. In an effort to assist the Location Department with the completion of this form, a short training course has been developed. These training materials can be found in the Film Location Inspection Checklist Training article. The completion of this course should assist in the completion of the checklist. Please contact the Production Safety Consultant for additional information on this matter.