This site will provide you with valuable emergency preparedness and safety tips, whether you live, play or work in the City of Burbank.  

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Filling and placing sandbags:
  • Only fill sandbags approximately half full
  • Place sandbags lengthwise parallel to the direction of the flow of water with the open side of the sandbag facing the flow of water
  • Fold the open flap down and back under the full sandbags pulling the bag as taught as possible
  • Place sandbags as close to each other as possible with no gap or space between bags
  • Stamp down each sandbag after placing to fill any empty spaces and form a tight seal between bags

Sandbag Limitations:
  • Sandbags do NOT keep water out!!!  Sandbags are to channel debris and to some extent channel water
  • Sandbags are best used for low-flow protection, short distance runs and heights under 2 feet (for high-flow, long distance runs or over 2 feet in height, other methods such as pipe & board should be used)
  • Sandbags easily become damaged or can deteriorate, sandbags should be inspected before and after every storm and be maintained, repaired or replaced as needed 
La Tuna Fire

The La Tuna Fire incident is in many residents' mind these days, the City of Burbank immediately recognized the potential concerns those directly and indirectly impacted by the fire may have with the future secondary impacts such as mud and debris flows or other concerns resulting from rain; as a result a dedicated information page was created

Please check often as additional information is posted as it becomes available.

The City of Burbank is currently working with other subject matter experts and agencies and is actively taking  steps in mitigation and preparation for storm season.

Burbank Fire Department's EMS Membership Program

The Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Membership Program offers residents an affordable means of emergency medical services and ambulance transportation not covered by medical insurance.  Find Out More!