"We are also looking for the citizens to help us with 'Ready, Set, Go,' and also take responsibility for their own areas to help us so we can provide a better defense when the fire does arrive near their homes," Zagaris said.
Local fire officials have also begun inspections of homes in fire zones to ensure compliance with brush clearance rules. Most require hundreds of feet worth of cleared area around structures to create defensible space during a fire.
"When the bells go off, we will be there, and the services will be provided," Burbank Fire Chief Ray Krakowski said. "The citizenry are doing their part in prepping their properties."