West L.A. Fire Departments Fire Prevention Tips. Fire departments, locations and phone numbers for, Culver City, Ladera Heights, Marina Del Rey, Playa Vista, Santa Monica, Westchester/LAX and West Los Angeles. Prepare your home for fire prevention and family strategies in event of a fire. When replacing roof choose fire-retardant building materials. Examples: masonry roofing, fire-retardant shingle or asphalt-fiberglass especially if live in fire prone area. Many city ordinances require new installation materials be fire retardant. Trim tree branches overhangs from roofs, chimney and power lines. Keep rain gutters free of leaves and debris. Chimney should be equipped with spark arrestor. Wood decking can present fire hazards. Decks made of wood tend to have plenty of air circulation. Keep dry vegetation and wood away from wooden decks. Do not barbecue on wooden deck or beneath the deck. West L.A. Fire Departments Fire Prevention Tips. Preventative things to do to prevent home fires.