John Hamilton

John Hamilton

John Hamilton

Speaker | City of Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA | 213-216-3597 |

John Hamilton, 29 years with the City of Los Angeles as an Environmental Engineer working 10 years in wastewater and 19 years in solid resources performing construction management and providing engineering support for operation of landfills, wastewater treatment plants, compost-mulch facilities, and transfer stations.

Presentation Title: Lopez Canyon Compost Facility Creek Fire Event

Session: Preparing For, Fighting, And Recovering From Fires At Your Facility

Time: Tuesday, January 29, 8:15 AM – 9:45 AM

Presentation Summary: The Creek Fire was reported on December 5, 2017, at 3:44 AM PST, on Kagel Canyon Road, north of Los Angeles and next to the Lopez Canyon Compost Facility.The city government of Los Angeles and state governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency, due to the Creek Fire and other fires in the area.By 4:15the fire had destroyed all of the composting equipment and windrows were on fire. Santa Ana winds were blowing 50-60 mph and all LA Fire Department personnel were protecting area private property. This presentation will describe the conditions of the fire, techniques used to put out the windrows and preventive SOP’s implemented to reduce the impact of future fire events from devastating the Lopez Canyon Compost Facility.