WeHo Residents, Recovering Mass Attack News, Will See Fake Emergencies This Week

An actual L.A. County Fire Department emergency response -- in Hawthorne.
An actual L.A. County Fire Department emergency response — in Hawthorne.

The timing turns out to be a bit awkward. But rest assured, the emergency situations you will see around WeHo tomorrow, Wednesday and Thursday don’t involve anyone attempting a mass murder like that in Orlando or an alleged assault rifle carrier like that arrested last weekend in Santa Monica on his way to LA Pride.

The City of West Hollywood and the L.A. County Fire Department are collaborating to film scenes for an emergency operations training film. “Filming will be staged simulation, but may appear to onlookers to be an actual emergency response situation,” says a city press release.

On Tuesday, filming will take place from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the 8400 block of Sunset Boulevard. “The simulated emergency operation will feature staged news reporters and simulated person-on-the-street interviews. Vehicular traffic may be interrupted for up to three minutes at a time during non-rush hours only, and pedestrian traffic may be interrupted for three minutes at a time,” the press release announced.

On Wednesday, filming will take place inside a business on the 8400 block of Sunset Boulevard from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

On Thursday, the filming will conclude with two adjacent filming locations on North San Vicente Boulevard, between Melrose Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard. The first location will be adjacent to the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station from 8 a.m. to noon. The second location will be near the West Hollywood Library on the 600 block of North San Vicente Boulevard, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

“The staged events will consist of a simulated command post and an emergency evacuation featuring a cast of extras. Vehicular traffic may be interrupted for up to three minutes at a time during non-rush hours only, and pedestrian traffic may be interrupted for three minutes at a time,” the press release states.

Deputies from the West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station will be at all filming locations.