Starting January 1, it’s going to be 3% more expensive to hire Los Angeles County fire safety advisers for on-location film, TV and commercial shoots. Fire safety advisers often are required when filming special effects and pyrotechnics or when filming in fire-sensitive areas or on state property during fire season.

LAFD badgeThe LA County Fire Department has informed FilmLA, the city’s film permit agency, that its eight-hour rate is going up from the current $47.75 an hour to $49.18. After eight hours, the rate goes up from the current $71.62 an hour to $73.77, and after 12 hours, it goes up from the current $95.50 an hour to $98.36.