Every year for more than two decades, on average, 21 people die each year as a result of accidental house fires in Los Angeles. MySafe:LA is working to reduce those numbers via our innovative and highly regarded “FireSmart:LA” initiative.
FireSmart:LA starts in the classroom, and continues into people’s homes. We teach a one hour fire safety course in elementary schools. We teach a similar length course to older adults. The core objectives include understanding the risks related to fire, how to plan to escape in advance, and the steps to take to ensure everyone survives a house fire.
We utilize research and analysis to determine neighborhoods and risk, and we visit, often door-to-door, inspecting homes and installing FREE 10-year sealed smoke alarms and CO detectors. We teach families how to be safe, and show them how to practice their plan.
Our public safety officers will visit your school and in just an hour teach you how to make a plan, practice it, escape in the event of fire, and how to safety meet outside of the house and away from danger. We’ll teach you how to “get low and go,” and how to tell a 911 call taker where you are and what your emergency is.
REMEMBER: Practice makes perfect. Practice can make permanent. Practice your plan with your family, and when you do, you’ll be part of the FireSmart:LA team!
To inquire about having our team visit your school, call us today: 213.634.0100