The Los Angeles City Fire Department is an all risk life safety organization. Nearly 1,000 firefighters are on duty at 106 fire stations, protecting more than four million souls. The Department responds to on average 1,200 emergency responses per day, and often transports more than 550 people to local hospitals during a 24-hour period. The relationship with MySafe:LA is a strong example of a successful private/public collaboration.
Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is the largest (in terms of number of students) public school system in the U.S. state of California. It is the 2nd largest public school district in the United States. Education related to disaster preparedness and fire/life safety is an essential component for every classroom. Focusing on 4th and 5th grades, MySafe:LA visits approximately 100 campuses every year, reaching on average 22,000 students.
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit institution that provides pediatric health care to more than 107,000 children each year in a setting designed just for their needs. The Medical Staff at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles includes 528 physicians – 94% are board-certified in their specialty or specialties. MySafe:LA collaborates with CHLA to provide physicians and research input on key presentations throughout Los Angeles.
The California Science Center provides an innovative model for science learning by combining exhibits with an on-site Science Center School and Amgen Center for Science Learning. The Science Center is open to the public seven days a week, 362 days per year, with free general admission to its permanent exhibit galleries. MySafe:LA is collaborating with the California Science Center to develop a permanent exhibit on fire and burn safety.
The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. Its purpose is to protect life and health and to ensure respect for the human being. It promotes mutual understanding, friendship, cooperation and lasting peace amongst all peoples. MySafe:LA supports the Red Cross during fire safety and smoke alarm installation initiatives.
The Children’s Burn Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support services for child burn survivors, ages 0-18 and their families, as well as burn prevention and fire safety education to thousands of children and caregivers in Southern California, nationally, and internationally. MySafe:LA supports the Children’s Burn Foundation via its school presentations and is collaborating on a burn exhibit in Los Angeles.
The Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) was founded as a Science & Technology Center on February 1, 1991, with joint funding by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS). SCEC coordinates fundamental research on earthquake processes using Southern California as its principal natural laboratory. MySafe:LA collaborates with training and education related to the Great California Shakeout.
The USGS is a science organization that provides impartial information on the health of our ecosystems and environment, the natural hazards that threaten us, the natural resources we rely on, the impacts of climate and land-use change, and the core science systems that help us provide timely, relevant, and useable information. MySafe:LA collaborates with and supports USGS initiatives via education, video/film, and web programming.
Earthquake Country Alliance, Southern California (ECA SoCal) is one of three regional alliances that comprise the statewide Earthquake Country Alliance, a public-private partnership of leading earthquake professionals, emergency managers, government officials, business and community leaders, and others. MySafe:LA supports the ECA with co-sponsorships, educational workshops, and drills during the Great California Shakeout.
The primary goal of the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) is to meet the firefighting and emergency response needs of fire departments and nonaffiliated emergency medical service organizations. Since 2001, AFG has helped firefighters and other first responders to obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training and other resources needed to protect the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards.
Since 1978, the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation’s grant awards have helped Southern California’s nonprofit organizations improve the broad fabric of the entire community. This approach recognizes that museums and arts programs are as important to our collective well-being as after school services, community clinics and food banks. Accordingly, we invest in excellence in social services, health care, the arts and higher education.
The Motorola Solutions Foundation is the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions. With employees located around the globe, Motorola Solutions seeks to benefit the communities where it operates. The company achieves this by making strategic grants, forging strong community partnerships and fostering innovation. The Public Safety grant program targets programs that provide safety education and training programs including MySafe:LA.
Jarden Safety and Security provides trusted household name products like First Alert, Crawford, Wellington, SecureLine and Leslie Locke that offer assurance for everyday life. From smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, safes and shredders, and home intrusion prevention products, we have been keeping families safe for more than 50 years. MySafe:LA and Jardin have collaborated on fire safety since 2012.
During his time as a firefighter, William Rolland gave meaning to the word dedication. During the Mandeville Canyon mudslides of 1969, he was buried alive while saving the life of former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan’s brother. Rolland spent weeks recovering in the hospital, and later received the Medal of Valor. In 1988, he founded the William Rolland Firefighters Foundation and has supported MySafe:LA with multiple grants.
The Ahmanson Foundation serves Los Angeles County by funding cultural projects in the arts and humanities, education at all levels, health care, programs related to homelessness and underserved populations. By supporting non-profit organizations that demonstrate sound fiscal management, efficient operation, and program integrity, the Foundation strives to enhance the quality of life and cultural legacy of the Los Angeles community.
The Automobile Club of Southern California is a leader in multiple disciplines regarding public safety. With a defined focus on traffic safety, pedestrian safety, as well as support for culture and the arts. The AAA is a leader in supporting unique fire and life safety programs such as those developed and presented by MySafe:LA. The objective of reducing hit and run fatalities and injuries is a key focus for MySafe:LA in 2016.
The FireHouse:50 is a focused group of individuals who want to give back to the communities they call home. For successful men and women who have defined their careers in Los Angeles, the FireHouse:50 is the ideal vehicle for contributing to fire and life safety education and readiness in the greater Los Angeles area. Limited to a maximum of 50 individuals, membership provides an essential lifeline between those in need and MySafe:LA.