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School Visits

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS ASK

TELL YOUR TEACHERS AND PARENTS

YOU WANT A MYSAFE:LA ASSEMBLY IN YOUR SCHOOL

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FIRE SAFETY SKILLS! THE LAFD ON CAMPUS! FREE STUFF!

That’s just some of the things that happen when MySafe:LA visits your school. Do you go to school in LA? Are you in 4th or 5th grade? Then we want to hear from you! All you have to do is tell your parents or teachers that you want MySafe:LA to come to your school. Share our website with them – mysafela.org – and tell them to reach out to us at education @ my safe la dot org. We’ll get you scheduled for a fire safety assembly like no other. You’re going to have a blast! You’re going to LOVE it. And more importantly, you’re going to learn some really valuable fire and life safety skills.

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SCHOOL VISIT OVERVIEW

There are a two different kinds of visits we can schedule at your school.

TRADITIONAL FIRESMART:LA

This presentation lasts about an hour. Usually, the adventure begins in the school auditorium. A MySafe:LA instructor and a Los Angeles Fire Department Company Commander (Captain) introduce themselves. A six minute safety video is then shown, demonstrating the importance of a family escape plan and how to practice it. After the video has been completed, the team tests you to see what you learned. Don’t worry. There aren’t any grades, and when you get an answer correct, you have a chance to win prizes!

MySafe:LA instructors cover basic fire safety information regarding:

  • Smoke Alarms
  • Family Escape Plans
  • Safe Home Evacuation During a Fire
  • Get Low and Go
  • Stop, Drop and Roll
  • Emergency “Go Bags”
  • Sheltering in Place

The fire Captain then introduces members of his crew. If the crew has time, they lead you out of the auditorium to the playground. This may seem obvious, but in reality, you’re learning to take directions from firefighters, which you’ll need to do in case of an emergency. Usually you get the chance to practice “Get Low and Go” on your way out the door. Once outside, you’ll get a chance to check out the fire apparatus, plus:

  • Tour of the rescue ambulance
  • Tour of the fire engine
  • Sometimes a tour and demonstration of a ladder truck
  • Chances to try on firefighter protective gear like helmets and boots
  • Shooting water from a fire hose!

young girl holding fire alarm
JR FIRE INSPECTOR

If you want more in depth fire safety lessons, then ask to join our Jr Fire Inspector program. We come to your school 2-3 times for an hour-long assembly each time. You’ll learn all the basic skills we teach in our traditional FireSmart:LA assembly, plus you’ll learn how to inspect your homes for fire safety.
We teach you what to look for and send you home with a fire inspection form. Some of the things you’ll be on the lookout for include:

  • Working smoke alarms
  • Fire extinguishers
  • An emergency “Go Bag” that you pack and keep near your bed
  • A family escape plan

If you don’t have working smoke alarms, we’ll give you some of free, including batteries! And when you successfully complete the program and inspect your home for safety, you’ll officially become a Jr Fire Inspector, complete with badge!

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