MySafe:LA delivers fire and life safety education to residents of the City of Los Angeles. We are one of the first private professional fire prevention organizations in the country, and we’re working hard to make a difference in people’s lives. As one of the first organizations to practice Community Risk Reduction, our goal is simple. We want Los Angeles to be a safer and more resilient community.
Our current fire and life safety school curriculum is targeted at 4th and 5th graders. We visit Los Angeles Unified School District campuses as well as charter and private schools. We don’t show up and lecture. Our visits are filled with video, interactivity, and live demonstrations. We bring local firefighters with us, so students get a chance to learn from the professional first responders whose sworn duty it is to keep them and their school safe. In short, we give students a learning experience they’ll never forget.
You don’t have to be a school kid to have MySafe:LA and the LAFD stop by to teach you fire and life safety. We deliver programs to recreation and parks facilities, museums, senior centers, libraries, and on occasion, fire stations! And it’s not just about fire. We teach people about surviving earthquakes, how to perform Hands Only CPR, the importance of having a family escape plan, water safety, burn prevention, smoke alarm installation, sheltering in place, emergency kit assembly and much more.
We don’t rest on our laurels. We’ve earned a few, but that’s not what we’re about. When we started this organization in 2008, we knew the best way to get better at what we were doing was to analyze our work product. Constantly. So we did. Along the way, we got better. We also got kind of addicted to the power of metrics. We count and measure everything! The result is that we’re making each passing year our personal and organizational best.