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News, Media, and Editorial

As our team works to create a more resilient Los Angeles, we’ll post stories, videos, podcasts, and press information here in the MySafe:LA blog. Because we work throughout the Los Angeles region, we gain insight and experience into many different life experiences. Some of them are worth sharing. We hope you enjoy each post.

Students show their free smoke alarms off

Junior Fire Inspectors Earn Praise

Already in 2015, MySafe:LA has awarded more than 1,200 students in LAUSD their honorary Junior Fire Inspector ID card for successful completion of the 3-part home safety and fire prevention

Shot from the film, San Andreas

San Andreas the Movie – Fact and Fiction

Warner Brothers has just released the motion picture San Andreas, which portrays a major earthquake on the San Andreas fault, and its affect on California and elsewhere. The release of

DWP at Gulf Ave Elementary School

Earthquake Education in Los Angeles Schools

Every year, MySafe:LA produces and conducts a significant earthquake drill during the annual California Great Shakeout. Our drills involve a combination of students, teachers, and first responders. This year, we’ve

City leaders discuss community risk reduction

Understanding Community Risk Reduction

When MySafe:LA first began visiting elementary schools in 2008, our objectives were clear and simple: deliver fire and life safety education that would help change people’s behavior. The idea was

MySafe:LA demonstrates how fire extinguishers work

Helping Those Who Need Us

In the wake of a tragedy in Brooklyn, Los Angeles gets FireSmart When news first reached the West Coast of a tragic house fire in Brooklyn that killed seven children

MySafe:LA Smoke Alarm Installation Team

Free Smoke Alarms And Much More…

MySafe:LA is offering free smoke alarms and much more to Los Angeles residents. If your home is either missing smoke alarms, or your alarms are disabled (or more than 10

MySafe:LA teaches fire and life safety

Community Risk Reduction:LA

MySafe:LA has been involved with Community Risk Reduction since our inception in 2008. Our parent organization is called the Safe Community Project, Inc. Our purpose for existing is based around

Holiday candles

Holiday Candle Safety

This is an important time of year to focus on holiday candle safety. Nothing adds to the spirit of the holidays like a collection of beautiful candles, glowing in the

Holiday Table Setting

Have a Wonderful and Safe Holiday

Everyone wants to enjoy the holiday season – celebrating with friends and family, and taking time to enjoy the good things in life. If you are the organizer of the holiday

Arnett Hartsfield on E58

An LAFD Legend: Arnett Hartsfield

I met Arnett Hartsfield on three occasions. I listened to him speak on perhaps ten different days – at events, memorials, and at his old fire station in Los Angeles.

First Alert Alarm Poster

The Benefits of a Ten-Year Smoke Alarm

We’re often asked about the new 10-year smoke alarm revolution. The importance of having a 10-year alarm cannot be understated, and the fact that in California, a new law requires

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Drowning is Silent

Every day, an average of ten people die from unintentional drowning in the United States. That’s more than 3,500 people a year. For for every ten who die, two are

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