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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.

Teaching CPR to Museum Staff

For the past four years, MySafe:LA has collaborated with The Huntington Library, Art Museum and Botanical Gardens supporting their needs related to community and campus safety. The effort has included developing a

MySafe:LA Promotes Junior Fire Marshals

For the past 14 years, MySafe:LA has been a partner with the Los Angeles Unified School District, teaching 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students about fire safety. Since 2020, MySafe:LA has

Collaboration with Wildfire Agencies

MySafe:LA has been supporting wildfire prevention for the past six years. Now, for the first time, the organization is being supported by some of the more recognized wildfire response and

New Wildfire Collaboration with the LAFD

MySafe:LA and the Los Angeles City Fire Department are collaborating on an important initiative designed to reduce the risk from wildfire in Los Angeles. The “Los Angeles Wildfire Resilience Alliance” is a public/private partnership

Making Progress With Fireworks

For the first time in many years, we’re seeing a reduction in the use of fireworks surrounding the 4th of July holiday in the greater Los Angeles community. This is

MySafe:LA Flies at Fleet Week

Fleet Week is back in San Pedro! After a multi-year suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the fun and exciting Fleet Week event is back – now over the Memorial

MySafe:LA Congratulates Kristen Crowley

There’s a new Sheriff, um… strike that – a new Fire Chief in town. MySafe:LA would like to congratulate new LAFD Fire Chief Kristen Crowley on her new appointment as

Coming Out of the Pandemic

COVID-19 is not gone. But life is different. There are vaccines. There are steps we can all take to reduce the risk of infection. Various therapies and the dilution of

Remembering Frank W. Borden

This past Friday morning, Frank W. Borden passed away at the age of 82. Frank was a remarkable individual, and for those that knew him, no doubt you have lots

L.A. city councilman Tom LaBonge poses with member of MySafe:LA

Remembering Tom LaBonge

Every once in awhile, you come across someone who you immediately know is gifted. When MySafe:LA directors David and Cameron Barrett met Tom LaBonge in 2003, his enthusiasm, knowledge, and

Kids in classroom raise their hands during a FireSmart:LA lecture from MySafe:LA public safety officers.

Welcoming 2021!

As we watch 2020 fade into the rear view mirror, MySafe:LA is focused on welcoming 2021 and working to create a series of initiatives that will help people in the

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