Apple started in a garage. Google started in a garage. HP started in a garage. MySafe:LA did too. We developed the idea while standing in the apparatus bay of a fire station – the apparatus bay is just like a garage, but is bigger as it houses fire engines. Our idea was pretty big, too. Create a non-profit organization, teach fire and life safety, create private/public partnerships, and deliver the best possible public safety services to the community.
We’ve been doing this for more than a decade now, and while our programs have evolved quite a bit, our mission remains the same:
Saving lives through education, engagement, and partnerships.
It’s really that simple.
We start with an analysis for a specific community, what risks exist, and how those risks impact the population. We then develop localized life safety programs (such as free smoke alarms), and deploy them, resulting in safer homes and families.
Our Managing Director and Executive Officer is David Barrett. He has more than 35 years of experience as a Chief Executive Officer and entrepreneur. His management team includes fire officers, educators, physicians, and communications experts.
Our programs take nationally recognized concepts in fire and life safety and localize them for better community engagement. We partner with fire departments and other agencies to ensure we’re sharing expertise, not duplicating it.