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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.

Becoming a Fire Safe Council

MySafe:LA was honored to join LAFD Fire Chief Kristen Crowley, and Council District 11’s Traci Park, in recognizing the Brentwood Homeowner’s Association as a Fire Safe Council. “The Brentwood community is at

What is Community Risk Reduction?

Community Risk Reduction (CRR) is a fairly new concept in disaster resilience and is a process that starts with analysis, including the identification and prioritization of risks, threats, and hazards. This

Insurance Challenges Continue in Los Angeles

The issues related to obtaining wildfire insurance in southern California are not improving, despite actions taken by Governor Newsom and the State Department of Insurance. Now, more than ever before, people are being

Wildfire Forecast for 2024

As we look forward to 2024, there are several important weather factors that are likely to impact the overall wildfire situation in Southern California. The National Weather Service has expressed confidence that

Fire Education in L.A. Elementary Schools

MySafe:LA is expanding its Junior Fire Marshal initiative, in partnership with The Hartford Foundation and First Alert. Our public safety members visit LAUSD elementary schools and teach students about fire safety in the home. “We

Installing Smoke Alarms in Los Angeles

MySafe:LA continues to reach at-risk homes in Los Angeles, inspecting them for fire hazards and where appropriate, installing free smoke alarms and CO Detectors. The effort continues to target older Victorian and Craftsman style

MySafe:LA Delivers Tabletop Training

MySafe:LA members and subject matter experts continued our ongoing endeavors in preparing organizations to better manage disasters and emergencies this past August. We provided an afternoon of “realistic” disruption to

Operation Save a Life in Los Angeles

MySafe:LA is partnering with the Los Angeles City Fire Department, Los Angeles County Fire Department, smoke alarm manufacturer Kidde, ABC 7 News, and The Home Depot for an extensive effort to promote fire safety in the

MySafe:LA Produces Educational Film for The Hartford

MySafe:LA has been retained by The Hartford Foundation to produce the support film materials for the organization’s annual Junior Fire Marshal national presentation, conducted during National Fire Prevention Week in October. The

MySafe:LA Launches Wildfire Website

MySafe:LA is pleased to announce the launch of a new wildfire-specific website, Wildfire LA Dot Org ( This new website, a partner site to the primary website focuses on the key action items

Expanding Wildfire Prevention in Los Angeles

As part of the Los Angeles Wildfire Resilience Alliance, MySafe:LA members have been doing a terrific job presenting to various homeowner groups in the County of Los Angeles. The non-profit and

MySafe:LA Supports Fleet Week Los Angeles

Fleet Week Los Angeles took place over the recent Memorial Day weekend, and as it has been for the past five years, it was a tremendous success. MySafe:LA has played a role in

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