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28 Jan

MySafe:California Moves Forward…

The Safe Community Project will launch a new initiative, MySafe:California (MySafe:CA) in the fall of 2014. “MySafe:California will share resources for anyone living in the state,” David Barrett, Managing Director of The Safe Community Project Stated. “It’s an opportunity to help redefine how fire prevention and life safety awareness are shared with citizens and first responders.” The web ecosystem will offer Californians an opportunity to share their own experiences, share local information, and to gain access to fire and life...

03 Jan

MySafe:LA Expands Partnerships

MySafe:LA, the Los Angeles fire and life safety unit of The Safe Community Project is expanding its host of partners and educational outreach. New Agreements with Children’s Burn Foundation, California Science Center, and the Earthquake Country Alliance are several of the highlighted engagements. “We’re enthused to be growing our relationships as we have,” Executive Officer David Barrett stated. “The creation of a permanent exhibit on fire and burn safety at the California Science Center...

29 Nov

MySafe:Hawaiian Gardens Program

The Safe Community Project has developed a special initiative called the MySafe:Hawaiian Gardens Program. Hawaiian Gardens is a small incorporated community southeast of Los Angeles. The program is a pilot for other community programs in cities where emergency services are provided by outside agencies. As an example, in Hawaiian Gardens fire services are provided by the Los Angeles County Fire Department. While Hawaiian Gardens is a small community, they have concerns and problems with fire safety. In...

11 Nov

MySafe:LA Supports Older Adult Safety

MySafe:LA, the Los Angeles-based fire and life safety unit of The Safe Community Project has expanded its fire and life safety programs to include older adults. “Older adults are often forgotten when it comes to fire and life safety,” MySafe:LA Executive Officer David Barrett said. “Today, this segment of the population lives longer than ever before, but is at highly increases risk of injury or death from fire.” National statistics indicate that older adults (55 years...

19 Oct

MySafe:LA Expands Advisory Board

Our Los Angeles-based fire and life safety unit, MySafe:LA has expanded the role of its advisory board during the past few months. The board, which meets every 60 days includes a variety of experts who share their opinions, expertise, and experience to help MySafe:LA better execute its mission of teaching fire and life safety. “The advisory board is an essential part of our educational process,” Cameron Barrett, Director of Education stated. “We discuss important topics, and the input we receive helps...

10 Sep

Why We Do This Work – The Art of Fire Prevention

Why We Do This Work – The Art of Fire Prevention is authored by David Barrett, Managing Director of The Safe Community Project and Executive Officer of MySafe:LA. We’re often asked, “why do you do this work?” Everyone appreciates the importance of fire prevention, but why would someone get involved with the fire service when there is no specific payday (MySafe:LA officers are unpaid)? Why, when there is no pension waiting at the end of 25 years of service (yet). Why, when there are...

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