CONSIDER BECOMING A PARTNER
MySafe:LA takes no money from fire departments. The work we perform compliments the service delivered by fire agencies. Our funds come from grants and gifts. To reach our maximum potential, we also partner with a variety of entities, creating a stronger effort, and recognized results. Our partners and contributors give us the fuel to engage with our community. Talk to us about becoming a partner or contributor today.
Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is the largest (in terms of number of students) public school system in the U.S. state of California. It is the 2nd largest public school district in the United States. Education related to disaster preparedness and fire/life safety is an essential component for every classroom. Focusing on 4th and 5th grades, MySafe:LA visits approximately 100 campuses every year, reaching on average 22,000 students.
The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. Its purpose is to protect life and health and to ensure respect for the human being. It promotes mutual understanding, friendship, cooperation and lasting peace amongst all peoples. MySafe:LA supports the Red Cross during fire safety and smoke alarm installation initiatives.
The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Founded by six cardiologists in 1924, the organization now includes more than 22.5 million volunteers and supporters. MySafe:LA partners with the AHA teaching CPR, use of an AED, and best practices to fight cardiac arrest and stroke.
The American Alliance of Museums works to unite the country’s museums and helps them to be better prepared and efficient. The organization also focuses on museums who deliver quality programming in education and experiential learning. MySafe:LA provides support to museums who seek to become accredited through the AAM. Our teams develop disaster plans, train museum staff on emergency procedures, and help museums create safe environments for their staff, their visitors, and their collections.
The Los Angeles City Fire Department is an all risk life safety organization. Nearly 1,000 firefighters are on duty at 106 fire stations, protecting more than four million souls. The Department responds to on average 1,200 emergency responses per day, and often transports more than 550 people to local hospitals during a 24-hour period. The relationship with MySafe:LA is a strong example of a successful private/public collaboration.
NFPA delivers information and knowledge through more than 300 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach and advocacy; and by partnering with others who share an interest in furthering our mission. MySafe:LA aligns with multiple NFPA educational and leadership programs, including classroom training, smoke alarm initiatives, and fire sprinkler awareness.
The USGS is a science organization that provides impartial information on the health of our ecosystems and environment, the natural hazards that threaten us, the natural resources we rely on, the impacts of climate and land-use change, and the core science systems that help us provide timely, relevant, and useable information. MySafe:LA collaborates with and supports USGS initiatives via education, video/film, and web programming.
The Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) was founded as a Science & Technology Center on February 1, 1991, with joint funding by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS). SCEC coordinates fundamental research on earthquake processes using Southern California as its principal natural laboratory. MySafe:LA collaborates with training and education related to the Great California Shakeout.
Earthquake Country Alliance, Southern California (ECA SoCal) is one of three regional alliances that comprise the statewide Earthquake Country Alliance, a public-private partnership of leading earthquake professionals, emergency managers, government officials, business and community leaders, and others. MySafe:LA supports the ECA with co-sponsorships, educational workshops, and drills during the Great California Shakeout.
The City of Los Angeles Department of Aging provides community based services to seniors and their caregivers to ensure the highest quality of life as possible and remain in the community. MySafe:LA collaborates with the agency via its older adult fire safety education series, its distribution of GO bags, and overall awareness of disasters and how to reduce the threat to personal safety, creating a more informed senior community, while reducing the risk of injury or death.
The Children’s Burn Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing support services for child burn survivors, ages 0-18 and their families, as well as burn prevention and fire safety education to thousands of children and caregivers in Southern California, nationally, and internationally. MySafe:LA supports the Children’s Burn Foundation via its school presentations and is collaborating on a burn exhibit in Los Angeles.
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit institution that provides pediatric health care to more than 107,000 children each year in a setting designed just for their needs. The Medical Staff at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles includes 528 physicians – 94% are board-certified in their specialty or specialties. MySafe:LA collaborates with CHLA to provide physicians and research input on key presentations throughout Los Angeles.
The FireHouse:50 is a focused group of individuals who want to give back to the communities they call home. For successful men and women who have defined their careers in Los Angeles, the FireHouse:50 is the ideal vehicle for contributing to fire and life safety education and readiness in the greater Los Angeles area. Limited to a maximum of 50 individuals, membership provides an essential lifeline between those in need and MySafe:LA.
The primary goal of the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) is to meet the firefighting and emergency response needs of fire departments and nonaffiliated emergency medical service organizations. Since 2001, AFG has helped firefighters and other first responders to obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training and other resources needed to protect the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards.
RALPH M PARSONS FOUNDATIONS
Since 1978, the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation’s grant awards have helped Southern California’s nonprofit organizations improve the broad fabric of the entire community. This approach recognizes that museums and arts programs are as important to our collective well-being as after school services, community clinics and food banks. Accordingly, we invest in excellence in social services, health care, the arts and higher education.
The Motorola Solutions Foundation is the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions. With employees located around the globe, Motorola Solutions seeks to benefit the communities where it operates. The company achieves this by making strategic grants, forging strong community partnerships and fostering innovation. The Public Safety grant program targets programs that provide safety education and training programs including MySafe:LA.
Jarden Safety and Security provides trusted household name products like First Alert, Crawford, Wellington, SecureLine and Leslie Locke that offer assurance for everyday life. From smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, safes and shredders, and home intrusion prevention products, we have been keeping families safe for more than 50 years. MySafe:LA and Jardin have collaborated on fire safety since 2012.
WILLIAM ROLLAND FIREFIGHTER’S FOUNDATION
During his time as a firefighter, William Rolland gave meaning to the word dedication. During the Mandeville Canyon mudslides of 1969, he was buried alive while saving the life of former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan’s brother. Rolland spent weeks recovering in the hospital, and later received the Medal of Valor. In 1988, he founded the William Rolland Firefighters Foundation and has supported MySafe:LA with multiple grants.
The Ahmanson Foundation serves Los Angeles County by funding cultural projects in the arts and humanities, education at all levels, health care, programs related to homelessness and underserved populations. By supporting non-profit organizations that demonstrate sound fiscal management, efficient operation, and program integrity, the Foundation strives to enhance the quality of life and cultural legacy of the Los Angeles community.
AUTOMOBILE CLUB OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
The Automobile Club of Southern California is a leader in multiple disciplines regarding public safety. With a defined focus on traffic safety, pedestrian safety, as well as support for culture and the arts. The AAA is a leader in supporting unique fire and life safety programs such as those developed and presented by MySafe:LA. The objective of reducing hit and run fatalities and injuries is a key focus for MySafe:LA in 2016.