Why We Teach Hands-Only CPR

Would you know what to do if a loved one collapsed suddenly in front of you? CPR can be the difference between life and death. You can’t assume that someone else will step in – that’s why it’s so important to learn CPR. And, when dealing with Cardiac Arrest, the issue isn’t always obvious heart […]

Why Vaccines Are So Important

For more than a year now, the world has been in battle with the virus known as COVID-19. Approximately 200 millions cases have been diagnosed, and more than four million people have died. In the United States, 35 million people have been diagnosed with COVID-19, and more than 600,000 people have died. Multiple health companies […]

Why Are Emergency Operations Plans Important?

Emergency preparedness is vital to ensure a disaster response is not impeded by disorganization or miscommunication. Remaining calm and moving confidently through the wilds of a crisis are much easier when you have a map. And that is exactly what an emergency operations plan (EOP) is — a mapping of the best course of action […]

Emergency Preparedness Drills

The Safe Community Project not only develops emergency response plans, but also creates support training to go along with the plans we deliver. No plan is effective if it isn’t understood, and one of the best ways to ensure a full understanding is via training. In the case of an ERP, training is conducted via […]

Focus on Carbon Monoxide Alarms

One of the activities pursued by MySafe:LA, the public safety unit for The Safe Community Project is inspection of homes for functional Carbon Monoxide Alarms. If a home is missing a functional alarm, MySafe:LA will install one at no cost.  What is carbon monoxide? Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that […]

MySafe:LA Unit Received FEMA Grant

MySafe:LA, the public safety unit operating within the Safe Community Project umbrella has been awarded a FEMA Fire Prevention and Safety grant. “We’ve been fortunate to earn awards from FEMA on multiple occasions,” said David Barrett, executive director for The Safe Community Project. “The assistance from FEMA fuels our team’s ability to install free smoke […]

Harout Semerdjian Joins Our Board

The board of directors for The Safe Community Project is pleased to announce that Harout “Harry” Semerdjian has joined the organization. Most recently, Harout worked for the City of Los Angeles in Council District 13, where he was responsible for policy related to public safety, innovation and technology.  Harout will take on the role of […]

Picking the Right Leader

The Best Leaders do so by Example During the summer, our team goes through some annual growth. That process often includes some promotions. We’re all familiar with moving people into positions of leadership, whether from above, as peers, or as those working in supporting positions. In our organization, we deal with leadership on so many […]

Smoke Alarms Save Lives

It’s a fact: Smoke alarms save lives. MySafe:LA, the Los Angeles Chapter of The Safe Community Project has been delivering and supporting the proper use of smoke alarms in LA schools and older adult communities. The MySafe:LA smoke alarm initiative began in late 2012, and during the past 18 months, more than 6,000 smoke alarms […]

David Yamahata Joins The Safe Community Project

Bringing 36.5 Years of Firefighting Experience to the Board The board of directors for The Safe Community Project are pleased to announce that David Yamahata has joined the organization. The recently retired Chief Deputy for Emergency Operations for the Los Angeles Fire Department brings 36.5 years of firefighting experience to the board. “I am honored to be a […]