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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 Safe Community Project News. 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.

Those Nasty Yellow Wildflowers

They’re lovely to look at. They grow and spread faster than the wildest weed. They can cover an entire hillside in less than a week. I’m talking about Brassica Nigra, or more commonly called Black Mustard. You can use the seeds to make mustard. The plant is edible. It’s also

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Change Your Passwords

Change your passwords! For some, that is about as reasonable as asking, “please stop smoking.”  True, smoking can kill you, but losing all of your online “stuff,” or even worse, being hijacked and blackmailed might make you wish you had a disease (as a more agreeable option). Neither are fun.

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An Emphasis on Training

With years of experience behind us, our course development and technology subject matter experts provide our organization with a unique blend of active fire service engagement, forward-looking understanding of technology, and award-winning product producers.  We’re often asked what makes working with our organization different, and the most direct answer is:

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Operational Plans for Safer Communities

The Safe Community Project dedicates a few days every year to focus on the open issues, gaps, and needs of the greater Los Angeles and Riverside communities regarding a combination of wildfire, house fires, earthquakes, and other disasters. Additionally, our training and film unit spends equal time evaluating the best

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When People Die in Fires

In 2014, nine people died in house fires in the City of Los Angeles in just the first 90 days of the year. Interim LAFD Fire Chief James Featherstone and MySafe:LA Executive Director David Barrett collaborated on the development of a plan to engage residents in the immediate area surrounding

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California Assembly Hearing on Insurance

The Safe Community Project participated in a State Assembly hearing on wildfire insurance conducted in Pasadena California on December 13, 2023. Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara delivered a presentation during which he laid out the department’s plans for supporting the improvement of wildfire insurance in the state.  According to Commissioner Lara,

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