Los Angeles County Fire Department Foundation

The Los Angeles County Fire Department Foundation was created to serve a key purpose in the community: to assist the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s efforts to educate and train the public on fire and life safety. These youth and community-based programs are essential to promoting the safety and well-being of every person in the Los Angeles County area.

The Foundation will carry out its mission by introducing local youths and adults to basic safety practices and emergency services, including pedestrian safety, calling 911, bicycle safety, disaster preparedness, fire safety, stranger danger, internet safety and other key topics that affect their day-to-day lives or that may arise in emergency situations.

A well-prepared community is less prone to accidents and is less vulnerable when disaster strikes. Through fire and life safety education and training programs, the Los Angeles County Fire Department Foundation’s support can give people of all ages the tools they need to protect themselves, protect their loved ones, and pass these lessons on to family and friends. Our goal is to “provide life lessons that last a lifetime!”

Fire Safety Town Project

One of our primary missions at the Los Angeles County Fire Department Foundation is raising funds to construct Fire Safety Town, a unique facility designed to provide children with the hands-on experience of safety training in a controlled environment. We are planning on building this facility adjacent to a Los Angeles County Fire Station. It will be equipped to provide classroom instruction as well as interactive facilities, such as a kitchen and children’s bedroom, to demonstrate in-home safety. The outdoor portion of the facility will be a 5/8th scale “town” where students can practice what they have learned in the classroom. Sitting on approximately one acre, Fire Safety Town will provide a truly unique, fun, and effective fire and life safety training experience for children across Los Angeles County.

Prev Next

Fire Chief Keith Klinger with Walt Disney, the first of only a handful of Honorary Fire Chiefs of the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Photo dated 1956.

Our History

The concept of a Los Angeles County Fire Department Foundation was originally approved by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in 2013, to address the shortfall in funding for public fire and life safety education through the County Fire Department. The Foundation was incorporated in 2015 and received its 501(c)(3) status in March of 2016. In May of that same year, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved an agreement between the Foundation and the Fire District (Los Angeles County Fire Department) to work collaboratively to raise the necessary funds to support public life and fire safety education efforts of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

Prev Next