In 2013, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved the concept of a foundation that would support the Los Angeles County Fire Department in its efforts to provide fire and life safety education and training throughout LA County. In November of 2015, in conjunction with the proposed development of Fire Safety Town, the Los Angeles County Fire Department Foundation was incorporated. The Foundation obtained its 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation status in March of 2016. Two months later, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved an agreement between the Fire District and the Foundation, which allows us to carry out our mission of fundraising, creating, and completing fire and life safety education and training programs for children and adults.
“Injuries are the most under-recognized public health problems facing the United States today,” according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At the Los Angeles County Fire Department Foundation, our goal is to educate the community not only on fire safety, but on the many safety issues that are also life issues. As such, our goal is to raise awareness of the need for fire and life safety education and to develop the avenues needed to provide that education to the public in coordination with the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Together, we can prepare ourselves for the issues that could threaten our safety or the safety of our loved ones.
We raise awareness of the need for Fire and Life Safety Education.
We are an avenue to coordinate and provide that education in cooperation with the Los Angeles County Fire.
We provide a presence at community events to foster support for the Foundation.
We offer support to community sponsored events that fit the purpose of the Foundation.
The mission of the Los Angeles County Fire Department Foundation is to create, coordinate and support the fire and life safety education efforts of the Los Angeles County Fire Department as well as provide a supporting role for other Fire Department programs. The Foundation will seek to raise the funds necessary to support and sustain these efforts that will have a positive impact on the citizens and firefighters of Los Angeles County.