Ready to serve at a moment’s notice, the men and women of the LAFD often make do with just the basics. With 96 percent of their budget allocated for salaries and benefits, there’s no extra money to replace and upgrade the equipment they use.
A state-of-the art website is critical for any public agency, yet the LAFD’s was six years out of date. Launched last month, the new site will eventually serve as a full-blown resource for breaking news, fire safety tips, community events, and more. Unfortunately, no part of it is covered by the city’s budget.
But you can help. Your $50 tax-deductible donation to the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation directly assists the LAFD to provide necessary equipment, allowing our local firefighters and paramedics to focus on doing what they do best: Keeping us safe.