A modern urban fire department relies on sophisticated systems at every level. More than any single need, the LAFD lacks fully updated equipment and technology — from new hand tools to hand-held tablets and computers.
Fire safety education and outreach are essential. The Foundation helps the LAFD to better train its members, improve its leadership, and strengthen its ties to the community.
Cadets programs — including the annual Cadet Muster and fire magnet high schools — provide mentorship and life skills for young people who may choose a career in fire service.