With 96% of the its budget earmarked for salaries and benefits, the LAFD relies on supplemental private support. Last year, the Foundation provided:
Every sworn member of the LAFD received a brush helmet for use in fighting brush and wildland fires.
Specialized washing machines remove carcinogens and bacteria from firefighters’ turnout gear.
The Foundation ensures that every Los Angeles firefighter is equipped with a modern custom flashlight.
Every LAFD rescue vehicle is now equipped with a set of evacuation stair chairs.
LA’s Urban Search and Rescue canines receive attentive medical care.
The Foundation helped fund state-of-the-art equipment for the LAFD’s arson department.
The Foundation provided money for the LAFD’s youth fire academies and Fire Cadet Program.
A pair of LAFD helicopters are now equipped with night-vision technology.
The Foundation’s flagship program seeks to improve working conditions for firefighters and paramedics at the city’s 106 fire stations.