Backing the LAFD
Through the generous support of the donations made by individuals, private foundations, and corporations, the LAFD Foundation has funded many life-saving pieces of equipment. We couldn't have done it without the donors.
Below you will find just a few examples of the funded items.
With the help of the Annenberg and Wasserman Foundation, we were able to equip every LAFD firefighter with two new pairs of gloves that offer maximum grip and dexterity while protecting against exposure to chemicals, carcinogens, heat and direct flame.
RS3 Firefighting Robot
The Los Angeles Fire Department is the first in the nation to add a robotic firefighting vehicle to its fleet. The RS3 will be housed with the Urban Search and Rescue team at Fire Station 3 in Downtown Los Angeles and will be deployed to incidents.
The Adopt-a-Fire-Station program (AAFS) is designed to improve or sustain the quality of life in the station by supplying appliances, equipment, and tools that aren’t included in the city budget. In 2018, the LAFD Foundation purchased about 10 ice machines and over 20 items of gym equipment.
Thermal Imaging Cameras
With the generosity of our donors, we have been able provide every single firefighter in the field with a Thermal Imaging Camera (TIC). The Los Angeles Fire Department became the first ever to do this. To view the news coverage on this, watch the video below.
We have been able to equip every single LAFD firefighter with a Mystery Ranch hydration backpack. This piece of equipment is specifically designed for firefighters. It carries a 3-quart hydration pack along with a fire shelter, a heavyweight foil tent crucial for firefighters overrun by a fire.
Wildland Fire Helmets
These helmets protect those out on the field from harmful UV rays and heat-related exhaustion. Now, every single firefighter has been equipped with new helmets.