LAFD FOUNDATION

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Location: 1875 Century Park East, Suite 200 Los Angeles CA 90067 USA

Mission: Public safety is the most important function of city government. Protecting all of us, preventing disasters and taking care of us when they occur is the work of the Fire Department. The Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation helps our firefighters and paramedics serve us with courage, integrity and pride. We are a support group, providing financial support and community backing to the men and women who serve us. Your support at ANY level tells the members of LAFD that we care about the work they do for us. More importantly, providing essential equipment, technology and training keeps our world-class Fire Department at the top of its ability to serve. Our funding begins where the city budget stops.
Results: ■Computers and a printer-plotter for the Planning Division to run ADAM software. ADAM analyzes response data and enables the department to make deployment decisions in minutes, rather than the days it took before the software and hardware were available. ■Services of a grant development consultant to assist the department in identifying and writing grant requests to obtain federal funding. ■Laptop computer and accessories to support the Department’s Network Staffing System (NSS), the backbone for tracking member information and sworn payroll. ■Funded two youth programs, Pacific Coast Fire Academy and Crenshaw High School Fire Academy, to provide training and exposure to the fire services to high school students. ■Wildland hose packs for two fire companies. ■Kennels for FEMA task force urban search and rescue dogs.
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Rating: 5 stars  

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I've worked directly with the LAFDF for eight months, and have rarely encountered a group of more concerted, committed people. Still in its infancy and with the capacity to go much, much further, the foundation has a clear mission and the necessary passion to support LAFD's firefighters for the long run. And they need it: The LAFD is critically underfunded. The foundation's president, Karen Wagener, is a tornado of committed energy, always willing to go the extra distance to generate the support needed to make a difference for these local heroes. I've witnessed enough of these kinds of foundations to recognize the great ones, and the LAFDF is exactly that. Please support them today!

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As a banker for the LAFD Foundation I became aware of struggles that the Los Angeles Fire Department face. Through volunteering at events and attending board member meetings I learned about challanges and shortages at local fire stations that I couldn't even imagine existed. The LAFD Foundation is able to address specific needs of local fire stations and assist stations with protecting the coomunity. My time will always be available for this cause.

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Life-changing

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2013

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The LAFD Foundation is an outstanding non-profit organization that has greatly assisted the Los Angeles Fire Department during these current budgetary times. As the Deputy Chief in charge of training for the Department we have been very fortunate to have the Foundation assist with our current Leadership program, recruitment projects, and other training programs. The Foundation's funding has allowed the Training Bureau to truly provide a higher level of training programs that is reflected in our overall professionalism as emergency service providers. Thank you again to the Foundation and all the contributing members for all that you do for the LAFD!

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Life-changing

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2012

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As coordinator of the Los Angeles Metro F.I.R.E Academy, I have personally witnessed the positive impact on lives of young at risk youth from south Los Angeles, Ths impact could not have been realized except for the support of the Los Angele Fire Foundation. There are countess stories I could share, but one in particular was when we were interviewing students for leadership roles in the academy. One student when asked why he should be considered for the role related this story: "One day after school, I arrived home a couple of minutes later than I was suppose to, my dad yelled at me and through me out of the house. I had no where to go, so as I was walking I found a card board box and went back near my friends house found a spot I thought would be safe and slept in the box. I awake the next day and went to school". This kid slept in a card board box and went to school each day until he was able to find a shelter. He now lives in a boarding home still with a vision to Graduate and be a leader. I want to thank the Los Angeles Fire Foundation for playing a part in instilling courage and discipline in this kids life.

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Life-changing

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Definitely

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2011

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