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November 18, 2016
House fires, car accidents, chemical spills, medical emergencies, earthquakes — the Los Angeles Fire Department must be prepared for anything.
Yet most Angelenos don’t realize that 96% of the fire department’s budget is already earmarked for salaries and benefits — which means crucial equipment and supplemental training must be paid for using funds from outside the LAFD.
That’s where we come in. The Foundation is the LAFD’s single largest source of private support. Since 2010, we’ve donated more than $4 million to the Department. From flashlights and night-vision goggles to fitness equipment and money for new-recruit training, the Foundation relies on private donations from folks like you to support the city's first responders.
But we can’t do it without your help.
We work directly with the Department, assessing its needs and directing funds where they’ll go the furthest. The LAFD relies on us — and we rely on you to help us support our firefighters.
A gift to the Foundation today makes our city safer. Period.
The future of L.A.’s safety is in your hands.