About LA Fire Season
Help your local LAFD firefighters. Your gift helps provide tools, equipment, and resources for the first responders saving lives and property this wildfire season.
The LAFD Foundation is actively seeking funds to equip our LAFD members battling wildfires with equipment such as:
NIGHT VISION GOGGLES
Night vision goggles (NVGs) are worn by the LAFD’s helicopter pilots while conducting nighttime and low visibility operations. The goggles are necessary for pilots during brush fires, search and rescue missions, and other emergencies with potential structural or natural flight hazards.
STRIKE TEAM GO KITS
Strike Team Go Kits consist of the communications gear, weather monitoring instruments, tools, and overnight equipment the LAFD’s strike teams deployed for lengthy assignments in remote areas. The LAFD hopes to secure enough supplies to equip three strike teams before the 2021 fire season.
BRUSH PATROL SKID UNITS
The LAFD is requesting help outfitting five existing brush patrol pickups with new skid units. Skid units consist of a motor, high-powered water pump, 200-gallon reservoir, and 200 feet of hose, and all are affixed on an aluminum frame. The skid units are designed to be easily mounted to the bed of a pickup truck. These units can become essentially covert a standard Department pickup truck into a versatile firefighting resource. Strategic use of skid unit-equipped trucks allows the Department to keep larger apparatus at the forefront of the firefights.