About LA Fire Season
Help your local LAFD firefighters. Your gift helps provide tools, equipment and resources for the first responders who are saving lives and property this wildfire season.
The LAFD Foundation is actively seeking funds to equip all 3,300 sworn LAFD members with equipment such as:
BRUSH CLEARANCE TOOLS + EQUIPMENT
Clearing brush, cutting fire roads and creating natural barriers in anticipation of fire season can save homes and lives. The process is labor-intensive and exhausting. These rugged kits are specially designed to help firefighters and ground crews cut through brush and remove potential fuel sources.
STRUCTURE FIRE GLOVES
Structure gloves are used during residential fires, commercial fires, and high-rise fires. Structure fires present some of the most challenging and dangerous working conditions imaginable. High heat, flames, and toxic smoke from furniture and building materials create a risk-filled environment requiring the ultimate in fire protection.
UAS AIRCRAFT (DRONES) + EQUIPMENT
The LAFD's Unmanned Aerial Systems Program (“UAS”) deploys drones for a variety of incident types, including structure fires, brush and wildfires, swift water rescues, hazmat operations, and search and rescue missions.
Drones can be equipped with high definition cameras, thermal (heat) imaging, gas monitoring sensors, and other tools that give incident commanders real-time data for improved situational analysis and decision making.