Fire & Safety Education
Learning about fire safety is important for every family and every child. It’s also critical for every senior. Those most at risk are either under the age of five or over the age of 65. And in Los Angeles, the problems of at-risk youth make the education process even more important.
We make the learning process fun. Where else can you go to learn how to prepare a family fire plan, while also being able to put on firefighter turnouts and rolling around with your friends in our “stop, drop, and roll” drills?
We welcome children of all ages (two to 102!) to both of our museums (children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult). During our scheduled presentations, children and their families will learn about the history of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Learning at the LAFD Museum & Memorial includes multiple elements, including the William Rolland Firefighter’s Educational Institute exhibit. Located on the second floor of the Hollywood Museum, this exhibit highlights the various methods employed by the Los Angeles Fire Department to save you in the event of a fire or disaster. The exhibit also honors those firefighters who have demonstrated extreme courage in the face of heat, flames, or other dangers to rescue LA citizens. Finally, a wonderful family video plays that shows you how to prepare your home and family so you can survive in the event of a fire, earthquake or other life-changing event.
We are also supported by a new public safety outreach program that is important for every family, student, teacher, and well… just about everyone who lives in, or works near Los Angeles. The program is called FireSmart:LA and is focused on teaching 4th and 5th grade students about fire and life safety. The program is produced by the official education partner for the Los Angeles Fire Department, MySafe:LA. In concert with the Los Angeles Fire Department and the LAFD Historical Society, as well as other organizations, MySafe:LA is dedicated to helping kids and families get the edge they need to be better prepared in the event of an emergency. You can learn more by visiting the MySafe:LA website.
The LAFD Historical Society is also working to develop additional education experiences for kids of all ages. The best way to learn about the newest additions is to visit our Hollywood or San Pedro museums and to see for yourself. Don’t forget to bring the entire family. We’re looking forward to seeing you soon!