That’s just some of the things that happen when MySafe:California visits your school. Do you go to school in LA? Are you in 4th or 5th grade? Then we want to hear from you! All you have to do is tell your parents or teachers that you want MySafe:California to come to your school. Share our website with them – mysafela.org – and tell them to reach out to us at education @ my safe la dot org. We’ll get you scheduled for a fire safety assembly like no other. You’re going to have a blast! You’re going to LOVE it. And more importantly, you’re going to learn some really valuable fire and life safety skills.
There are a two different kinds of visits we can schedule at your school.
This presentation lasts about an hour. Usually, the adventure begins in the school auditorium. A MySafe:California instructor and a Los Angeles Fire Department Company Commander (Captain) introduce themselves. A six minute safety video is then shown, demonstrating the importance of a family escape plan and how to practice it. After the video has been completed, the team tests you to see what you learned. Don’t worry. There aren’t any grades, and when you get an answer correct, you have a chance to win prizes!
MySafe:California instructors cover basic fire safety information regarding:
The fire Captain then introduces members of his crew. If the crew has time, they lead you out of the auditorium to the playground. This may seem obvious, but in reality, you’re learning to take directions from firefighters, which you’ll need to do in case of an emergency. Usually you get the chance to practice “Get Low and Go” on your way out the door. Once outside, you’ll get a chance to check out the fire apparatus, plus:
If you want more in depth fire safety lessons, then ask to join our Jr Fire Inspector program. We come to your school 2-3 times for an hour-long assembly each time. You’ll learn all the basic skills we teach in our traditional FireSmart:LA assembly, plus you’ll learn how to inspect your homes for fire safety.
We teach you what to look for and send you home with a fire inspection form. Some of the things you’ll be on the lookout for include:
If you don’t have working smoke alarms, we’ll give you some of free, including batteries! And when you successfully complete the program and inspect your home for safety, you’ll officially become a Jr Fire Inspector, complete with badge!