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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

LAFD Foundation Seeks to Purchase 3300 Brush Helmets #CaFire

Did you know? Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) firefighters and paramedics sometimes have to buy their own equipment due to city budget cuts. That's where the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation steps in and helps purchase important items like flashlights, hose packs and more.

LAFD Foundation - Answering the Call For Help



We are humbled that some of the public have asked what they can do to help. Right now the Foundation is working hard to purchase 3300 Brush Helmets for fighting wildfires - enough for every firefighter, and as previously mentioned, 70 Extractor machines for washing firefighter’s protective clothing gear - which protect firefighters from carcinogens and blood pathogens.

Whether it’s $45 to buy a brush helmet, or $6000 to buy an extractor machine, your support of the LAFD Foundation has a direct impact - and all donations are tax deductible.



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