Irving I. Moskowitz Foundation

Los Angeles County Fire Department

The Irving I. Moskowitz Foundation is proud to support the Los Angeles County Fire Department and their Community Outreach Program. The Moskowitz Foundation has donated $10,000 to the Charitable Giving Campaign BBQ.

The Irving I. Moskowitz Foundation is a charitable, non-profit foundation which is dedicated to improving and enriching the lives of people. This is based on the principle “he who has saved one life, it is as if he has saved the world.”

The Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Community Outreach Program establishes programs such as school visits, safety expos and special events. The programs often consists presentations by uniformed firefighters with question and answer sessions. Materials available for presentation include slide shows, videos, handouts, stickers and hats. All programs tend to focus on general injury prevention, safety, fire prevention and escape in case of fire. The Fire Department’s representative presents information in a manner that is appropriate for different age groups. Generating interest in the profession of firefighters generates important safety and fire prevention awareness in the community. Studies show that young children are at an elevated risk of getting seriously injured or dying in residential fires. Public awareness campaigns and education programs can help keep children and families safe from the threat of home fires.

The mission of the Los Angeles Fire Department is "to protect lives, the environment and property by providing prompt, skillful and cost-effective fire protection and life safety services.” The Los Angeles County Fire Department aims to be an exemplary organization acclaimed for their national reputation, their regional strength, and their hometown attentiveness to provide fire protection and life safety services. The Los Angeles County Fire Department serves all of the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles and more than fifty cities. Serving a population well over several million, Los Angeles County firefighters are dedicated in protecting the communities they live and serve in.

Dr. Irving Moskowitz and Mrs. Cherna Moskowitz support the community and those that protect safety and welfare of the public. With the support of organizations, such as the Moskowitz Foundation, the Los Angeles County Fire Department can make a difference in the lives of those who live in the communities they protect and live in.

Shortly after the successful conclusion of this event, the Los Angeles County Fire Department began the process of planning for next year’s event. With financial support from organizations like the Moskowitz’s they hope to make next year’s event even more successful.

As Los Angeles County has struggled with a weak economy, many cities are affected by budget challenges, which can impact fire department funding. Nevertheless, the Los Angeles County Fire Department remains committed in serving the community and organizing community outreach programs. These programs are made possible by the generous donations from the Irving I. Moskowitz Foundation.