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To reduce the threat to life from fire utilizing technology, education, and localized awareness for the fire service and the general public.

The California Fire Prevention Organization (CFPO) is a non-profit public benefit 501 (c) (3) corporation. The organization is focused on reducing injuries and fatalities as a result of fire throughout the State of California.

CFPO is focused on education and awareness, both for specific segments of the public and the fire service. By demonstrating a commitment to community risk reduction (CRR), not just as a phrase for PR, but as a functional process, a new series of fire education initiatives will be shared across the state.

CFPO is managed by an experienced, highly trained board of directors, all from either the fire service or with higher education leadership expertise.

Combined, our team has collectively presented to more than 670,000 students during the past 33 years, primarly in southern California. Presentations and programs have been delivered to more than 250,000 students in the 4th and 5th grades by our experts in just the past four years.

Our organization is unique in that we have expertise in multiple disciplines.
By topic, note how our expertise is applied:

Fire Prevention

Retired assistant fire chief, retired fire captain, active battalion chief, active paramedic, and consulting active deputy fire chief make up our fire prevention group


Past network news director, university broadcast journalism professor, two-time Oscar award-winning film producer, experienced camera operator, PR director make up our film/media group.


Active fire service educator, former associate professor, active elementary school teacher, and courseware development expert make up our education group.


Award winning web engineer, two formally trained web developers, active social media expert consultant, and Information Technology manager make up our Internet group.

The formula for program accountability and success is based around expertise in collaborative team management. Each contributor understands their roles and responsibilities. The execution of our programs is an ongoing, daily activity. A full-time focus on results and the metrics that demonstrate success is at the core of the CFPO mission.

Professional Management

An experienced board of directors, combined with a highly trained Executive Officer manage MySafe:California. The management team includes fire officers, educators, and health experts. All officers donate their time.

Collaborative Engagement

Our programs take nationally recognized concepts in fire and life safety and localize them for better community engagement. We partner with fire departments and other agencies to ensure we’re sharing expertise, not duplicating it.

Community Risk Reduction

Our team focuses on studying a community, identifying risks, and evaluating those risks. Then we develop and deploy risk-reduction programs that help people within that community be better prepared.

We can’t do it without you.

MySafe:California is funded soley through grants and gifts. Every dollar helps. We exist because of people like you – thoughtful, caring, and community-minded. California is a big state, and there are a number of significant risks that affect thousands of people every day. Your gift will give us the energy to reach out and help make people’s homes and communities better prepared for disaster. There’s always money after a disaster – we’re working to prevent the disaster in the first place. Every year there are more people to prepare, more kids to teach, and more older adults to keep safe. Help us continue our mission. Help us make California safer, more prepared and more resilient.

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