The Riverside City Council, led by Mayor Rusty Bailey honored MySafe:Riverside for the work performed in 2016. After a brief introduction by the Mayor, education director Cameron Barrett delivered a 10-minute slide presentation, highlighting the results of our efforts, including schools visited, events participated in, public service announcements developed and other metrics. Details from the meeting can be found here.
“Riverside is such a diverse and engaging community, it’s easy to fall in love with it,” said William Whitney, MySafe:Riverside’s agency representative. “The kids are what make our programs so much fun,” added Mrs. Barrett. She went on to add that, “having the support of the Mayor, the council and the Riverside Fire Department makes this endeavor a win-win.”
Fire Chief Michael Moore, Battalion Chief Todd Gooch, and the members of Fire Station 1 also attended the event. Chief Moore noted that, “public/private relationships are more important than ever, as budgets remain tight and the need to be in so many places at once taxes our resources.”
MySafe:Riverside commenced working with the Riverside Fire Department in the winter of 2016, visiting schools participating in community events, providing smoke alarms and CO detectors (at no charge), and teaching students how to be “FireSmart” in their homes.
MySafe:Riverside is a unit of the California Fire Prevention Organization, a non-profit public safety organization that collaborates with fire departments across the State of California. No money is taken from fire departments, relying instead on Federal, State, and private grants and gifts. To learn more, visit www.mysafecalifornia.org