What We Do

Working hard to make a difference



MySafe:Riverside is a unique public/private partnership between the Riverside City Fire Department and our parent organization, the California Fire Prevention Organization. Together, we’re bringing a new wave of fire and life safety education to the City of Riverside.

Our non-profit, public benefit organization is one of the first private fire and life safety education and awareness organizations in the country. We’re working diligently to make a difference in the community – something many fire departments are calling “Community Risk Reduction.” Our objectives are to create safer homes, schools, and places of business. Riverside is one of the most up and coming communities in the western United States, so we’re delighted to be able to collaborate with your local firefighters, and to bring an informative and powerful series of programs to your city.


We Visit Schools

We love kids. We’ve found that 4th and 5th grade students are filled with curiosity, commitment, and follow through. That makes them perfect candidates to become Junior Fire Inspectors and fire safety students.

Our education teams will be visiting elementary schools in Riverside, and in so doing, will be distributing a number of new tools, curricula, and support for teachers. We don’t show up and lecture. Our visits are filled with video, interactivity, and live demonstrations. We bring the local Riverside Fire Station members with us, so students get a chance to learn from the professional first responders whose sworn duty it is to keep them and their school safe. In short, we give students a learning experience they’ll never forget. If they complete the program, they’ll earn the title of “Junior Fire Inspector.” Who wouldn’t want a Junior Fire Inspector in their home?



Our education teams will be partnering with the Riverside Fire Department and other local agencies to participate in at least one public safety event.  This fall, we’ll join in the “Open House” festivities that people in Riverside come to expect. FREE Smoke Alarms, fire safety materials, and other prizes will be available. Our community events include fire engines, firefighters, safety demonstrations, Bystander CPR instruction, and much more.

When we’re not meeting with the general public, we’re creating events in recreation and parks facilities, museums, senior centers, libraries, and on occasion, fire stations! And it’s not just about fire. We teach people about surviving earthquakes, how to perform Bystander CPR, the importance of having a family escape plan, water safety, burn prevention, smoke alarm installation, sheltering in place, emergency kit assembly and much more.


Have you heard of bean counters? Those folks to count every penny in a company’s finance department? Well, we have “counters,” too. We don’t count beans, but we tally just about everything else. Smoke alarms installed, escape plans delivered, schools visited, students engaged, and all kinds of things. We’re a fairly new organization, so counting our progress will hopefully demonstrate our commitment to public safety, and give us the incentive to work harder with each passing month.

To Succeed, We Need Your Help!

We can’t do it without you.

MySafe:Riverside is funded solely through grants and gifts. Every dollar helps. We exist because of people like you – thoughtful, caring, and community-minded. Riverside is a remarkable city – with museums, remarkable architecture, and a growing sense of creativity and culture. Your gift will give us the energy to reach out and help children, families, and older adults be better prepared in the event of a 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 make Riverside safer, more prepared and more resilient.

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