Re: Fire Safety Card (City of Los Angeles)
Thought I'd share the results of a few hours of digging on this subject.
These cards are obtained by instructors (typically retired firefighters) certified by the City of Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD). You can obtain a list of certified instructors who can issue the Los Angeles City Fire Safety Card (note: LAFD personnel sometimes refer to this card as a "Fire Life Safety Card" - they mean the same thing). These cards are valid for 4 years of issue. Some employers
require this card/certification for employment as student nurse, RN, CNA, EMT, healthcare tech, phys therapist, etc. You can obtain the most recent list of certified instructors serving the greater Los Angeles metro area
by either (preferably) emailing Capt. Michael White (LAFD) at email@example.com
or calling him at 213-978-3730. Some instructors are flexible on time and dates if you can arrange a group of six or more students. Some instructors can fit you in at their gigs at local hospitals or clinics others will not.
Heads up: Presently (as of this date, June 10, 2011), there are NO
authorized online providers for the LA Fire Safety card, so beware of online companies purporting to offer these cards. The 3M, Canadian, and Florida online courses for fire safety certification are NOT
the same as the LA City Fire Safety Card. I know for certain that UCLA Ronald Reagan (Westwood) and UCLA Santa Monica do not accept the three just mentioned.
(Revised June 10, 2011)