Koreatown is a very diverse neighborhood in Central Los Angeles. Near downtown Los Angeles, it is centered at Eighth Street and Western Avenue. It is the most densely populated neighborhood in the City of Los Angeles with 120,000 residents in 2.7 square miles. It is a vibrant and exciting area with an eclectic feel and a wide variety of different
cultures and languages.
In 2015, the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region provided assistance to families and individuals affected by more than six major fires in Koreatown.
Experts agree that working smoke alarms increase the probability of surviving a home fire by 50%.
That is why the Red Cross and key Koreatown organizations and leaders have joined forces.
By the end of December, twenty-six Koreatown-based organizations signed on to PrepareLA Resiliency Coalition. At the first meeting, coalition members planned the first community based activity – a Home Fire Preparedness Campaign event in January. They identified potential new partners critical to that event – partners that could provide volunteers, secure appointments and plan a press conference
the Friday prior.
New community outreach events were scheduled in Koreatown, with over 5,500 Koreatown residents receiving preparedness information.
• Aztecs Rising
• City of Los Angeles – Emergency
• Community Police Advisory Board – LAPD
• Homies Unidos
• Korean Youth Community Center
• LAPD Olympic Division
• Little Bangladesh Improvements, Inc.
• MacArthur Park Neighborhood Council
• The Office of Assembly Member Miguel
• The Office of Congressman Xavier Becerra
• The Office of Council President Herb J.
• The Office of Senate President pro
Tempore Kevin de León
• Olympic Booster Association Foundation
• Olympic Neighborhood Watch
• Professional Community Intervention
• Robert F Kennedy Community Schools
• Wilshire BID
• Wilshire Center Koreatown Neighborhood Council
Home Fire Preparedness Smoke Alarm Installation – Saturday, May 21 (Koreatown)