The Los Angeles County Fire Department received two prestigious recognitions at the 32nd annual Productivity and Quality Awards (PQA) ceremony, held at the Music Center on Wednesday, October 10, 2018.
The yearly PQA luncheon spotlights Department-led programs that innovatively achieve savings while also delivering the best in social service.
“These projects represent investments that transform lives, foster vibrant and resilient communities, and realize tomorrow’s government today,” stated County CEO Sachi Hamai. “We can be proud of the work our departments are doing to innovate and deliver value to residents and taxpayers.”
This year, the Quality and Productivity Commission recognized the Department with two of the three highest-level Top 10 awards; a Silver Eagle Award for the “ADD to Improve Pre-Hospital Patient Care” program and a Bronze Eagle Award for a multi-department collaboration on the “Hepatitis A Outbreak Response”.
The 2018 Gold Eagle Award winner was the “Parks After Dark” program, a collaboration of the Department of Parks and Recreation with the Departments of Mental Health, Public Health, Children and Family Services, Probation, Sheriff and the Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services.
Below is this year’s list of Top 10 PQA Winners:
- ADD to Improve Pre-Hospital Patient Care (Fire Department)
- Homeless Task Force: Home Is Where Your Health Is (Health Services, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Clinical Social Work Department)
- The Great Read Away: Fine Forgiveness for Youth (LA County Library)
- Virtual Autopsy Program (Medical Examiner-Coroner with Third District)
- Creating Super First Responders (Mental Health with District Attorney)
- Parks After Dark (Parks and Recreation with Mental Health, Public Health, Children and Family Services, Probation, Sheriff and the Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services)
- Campus Kilpatrick and the LA Model (Probation with Public Works, Health Services, Mental Health and the Los Angeles County Office of Education)
- Exide’s Exit: Unprecedented Community Empowerment (Public Health with First District, Health Services and Mental Health)
- Hepatitis A Outbreak Response (Public Health with Health Services, Sheriff, Fire and Human Resources)
- Property Evidence and Laboratory Management System (Sheriff’s Department)