Sandbags for Homebound Seniors Wins at County P&Q Awards

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31st Productivity and Quality Awards, October 18, 2017

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Chief Executive Office, and the Quality and Productivity Commission celebrated quality service in Los Angeles County by presenting its 31st Productivity and Quality Awards on October 18, 2017, at the Grand Hall of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department received multiple recognition awards in collaboration with other County Departments. The Sandbags for Homebound Seniors program received the Customer Service Award for identifying vulnerable homebound seniors and the development of preparedness strategies to keep them safe from torrential rain. The pilot was implemented for the winter of 2015-16, but due to its success has become a seasonal program.

A Movement Begins: LA County’s Homeless Initiative program received both the Outstanding Teamwork Award and the Commission Top Ten Award Winner (10). The program began in August 2015 and required an unprecedented collaborative effort comprised of over 100 community providers, 30 cities, and 25 County departments implementing best practices to combat homelessness.

The Department also received two Special Merit Plaque awards in collaboration with other County departments for two projects: Improving Patient Safety Through Collaboration and LORD OF THE PLANS – Update LA County General Plan.

A Certificate of Recognition was solely awarded to the Department for the Fire/EMS Cardiac Arrest Quality Improvement project.