SoCalGas fuels helmet campaign with $5,000 gift


Use your head: Wear a helmet.

Anaheim Fire & Rescue underscored that core message of its “Wear Your Helmet Like A Pro” initiative when officials recently gathered with local children to highlight Southern California Gas Co.’s $5,000 donation to the safety initiative.

Anaheim Fire Chief Randy R. Bruegman launched the helmet safety campaign to reduce the risk of head trauma to kids riding bicycles, scooters and skateboards.

The Fireman’s Fund insurance company, the Disneyland Resort, and the Angels and Ducks sports franchises also have teamed up with AF&R to spread the word about helmet safety.

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At the recent gathering to mark the gift from SoCalGas, AF&R firefighters reminded the kids that safety helmets are a core piece of their fire gear.

“Southern California Gas Company’s commitment to our youth is to be applauded,” Bruegman said. “Our firefighters and SoCalGas’ personnel recognize that helmet safety is imperative to preventing major injuries. Thanks to them, hundreds of Anaheim youth will now be protected from serious head trauma.”

Jennifer Vaughn, public affairs manager at SoCalGas, told the kids that safety always comes first at her company.

“It’s a core value that we demonstrate through action and investment,” Vaughn said.

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With the start of the school year rapidly approaching, AF&R again will partner with the city’s seven school districts to promote the program to kids in kindergarten through 9th grade.

Helmets also have been distributed to each of the 11 Anaheim fire stations for fire personnel to distribute to the public.

To learn more about the “Wear Your Helmet Like A Pro” campaign, visit Companies and individuals interested in making a donation can visit Anaheim Community Foundation at

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