Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Los Angeles firefighters can win prizes for agreeing to get the Covid19 vaccine


Vaccinated firefighters get entered into a raffle where the gifts include Canary home security cameras, Google Nest entertainment systems, Aventon fixed-gear bicycles and gift cards for Airbnb and Lyft, according to a memo distributed by [the Fire Chief] last week.

The gifts will be funded by the LAFD Foundation, a nonprofit organization that raises money to support the department, according to the memo.

The influence campaign and incentives are needed because turnout thus far is far from universal, even though firefighters were the first city workers to get access to the vaccine. Only 1,000 out of 3,400 were vaccinated in the first week, according to the chief.