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Greetings! May Newsletter

Greetings and welcome back to the May Newsletter. We'd like to share a couple of updates with you...

The City of Downey recently completed its Spring Community Emergency Response Team training with a graduation ceremony on April 21st.  The City also partnered with Downey High School to conduct a Teen CERT Program.  The Sports Medicine Teacher incorporated CERT into his curriculum to provide training on Suppression and Light Search and Rescue. Fifty-two students took advantage of this training and the City is looking forward to future collaborations with other groups.

A free community workshop on “Mass Shootings” will be presented on Tuesday, May 29 from 1 to 4 PM at Cerritos Park East, 13234 East 166th Street,  Cerritos.  The presenter will be Dr. Tony Beliz from the Department of Mental Health, Los Angeles County.  In order to attend you must RSVP by May 22, 2018.  Space is limited.

A moulage class is scheduled for Saturday, May 26, from 9 to 11 AM in the Cerritos Sheriff’s Station/Community Safety Center meeting room. If interested in attending the class please contact Emely Merina at, or call 562-916-1252.

Role players are needed for an Active Shooter Exercise at Metropolitan State Hospital in Norwalk on Tuesday, June 5. Details are being finalized.  If interested in participating please contact Emely Merina at, or call 562-916-1252.

The City of Pico Rivera will be holding a basic CERT class on June 16, 23 and 30 at Pico Park. Registration information will be posted shortly.

The City of Downey will host a Spanish CERT Class June 22-24.  The hours of the class are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.  To register go to  Please share the news, class will be canceled if registrations do not meet the minimum requirement.

Following is a list of upcoming events in our Area E cities (fliers will be posted as they become available):

  • Cerritos

o    Cerritos Safety Expo, Saturday, May 19, 2018, 1 to 4 PM, Cerritos Park East

o   Moulage Class, Saturday, May 26, 9 -11 AM, Cerritos Sheriff’s Station

o   Mass Shooting Presentation, May 29, 1 to 4 PM, Cerritos Park East

  • Downey

o   Spanish CERT Class, June 22-24, register at

o   Basic CERT Class, September 22, 29 and October 6. Downey Fire Station #1

  • Norwalk

o   Active Shooter Exercise, Metropolitan State Hospital, Tuesday, June 5

  • Pico Rivera

o   Basic CERT Class, June 16, 23 and 30. Pico Park.


Current CERT programs in Area E:

  • City of Cerritos. POC:  Emely Merina
  • City of Commerce. POC: Ernie Fierro
  • City of Compton. POC: Stacy Barnes
  • City of Downey. POC:  Rakdy Khlok
  • City of Lakewood. POC: Chuck Martucci
  • City of Whittier. POC: Brad Petroff
Posted by : Villa , Zaira Updated on :05/30/2018