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Area E Regional
CERT Committee

Pete Martinez
LACoFD FireFighter
Lead Instructor

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Emely Merina
Cerritos ACERT / CERT
Committee Member

Stacy Barnes
Compton CERT
Committee Member

Rakdy Khlok
Downey CERT
Committee Member

Chuck Martucci
Lakewood CERT
Committee Member


South Gate CERT
Committee Member

 

 Welcome to Area E Regional CERT!

SUPPORTING THE COMMUNITIES OF:
ARTESIA-BELL-BELLFLOWER-BELL GARDENS-CARSON-CERRITOS-COMMERCE-COMPTON-CUDAHY-DOWNEY-HAWAIIAN GARDENS- HUNTINGTON PARK - LA HABRA HEIGHTS-LAKEWOOD-LA MIRADA-LOS ANGELES COUNTY-LYNWOOD-MAYWOOD-MONTEBELLO-NORWALK-PARAMOUNT-PICO RIVERA-SANTA FE SPRINGS-SOUTH GATE-VERNON-WHITTIER


STORM REPORT

Wednesday, January 16 - Thursday, January 17:  LA County will see periods of moderate/heavy rainfall across our area.  Experts predict rain from this sytem will be 1.0 to 1.5 inches between 3:00AM on Wednesday and Midnight Thursday.

  • Heavy rain may cause debris flows on recent burn scars, rock slides on canyon roads and areas of urban flooding.
  • Strong winds may cause travel impacts and areas of downed trees, power outages and property damage.
  • Mountain travel will be significantly impacted over the Sierra with several feet of snow likely.

Friday, January 18 - Saturday, January 19:     Dry conditions across the state with no significant impacts.

Sunday, January 20:   Next round of precipitation possible.

 

During Periods of Significant Rainfall:

  • Avoid areas that are subject to sudden flooding.
  • Do not attempt to drive through a flooded road or walk across a flowing stream of water where the water is near or above your knees.
  • Slow down at intersections, especially those with non-working signal lights, and treat them as stop signs.  Be cautious while driving, especially at night.
  • Take appropriate steps to be prepared by securing personal property and vehicles in areas that are prone to flooding.
  • Avoid unnecessary trips.  If you must travel during the storm, dress in warm, loose layers of clothing.  Advise others of your destination and estimated arrival time.
  • Keep pets inside and ensure they have shelter from the storm.

 

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City of Whittier Advanced CERT Training

 

 

The City of Whittier, Emergency Management Division is seeking new volunteer members to create a City of Whittier ACERT team!

 

If you already possess a Basic CERT card and are able to meet additional eligibility criteria you may be able to become part of Whittier's new

Advanced Community Emergency Response Team (ACERT) program

 

For more information, please contact:

 Brett Petroff, Emergency Operations Coordinator

Email: brett.petroff@cityofwhittier.org

Phone: (562) 567-9819

 

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 Click on Master Calendar to learn more about upcoming training and events.

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Community education, preparedness and self-reliance
are paramount to the overall success of any
Community's ability to respond and recover effectively in
time of crisis.

The CERT program is about community readiness, people helping people, rescuer safety, and
doing the greatest good for the greatest number.

CERT is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where community members will be initially on their own and their actions can make a difference!

Check out the Calendar for Upcoming Events!

 

 

 

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Welcome to the Area E Regional CERT website. We look forward to providing our Los Angeles County, Disaster Management Area - Area E Regional CERT program participants access to upcoming training opportunities, group activities, specialized events, and much more through this invaluable website.

 



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Community education and self-reliance is paramount to the overall success of any City's ability to respond and recover effectively in time of crisis. With the goal of community readiness, Disaster Management Area E established the Regional Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training program. The CERT program is about community readiness, people helping people, rescuer safety, and doing the greatest good for the greatest number. CERT is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where community members will be initially on their own and their actions can make a difference.

The Area E CERT Regional program supports individual Area E Cities' CERT programs by hosting

  Quarterly 
CERT Skill Module training refreshers, specialized skill training classes, an annual exercise, and special events specifically for Area E CERT groups at NO COST.  

 ADVANCED CERT (ACERT) *California Disaster Corps Eligibility    

ACERT members participate as an organized volunteer emergency response team.  ACERT supplements participating City's Emergency Response Team and City Emergency Services Agencies in times of disaster and / or emergency situations.

 ACERT Members volunteer as Disaster Service Workers and agree to be available on a 24-hour call out list; agree to respond to a pre-established Emergency Response Area / Command Post when activated; assist City emergency response teams and emergency services agencies as directed; and participate in other city, county, and state emergency activations as representatives of the Area E Regional CERT Call-Out team. ACERT members participate in ongoing and expanded emergency response training.

 If you are interested in becoming a member of the ACERT program and participating in the Area E Regional CERT Call-Out team, contact your assigned CERT Coordinator and ask them more about the ACERT program. ***Not all CERT groups participate in the ACERT program***

ACERT also provides members with eligibility to participate in
the NEW *California Disaster Corps Program.
Contact your ACERT team to learn more about Disaster Corps!