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CERT Assists with Memorial for LAFD Firefighter Wong – June 16, 2017

LOS ANGELES – Accompanied by hundreds of first responders and dignitaries from across the western United States who joined them in mourning, the men and women of the Los Angeles Fire Department gathered on June 16, 2017 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, to celebrate the life of fallen LAFD Firefighter Kelly Wong, who died in an on-duty training incident on June 3.

LAFD CERT was requested to assist with set up of table/chairs/pop-ups, traffic/crowd control and hydration at the cathedral and at the reception.

LAFD CERT extends its heartfelt condolences to Firefighter Wong’s family and friends and to the men and woman of the LAFD on their tragic loss.

LAFD CERT & ACS Assist in the 2016 Hollywood Parade – Nov. 27, 2016

As in past years, LAFD CERT and LAFD ACS were happy to provide services to the 2016 Hollywood Parade held November 27th. The crowd was in a very festive mood, and the volunteers were thanked and wished Merry Christmas by those that attended. There were approximately 15 LAFD ACS volunteers and 24 CERT volunteers participating.

Main staging was at Fire Station 27 with the briefing given by Battalion 5 Chief Miyagishima where he alerted the volunteers to keep on the lookout for suspicious trucks that could be used as a weapon toward the crowd and gave specific instructions in the event of an active shooter situation. There were 3 Fire Stations involved and each station had two teams, one stationary at a First Aid Station and the other team circulated in the vicinity of the station mixing with the crowds. No incidents were reported, but with the winds picking up at 1900, it made […]