Wednesday morning report, July 8

Five things to know this Wednesday morning: 

1.) Downey Police issued 20 citations for illegal fireworks on July 4, authorities announced. That's down from 25 last year.


2.) The Compton Fire Department, one of Downey's mutual aid partners, has been ordered to remove defibrillators from its trucks and ambulances due to insufficient proof that firefighters had been properly trained on the devices. 

From the L.A. Times

"Officials say it may take several weeks to train the firefighters or verify their credentials. In the meantime, some units that arrive first at the scene of a cardiac arrest could be limited to providing CPR until highly trained paramedic rescuers arrive to deliver an electronic shock."

3.) In a classy move, Downey High's football team presented a plaque to Chick-Fil-A in recognition of their support. 

"We are beyond excited to post this!," the restaurant posted on Facebook. "GO VIKINGS!"


4.) The Downey Sister Cities Association meets at 6 p.m. tonight at the Columbia Memorial Space Center. 


5.) The Third Marine Aircraft Wing Band performs at Furman Park at 7 p.m., part of the city's summer concerts in the park series Free admission, bring blankets and chairs.