Block captains to receive training

DOWNEY - Neighborhood watch block captains will receive emergency preparedness training Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Columbia Memorial Space Center.Block captains will receive handouts and view a PowerPoint presentation on emergency preparedness. Volunteers from the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will also be on-hand. "The event will serve as a great way for block captains and CERT volunteers to meet and learn more about their fellow volunteers," said Mark Sauter, emergency services manager for the city of Downey. The presentation will focus on what block captains can do to help their neighbors during an emergency, and how to help their neighborhoods prepare for a disaster. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of teamwork and pre-planning. This is the third training session for block captains. Previous sessions received "favorable reviews," said Sauter. For more information, e-mail Sauter at

********** Published: December 8, 2011 - Volume 10 - Issue 34