A representative from one of the nation’s leading banking institutions will discuss how it plans for a disaster at the Tuesday, May 17 meeting of the Los Angeles City Fire Department’s Westside Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) in the training room of Fire Station 5, 8900 Emerson Ave., Westchester.

Julie Davenport, assistant vice president and regional emergency manager for Wells Fargo in Southern California, will be the event’s featured speaker.

The meeting will address how Wells Fargo plans for the unexpected, using private and public partnerships with 17 different sectors such as government, nonprofit organizations, faith-based institutions and others.

Davenport has worked in business continuity and emergency management for over 15 years and in addition to her duties at Wells Fargo, she is chair of SoCalfirst and a member of the Association of Contingency Planners, the Business and Industry Council for Emergency Planning and Preparedness and the Earthquake County Alliance.

The meeting is scheduled from 7 to 9 p.m. and is sponsored by CERT teams from West Los Angeles, representing CERT volunteers in Battalions 4, 9, and 18.

Admission is free.

Due to space limitations, those interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP to www.lafdbatt4cert@gmail.com.

CERT members, who are one of several volunteer organizations that assist LAFD, are trained in emergency first aid and other disaster response skills including fighting small fires, light search and rescue and triage.

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