Los Angeles Fire Chief Brian Cummings will be the featured speaker at the department’s Westside Community Emergency Response Team meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25 in the training room of Fire Station 5, 8900 S. Emerson Ave., Westchester.

Admission is free.

Cummings is a 31-year veteran of LAFD, having served as a firefighter, engineer, captain, battalion chief, assistant chief and chief of staff before being appointed by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in July to lead the department.

The meeting is sponsored by the Community Emergency Response Team from the West Los Angeles area, which represents CERT volunteers in LAFD battalions 4, 9 and 18.

Due to limited seating, those who wish to attend are asked to RSVP atwww.lafdbatt4@gmail.com.