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TRI-CITY Community Emergency

Response Team Association

Gardena, Hawthorne & Lawndale

The Safety of Communities Is Our Priority

TRI-CITY Community Emergency Response Team Association is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization created to enhance disaster preparedness and emergency response.

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About Us: TRI-CITY Community

Emergency Response Team Association

Our Mission

TRI-CITY Community Emergency Response Team Association is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization created to enhance disaster preparedness and emergency response for the citizens of Gardena, Lawndale, Hawthorne, and South Bay, California.


We accomplish this through participation in community awareness events, various training programs, and drills. We also provide volunteer support to the fire and police departments upon activation.


Our vision is to train residents to be prepared in the event of a disaster. We want them to be deployable resources who can assist with emergency services upon request.

Our Board of Directors

  • Mark Clayson, Treasurer
  • Gary Kaneshiro, Board Member
  • Kenny LaMarr, Board Member
  • Margie Hoyt, Board Member


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State of California Grant for CERT Teams

Gardena CERT team must meet the following criteria:

  • Only CERT grads who belong to the Gardena CERT team
  • CERT grads who actively help with Gardena CERT community outreach programs
  • Part of the TRI-CITY CERT Board can benefit from the Gardena CERT grant.
  • Must submit and pass a background check by the Gardena Police Department, Gardena CERT's Sponsoring agency.
  • Must commit to helping reach out and educate 20 people from the community about emergency preparedness and/or CERT through a Gardena CERT-approved activity from June 14, 2019 to December 31, 2020
  • Must fill out the TRI-CITY CERT membership profile
  • Must be a CERT graduate. Please provide the year you graduated from CERT and your CERT certificate.

Those fulfilling these requirements will receive general insurance coverage, CERT vest California for All, and a CERT identification card.

Get Involved With TRI-CITY CERT Association

For community emergency response team (CERT) members, here are the two teams we are developing. We need active participants.

1. CERT Community Outreach Team

You can help with disaster preparedness activities and staff CERT booths in community events.

2. TRI-CITY CERT Disaster Response Team

You can be part of a CERT response team that can be deployed in a disaster by a city agency. We need CERT members who would like to help the community when a disaster happens. Special training is provided.


If you are interested in either of these teams, please contact Cindy Matsuda at [email protected]

Welcome to the TRI-CITY CERT ASSOCIATION Website

TRI-CITY CERT Association has CERT volunteer members from Gardena, Hawthorne, Lawndale, and South Bay. We welcome all CERT groups and the community to our bimonthly membership meetings. There, we will cover a multitude of CERT and disaster preparedness topics. We will also hold CERT skill refresher training.


Members and guests, we are happy to introduce our new website to you. This website is up to date with all the latest TRI-CITY CERT Association news, events, and photos. Got questions? Contact us! We will get back to you as soon as we can. 

To All Members

Good news! We have resumed TRI-CITY CERT meetings through Zoom. Our next community meeting will be on a special holiday. One will be held in December. The actual date and plans are in the works.


Gardena and Hawthorne CERT will soon introduce the Nationwide Hybrid CERT Training. It will consist of 12 hours of online CERT instruction and 16 hours of in-person CERT skill training. To get more information and sign up, please contact Cindy Matsuda at [email protected]

For more info about TRI-CITY CERT Association, you may contact:

Jose Hernandez

Email: [email protected]

Cindy Matsuda

Phone: 310-528-8730

Email: [email protected]

Get Involved in CERT and Emergency Preparedness Community Outreach Events!

Educating People to Be Disaster-Ready

At TRI-CITY Community Emergency Response Team Association, we outreach to the communities in Gardena, Hawthorne, Lawndale, and South Bay, California. We help prepare them for a disaster, such as an earthquake, by equipping them with skills and knowledge. We also network with the city governments, police and fire departments, and other nonprofit organizations.


Our goal is to partner with them for community events. We also want to be a deployable resource to them in times of disaster. To check out opportunities for you to be disaster-prepared and join our community emergency response team (CERT) classes, contact us today! 

Earthquake Preparedness

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Emergency Preparedness

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