The 72nd Northeast Los Angeles Christmas Parade is the 2nd oldest parade in the city of Los Angeles.
This year, Montecito Heights CERT and all of Battalion 2 CERT will be making an entry in the parade. Normally we support these events with first-aid stations and outreach booths but this year we'll actually ride in the parade and bring visibility to the Community Emergency Response Team that we rarely get.
Sign up ASAP (before Wednesday if possible) to let us know that you're interested in joining us in this rare opportunity.
The parade will go from the Highland Park Recreation Center to Sycamore Grove Park and will be televised on LA City Channel 35.
You should wear your official LAFD CERT dress uniform if you have one otherwise wear your CERT t-shirt or polo shirt and black pants and black shoes/boots.
We are expecting to ride on a vehicle but be prepared to walk the entire distance. If you have difficultly walking, let us know and we'll make sure you get priority on the vehicle.
Let us know if you don't have a shirt and we'll get some CERT t-shirts ahead of the parade. They are $10 each.
Bring your helmet, vest, and backpack and we'll decide if we'll wear them or not that morning. Also let us know if you need a vest, helmet, and backpack. Vests are $15 and we have a limited number of CERT backpacks and helmets for those who do not have them yet.