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    C.E.M.P. Joins The LAPD In Mourning

    Our hearts, prayers and thoughts for the family Officer Christopher Cortijo.

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    C.E.M.P. Search & Rescue

    Serving the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles for Over 50 Years!

  • CEMP Search and Rescue

    A PART OF THE VALLEY'S HISTORY

    From missing persons to disasters, we're always there to help.

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    A TOOL IN THE LAPD TOOLBOX

    Always helping and assisting in times of crisis or major incidents

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    LARGE OR SMALL, C.E.M.P. HELPS

    From the Metrolink disaster, to earthquakes, to fires, we spring into action.

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    SEARCHES OF EVERY KIND

    Assisting the LAPD in a weapons evidence search

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    ALL-VOLUNTEER

    We come from all walks of life to give back to our community

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    GOING THE EXTRA MILE...STRAIGHT UP

    Hiking and training in the Santa Susana Pass

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    A RUNNER'S GUARDIAN ANGEL

    Watching over a major trail run event in the Santa Monica Mountains

WHO WE ARE

We're an all-volunteer suburban search & rescue team serving the Los Angeles area.

WHAT WE DO

C.E.M.P. responds to a variety of emergencies for government agencies, including the LAPD.

WHERE WE DO IT

Our focus is the San Fernando Valley, but we also cover other areas under mutual aid.

Serving the City of Los Angeles for Over 50 Years!

We're proud to be celebrating over a half-century of service to the Los Angeles area.

VITAL SIGNS

RAPID INFORMATION

WHAT WE'VE BEEN UP TO
04.19 - Medical Support for Northridge Safety Fair
04.09 - Lighting Callout (fatality accident)
04.05 - Missing 9yo male (located by friends)
04.04 - Lighting Callout (Officer involved shooting)
03.15 - Medical Support for Pasadena Triathlon
03.08 - Attended Emergency Fair at Hansen Dam
03.06 - Missing 60yo female (called off by PD)
03.06 - Missing 80yo female (located before deployment)
03.05 - Missing 85yo female (located by SF PD)
03.05 - Missing 13yo male (located in SCV by LASO)
02.26 - Missing 66yo male (located on city bus)
02.25 - Missing 77yo male (returned home)
02.25 - Missing 74yo male (called off by PD)
02.21 - Missing 64yo female (LOCATED BY CEMP)
02.16 - Missing 60yo male (called off by PD)
02.15 - Missing 22yo female (located in Harbor Div)
02.01 - Missing 84yo female (called by PD, later located)
01.13 - Lighting (fatality traffic accident)
01.12 - Stand-by Medical for Boney Mountain Trail Race
01.10 - Missing 87yo male (located by family)
01.01 - Missing 72yo female (located by PD)

For a complete Callout Log, please visit our News Page.
HOW TO ACTIVATE OUR TEAM
If you are a private citizen in need of our services, please contact your local police department or call 9-1-1. C.E.M.P. never "self-deploys," meaning we only serve the needs of a governing emergency agency and not the general public's requests. We pride ourselves on our adherance to proper protocol, California regulations and the ICS (Incident Command System).

If you are a division of the LAPD, simply contact RACR and they will deploy us. If you are an area agency other than LAPD, we ask that you deploy us by use of our 24/7 paging system. If you are unfamiliar with this system, please contact us at (866) 448-3212 and we will issue this to you.
JOIN OUR TEAM
C.E.M.P. is always accepting new members. You must be at least 18 years of age, live within an hour response time to the San Fernando Valley, and possess a current California driver's license.

You will also be required to undergo a background check (including fingerprint scan), six month applicant period, three month probationary period and be able to commit to an average of 10-40 hours per month in volunteer service.

To learn more about our requirements and expectations, visit our Recruitment Page.
DONATE TO OUR TEAM (WE'RE ALL VOLUNTEERS!)
C.E.M.P. is an all-volunteer, 501c3 non-profit organization. Although utilized by many area agencies, we are not funded and not part of any County, City or State budget. Therefore all of our operating funds come from out-of-pocket expenses and donations. Over the past five decades we have saved the taxpayers millions of dollars in operating costs. Your tax-deductible contribution will help us maintain the quality of service that our area has come to expect.

Donate Now!
OUR 50 YEAR HISTORY
For 50 years - five decades - C.E.M.P. has been around, helping and serving the City of Los Angeles. As volunteer groups go, that is a long time! We take pride in our heritage, our history and longevity. Please take a moment to visit our History Page and learn more about our beginnings.

Visit the History Page!

Thank You to Our Friends and Sponsors

HELP US KEEP YOU SAFE - DONATE TODAY!

Your contribtion not only helps the community, but is tax-deductiable!