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City officials to discuss fire safety at Village Laguna meeting on Monday

Village Laguna invites the community to the group’s monthly meeting on Monday, March 25 at 7 p.m., at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, to hear Jordan Villwock, Emergency Operations Coordinator, and City Manager John Pietig discuss how residents can be prepared for a fast-moving fire, and what innovative safety measures were learned from the experts at the Paradise disaster. All are welcome to attend.

A contingent of Laguna Beach city officials, including City Manager Pietig, Mayor Bob Whelan, and Villwock made the journey to the town of Paradise, California, to witness the destruction caused by the Camp Fire last November.

The topography of Paradise shares similarities with Laguna Beach. Our city has formed a Fire Safety Task Force to review Laguna’s emergency evacuation and response plans.

City officials to discuss Villwock

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Emergency Operations Coordinator Jordan Villwock will present fire safety strategies at Monday’s Village Laguna meeting

Villwork, who worked for the Laguna Beach Police Department for the past 15 years, oversees disaster preparedness, mass notification, grant writing, public information, volunteer management, and EOC readiness. In 2018, the City of Laguna Beach received the California Emergency Service Gold Award for its Evacuation Plan and Shelter Plan and Jordan was also honored as one of the 2018 Top 100 Most Influential People in Orange County by the OC Register due to his work with emergency alerting.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Laguna Beach is located at 429 Cypress Dr.

For more information about Village Laguna, visit www.villagelaguna.org.

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