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Disaster PreparednessEmergency Phone Numbers
|Fire, Paramedics, Sheriff (for Emergency & Medical Services)||
|Highway Patrol||949 - 661-6215|
|Laguna Woods Police Department||949 - 770-6011|
|Saddleback Memorial Health Care||949 - 837-4500|
|Doctors Ambulance Service||949 - 951-1666|
|Medix Ambulance Service||949 - 240-7161|
Disaster Preparedness Task Force
"Working Together, We Will Survive"
|The Disaster Preparedness Task Force of our community was organized in 1989 and consists of volunteers who function under the Security Department of the Golden Rain Foundation. Their purpose is to keep residents aware, informed and prepared for major disasters.|
The Task Force Office is located on the first floor of the Community Center. Our telephone number is (949) 597-4237.
Upcoming Disaster Preparedness Task Force Events
Don't miss the First Aid Class coming up on Friday Nov. 22! Click the arrow for upcoming events.
To Be Prepared for a Disaster- Do This!
Click the arrow for a comprehensive list of what you should do to be prepared for a disaster, a printable preparedness checklist, and to find out how you can purchase an Emergency Survival Bag.
Pictures from our Free CPR and First Aid Classes
The Disaster Task Force has classes in CPR, Children CPR, Basic First Aid and Good Neighbor, Captains, and Residents Training. We should all be prepared for an emergency. Taking a class will help gain confidence to assist others. Classes are free and pre-registration not required; no tests, but training will be to test level.
Red Cross Certified Instructor Max Wilson watches as Arlene Miller practices the Heimlich Maneuver Abdominal Thrust on volunteer Irv Snyder
The CPR Class is a free class taught by Max Wilson, a Red Cross Certified Instructor.
Take a class!
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Purchase Disaster Preparedness Supplies
The Disaster Preparedness Task Force has 3-day disaster preparedness supply bags and other preparedness items for sale at the Disaster Preparedness Task Force Office in the Community Center. Pick one up today!
Click on the arrow for more information.
Task Force presented Award for Excellence by the OC Red Cross
The Laguna Woods Village Disaster Preparedness Task Force (DPTF) has been presented the Award for Excellence in Disaster Preparedness by the Orange County Red Cross. The “Award for Excellence in Disaster Preparedness” is established to recognize companies and organizations for their superior emergency preparedness plan(s).
Pictures from the 2011 Great California ShakeOut
Laguna Woods Village participated in the Great California ShakeOut 2011. This was a practice for what to do in the event a 7 or greater earthquake hits California.
California can become much more prepared for earthquakes- and be ready to recover quickly. The ShakeOut has been created to help people and organizations get better prepared for major earthquakes, and practice how to be protected when they happen.
During the ShakeOut practicing of earthquake safety of Drop, Cover and Hold On. You only had seconds to protect yourself in an earthquake, before strong shaking knocks you down- or drops something on you. To react quickly you must practice often.
For more information about earthquake safety
Earthquake Preparedness Is Everyone's Responsibility
You can save yourself and the community a lot of grief if you are earthquake aware and prepared. For simple steps to get your household ready click arrows.
Volunteer for the Disaster Preparedness Task Force
Click here to download a volunteer application form.
Concerned About Crowds and Flu Virus?
Face Masks Available in the DPTF Office
The Disaster Preparedness Task Force has for sale individual hygienically packed "NIOSH" "N95" foldable face masks. These are single-use masks and will offer some defense in crowded places from others sneezing and coughing and are the same masks that are included in our 3-day Survival Bags. The masks are sold at cost for 60 cents each or a box of 20 for $12.00. Kept sealed, dry and out of sunlight, they should last indefinitely and can also be used after earthquakes or during wild fires to eliminate breathing particulate matter.
The Task Force office is located on the first floor of the Community Center and open Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 12:00. Be prepared! Carry one in purse or computer bag and a couple in the car.
Disaster Preparedness Task Force