Laura Farinella
Chief of Police
505 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651


Subject :Emergency Notification Systems
Contact :Jordan Villwock, Emergency Operations Coordinator    (949) 497-0389

If your neighborhood was to have been evacuated this weekend due to the Aliso Fire would you have received the AlertOC emergency call? City Officials communicate through AlertOC, a geo-targeted emergency mass notification system so specific it can send targeted messages right to your neighborhood during emergency events and evacuations. Should disaster strike, you’ll receive key information on where to go and what to do to keep you and your family safe.

Go to to register or update your cell phone numbers, text numbers, and email addresses into the emergency mass notification system. It is recommended that you register your work and home addresses separately to ensure you receive proper notifications for each location. AlertOC is a critical link for residents and businesses to immediately learn of any required actions. It is important to register your additional contact numbers because you may not be home when emergencies happen in your neighborhood.

You should also register for Laguna Beach’s Nixle community alert system. This system is different than AlertOC because it is used to communicate local traffic related information, community events, as well as urgent safety messages in the City. You can customize the types of alerts you would like to receive, all delivered at no cost, by text message, email and web. To sign up simply text 92651 to 888-777.

The City of Laguna Beach encourages the residents to be prepared for all emergencies by making an emergency plan and creating an emergency kit. Templates are available at

The process is simple:

1)      Make an emergency plan

2)      Create an emergency kit

3)      Sign the pledge online to help make Laguna Beach the Most Prepared City in Orange County

To access materials, checklists, and to sign the pledge please visit Residents are encouraged to get their neighbors, friends, co-workers and fellow members in local organizations to join in the effort.