The Laguna Beach Fire Department invites the community to attend a christening of the new wildland fire engine along with a neighborhood wildfire evacuation and outreach event on Saturday, September 7, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Fire Station 2, located at 285 Agate Street in Laguna Beach. Fire Department personnel and officials will push the new engine into the apparatus bay, “officially” placing the engine into service along with pushing the old retiring 1999 wildland engine out of service. The community is invited to witness this ceremonial placement into service and the christening of the new engine.
Additionally, the City’s newly released neighborhood-specific evacuation maps will be shared with the community to kick-off our evacuation outreach campaign. This campaign is detailed in the Wildfire Mitigation and Fire Safety Report which was approved by the City Council in July. Disaster preparedness material will be handed out and the City’s Emergency Kit Backpacks will also be available for purchase. Coffee, pastries, and donuts will be provided.