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City of Laguna Beach
Wednesday October 17th, 2018 :: 05:30 p.m. PDT


Point of Dispensing Exercise - 10/18/18 4pm-6pm at The Great Park in Irvine

The Orange County Health Care Agency, City of Irvine, and seven South Orange County cities including Laguna Beach will be exercising a Point of Dispensing (POD) emergency preparedness event at the Great Park in Irvine. The exercise will take place on October 18th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. to practice distribution of an item, which could be water, food, and medicine; however, for this exercise we will be distributing a pumpkin!

If a widespread disease or other disaster were to occur, it may be necessary for local health departments and cities to activate PODs to distribute vaccinations, medicines, or other commodities to a large number of people. “This multi-city POD is a great opportunity for Laguna Beach residents to help the Health Care Agency exercise our capabilities to distribute a commodity in an emergency scenario, come by and get a pumpkin!”, said Emergency Operations Coordinator Jordan Villwock.

The Great Park POD exercise will offer both a walk-up and a drive-thru option. During the event, participants will be directed through the exercise by local police and fire authorities and will be asked to complete a brief intake form, proceed to a nurse or nursing student who will distribute exercise materials, then be directed through the exit. Participants will receive a commemorative tote bag, local emergency planning materials, information about the AlertOC emergency notification system, and a pumpkin.   

For more information about this one-day event, please visit

City of Laguna Beach
505 Forest Ave
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 949-497-0701

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