Hometown Heroes-How One Member Faced the MonsterMarch 29, 2019
The Woolsey fire, dubbed the “unstoppable monster” was the most destructive fire in Los Angeles and Ventura county history burning 96,949 acres, destroying 1,643 structures, killing three people, and causing the evacuation of more than 295,000. ASCIP member, Las Virgenes USD, was surrounded by flames with every facility in the fire’s destructive path. During the fire, displaced community members were frustrated with the lack of detailed information about their homes and neighborhoods. Local emergency services were deluged with calls and didn’t know how to contact affected individuals. LVUSD, which has emergency contact information for a large part of the community, bridged the communication gap providing a social media knowledge sharing campaign to ease frustrations.