Quincy Firewise invites all interested community members to its monthly meeting Wednesday, Aug. 30. The meeting will feature presentations from two guest speakers: Travis Goings and Lori Pini of the Plumas County Office of Emergency Services. The meeting will be held at West End Theatre (enter through Quintopia) starting at 5 p.m.
Travis Goings is the director of risk management and was recently named director of the Plumas County Office of Emergency Services. OES provides oversight and coordination for emergency and disaster consequence management planning, response, and recovery operations.
Previously, Goings served all of Plumas County as a sergeant for the Plumas County Sheriff’s Office for 17 years. In this role, he had hands-on experience with evacuations, rescues, active shooters, and all-around community safety. Firewise organizers point out that his background in public safety and management brings a wealth of knowledge and skills to OES and the community.
Lori Pini is the manager of Plumas County OES. Pini started her emergency management career at Plumas County Public Health, where she worked for 16 years as a health education specialist and emergency preparedness coordinator. During this time, Pini assisted Plumas County OES on various plans, projects, trainings, and data collection. Pini worked in many emergency operation centers for Plumas County during wildfires, floods, heat waves, and multiple other disasters.
After leaving Public Health, she worked for the State of California Office of Emergency Services as an emergency services coordinator for the Inland Region. Pini said she is excited to be working again with Plumas County partners, businesses, and families.
Quincy Firewise is a local volunteer group making efforts to create a more fire aware and fire prepared community. Quincy Firewise invites all Quincy residents to engage with these efforts and attend informational gatherings on the fourth Wednesday of each month. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or find the group on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100068829343642.
Information submitted by Quincy Firewise